11 May
Your options for disability employment

Your options for disability employment

If you’re an individual with a disability looking for employment or work experience, then we can point you in the right direction. Today we’ll discuss your options and how we can support you to find the best fit.

Supported employment

Workpower is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE), and we provide supported employment and training for individuals in a number of businesses. We currently have six businesses that employ people with disability; including 1905 Catering, BRS, and the Wholesale Nursery.

This gives individuals the platform to develop new skills and knowledge. They also have the option to transfer to open employment from here if they wish.

It’s important to note that ADEs provide similar working conditions to other businesses. Most importantly, it provides people with disability a chance to make valuable contributions to the community.

Open employment

If you’re looking for employment in the open workplace, then there are ways we can help with that. We understand that finding and maintaining employment for a person with disability can be difficult, and you may feel disadvantaged.

That’s why we’ve got a system of comprehensive supports available, which include:

  • Working with an Employment Consultant to discuss your goals and aspirations
  • Career planning and preparation skills
  • Ongoing job search support
  • Finding opportunities for you through our pool of employers
  • Continued support to ensure your employment is sustainable

Training and volunteering

We can also support you on your journey towards gaining employment and developing your life skills. This may include additional study, training, or gaining work experience.

Our partnerships with organisations can provide you the experience you’re looking for. These include positions in our businesses and those in the open market.

What suits you

No matter the option, we can work with you to find the right fit. Our supports are individualised and flexible, and you have options to change between study and work when you want.

Contact us at 1800 610 665 or email us to get started!