Opening doors for business to new talent
Did you know that only 53% of Australians with disability are employed, compared to 83% of all working-age people?
In a country that prides itself on giving others “a fair go”, this statistic says something isn’t right. At Maxima, our experience is that employers don’t seek to exclude those with disability, injury or a health conditions; they just don’t appreciate how much those with a disability have to offer or how easy it is to tap into their skills.
When you consider that more than 20% of all Australians have some form of disability, that’s a big pool of talent to be missing out on. And with government increasingly demanding contractors with a diverse workforce, you could be missing out on business opportunities as well.
Maxima is a not-for-profit specialist in helping employers create diverse workforces that improve business results. For employers, there is also the priceless benefit of giving what is often a life-changing opportunity to someone who will really appreciate it.
Talk to one of our specialised employment consultants to discover how Maxima can help your business under the Federal Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program. Our service is fee-free.
We are one of the country’s fast-growing DES providers and consistently enjoy a five-star performance rating from the Federal Government. We also draw on the strengths of the Maxima Group, which is one of the country’s largest employers of apprentices and trainees through the Apprentice Employment Network (formerly Group Training).
Disability Employment – National Panel of Assessors
Maxima is a member of the Australian Government’s National Panel of Assessors.
If you employ a person registered with a Disability Employment Services provider, your workplace may be contacted by a member Maxima’s team of qualified and accredited assessors for an assessment. They will carry out an independent assessment to determine the support your business may receive to maintain the employment of that worker.
Assessments are used to determine three main types of support for workers with a disability:
Ongoing Support – To determine what level of support the disabled worker requires to maintain their current job
Supported Wage System – To support workers unable to perform at the same productivity level as their work colleagues due to their disability
Workplace Modification – To recommend work-related tools and equipment or workplace modifications to help them carry out their job tasks more easily.
For information on ways to make a workplace more accessible for people with a disability, please see https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/home