Disability Employment Services Provider atWork Australia and Ability Works are creating human-centred ways to achieve better outcomes to support people who are experiencing barriers to employment.
atWork Australia – one of Australia’s leaders in assisting people living with disability, injury or health condition to find employment – met with Ability Works to understand the job openings and required skills.
“We focus on connecting our clients with the right job not just any job,” says Kylie Olsen, an Employment Engagement Manager at atWork Australia. “Our model is based on empowerment. Our clients get to decide whether our proposal is the right one for them at that moment in time.”
Kylie adds: “atWork Australia helps everyone through recruitment and placement processes. The team that supports the clients monitors the working hours, understands the workplace, discusses challenges, and points out what is working well. But there is also a team supporting the employer, providing information about available wage subsidies and other assistance. We want both parties to be able to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace. We want both parties to be able to benefit from Government programs and contracts.”
From Job Coaches to its management team, atWork Australia has created a system that puts the individual in the centre. This people-first principle is the basis of the interaction between both organisations.
Jobsbank are passionate about inclusion and the difference it makes – not just to one person, but to teams and whole organisations. They believe in an Australia where everybody belongs. That’s why they are helping to build more inclusive workplaces one business at time.
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