atWork Australia has been helping people with disability, mental health conditions, illness or injury find and keep jobs for over 15 years. From 1 July 2018, atWork Australia will provide this support in more than 170 locations across Australia, enabling more than 5,000 Australians with disability to find meaningful, sustainable work in the first six months alone.
General Manager of atWork Australia, Michael Kolomyjec said: “We are so privileged to be able to help so many people with disability, injury or illness to change their lives through the power of work. In fact, atWork Australia can now support more than double the job seekers we were able to help in the year leading up to this expansion.”
atWork Australia is part of the Work Health Group, which has over 25 years’ experience in helping people to find and stay in work.
Mr Kolomyjec said “At the heart of what we do is the belief that employment transforms lives, not only the lives of individuals, also the lives of their family and friends and the communities they live in.”
“This belief, matched with atWork Australia’s extensive experience and knowledge in employment services, and local connections with employers and community organisations, creates great opportunities for both job seekers and employers.”
The atWork Australia Disability Employment Services team is passionate and dedicated, working tirelessly to boost the employment rate of people with disability.
Mr Kolomyjec said that often a person’s beliefs about their ability to work can be the real barrier to employment, often more so than the condition itself.
“That’s why we work with job seekers to look at all possible barriers to employment and help them to address mindset, as well as other issues that may be preventing them from gaining employment. We use our bespoke, evidence-based health and wellbeing program called Positivum, which was developed by allied health professionals. Positivum helps atWork Australia to understand the beliefs and perceptions that may be a barrier to employment, to then precisely tailor job plans to maximise job seekers’ opportunity and potential.”
atWork Australia offers one job coach from start to finish, who focuses on building capacity, increasing motivation and providing support, to gain meaningful and sustainable careers for all job seekers. Job seekers also have access to in-house allied health professionals, on the job support once they get a job (to help them settle into and thrive in the role), and post placement support or ongoing support.
“Importantly, each job seeker is supported with what they need, all tailored to make the most of their skills and capacity and best meet their needs,” Mr Kolomyjec said.
atWork Australia is able to tap into a network of employers based on local connections and via its parent group, many of whom are ready to work with atWork Australia.
atWork Australia is committed to providing truly excellent disability employment support services, making a real difference to people’s lives and helping employers to find truly great people for their business.
Let’s get started today – call us on 1300 080 856 or register your interest today.