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Creating opportunities for you

 

Do you have a disability, injury or health condition and want to find work?

At Maxima, we understand you face much greater hurdles than most jobseekers and are genuinely committed to helping you.

We are a long-established, not-for-profit organisation that is part of the Federal Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program, but that’s not all. We value your experience, strengths and interests and work hard to find a job that is meaningful for you. Everyone strives for a job like that — why shouldn’t you?

Finding the right job often means Maxima’s employment consultants will approach employers who have not previously thought about hiring someone with a disability, injury or health condition. But many of our happiest success stories — for the jobseeker and the employer — come from opening doors that were otherwise closed.

Going these extra steps is second nature for our hard-working and supportive employment consultants. Many of them have backgrounds in nursing or psychology and have been at Maxima for many years helping jobseekers with disability, injury and health conditions.

The DES program is open to nearly all people with a disability, injury or health condition. You do not have to be receiving a Disability Pension or other Centrelink benefits to be eligible. Please get in touch to find out more about eligibility and discover how friendly and helpful Maxima can be.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a disability, injury or health condition
  • Be aged between 15 and Age Pension age
  • Be able to work at least eight hours per week
  • Not already working to your maximum capacity
  • Not be in fulltime study (unless you’re a potential School Leaver)

Our 5 star rating means we have the highest rate of success in achieving outcomes for job seekers.

 

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Disability Employment – National Panel of Assessors

Maxima is a member of the Australian Government’s National Panel of Assessors.   Our team of qualified and accredited assessors carry out independent assessments to determine and recommend supports in order to maintain the employment of worker with a disability.

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.


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