Australian job seekers will soon have access to a new employment service for people with disability with the official launch of Joblife Employment on 2 July.
Joblife is the result of a unique partnership between one of Australia’s largest disability services providers, Life Without Barriers, and employment and training provider Angus Knight Group.
Joblife was appointed by the Department of Social Services to the official panel of Disability Employment Services providers and will be co-located in the Life Without Barriers’ offices in more than 30 locations. Its unwavering goal is to improve the social and economic opportunities of people with disability and in doing so foster vibrant communities where no one is left behind.
CEO of Joblife, Anthony Parsons said Joblife would help residents with a disability who are approved to access Disability Employment Services.
“However, we know that there are many more people who are eligible but for a variety of reasons have never sought employment assistance,” Mr Parsons said.
“At Joblife, we believe there is a job for everyone, and that a disability should be no barrier to sustainable employment. What makes us different to traditional providers is that our consultants will invest in understanding the circumstances and unique strengths of each and every client, and create a customized strategy to prepare them for work.
“Employers who have hired people with disability will tell you how important their staff are in the contributions they make to their business. They bring a fantastic work ethic and create a diverse engaged workforce that creates a vibrancy and a positive culture.”
“For Joblife, the opportunity to work alongside the Life Without Barriers team means we can support potential job seekers beyond just getting them job-ready, particularly those who may need assistance to travel to and from work, or are homeless, have a mental health issue, or are in the process of returning to work following a period of ill health or injury.”
Mr Parsons said while Joblife would not be officially opening until 2 July, job seekers and employers can register their interest in services by ringing 1800 319 502.
“In addition, we welcome inquiries from employers who would like to learn more about employing a person with disability. There are a number of government initiatives such as wage subsidies and funding for workplace modifications available.”