I recently had a fantastic experience with the Australian government funded company known as Job Access. I have been in the Australia for just under a year and slowly getting to know about all the support services available in this country for my therapy clients. I was directed towards JobAcess as I had a young client in their early 20’s who was recently diagnosed with a neurological condition and was concerned with how they could stay at work.
I browsed the JobAccess website and was quite blown away with all the different support and advice they supply in a range of areas for both the employer and employee and the different funding schemes that are available. I contacted them to discus my client and they were exceptional helpful on the phone and sent through all the application forms and information instantly via email while I was speaking to them.
JobAccess is a government funded information and advice service which offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers. It has been set up to support and assist people with disability to find employment or stay employed.
JobAccess is able to assist you and provide information for how to prepare yourself to start looking for a job, how to interview and how to access help after you have found a job. They can also assist you in maintaining your job or changing your skills once you are employed. JobAccess can direct you to several free services to help you find a job, keep a job or manage a return to work after accident or injury. Many of these services offer ongoing support for people with disability. They are also able to direct you towards the best resources regarding appropriate study, training and apprenticeship course for a career you may want.
There is also financial assistance available; help to pay for the cost of workplace modifications and several programs available to help your employer with wages, training, and other options. There is also advice and help to set up your own business if this offers you the flexibility you need to start work or return to work.
Many people with disabilities, especially those who acquire their disability during their employment lifetime struggle to return to work and often suffer a form of loss of self identify as often their role at work is reflective of who we are. There is a constant drive towards equal opportunities especially in the work place but often it feels like an uphill struggle if you don’t have the support both regarding knowledge and finances. Please visit their comprehensive, easy to use website and a free telephone information and advice service where you can access confidential, expert advice on the employment of people with disability.
Phone 1800 464 800 for expert advice