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.
- 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)
Disability Employment Services (DES) – ESS
In March 2014 Maxima acquired DES-ESS operations in Pt Pirie and the Adelaide Hills Employment Services Areas. Star Rankings released for the period ending June 30th 2014 indicated Maxima had increased performance by 20% in the previous three months and had regained 2 Stars in the Adelaide Hills ESA. Port Pirie gained 5% and is a strong 3 Star ESA. Initiatives implemented have seen a +160% increase in the placement of job seekers over the period and a retention in employment of over 96%.
Job Placement Specialist – Return to Work SA
Maxima Joblink was initially approached to be part of the pilot in redesigning job search services for injured workers who did not have an employer to return to work with. Working closely with Return to Work SA, the pilot ran for 9 months and assisted injured workers to regain capacity and enter the workforce. Maxima took part in the competitive tender process and, as a successful tenderer, was awarded a contract across Metropolitan and Regional South Australia. The contract commenced on 1/7/14 and is expected to run for two years in the first instance.
Disability Assessment – National Panel of Assessors
Maxima delivers National Panel of Assessment services in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. These assessments include:
Ongoing Support Assessments (OSA)
- Determine the level of support employees with a disability or health needs require to maintain their employment.
Supported Wage System (SWS)
- An assessment aimed at measuring the productivity of a worker with disability.
Workplace Modification Scheme (WMS)
- Assessment on the need for adaptive technologies or processes in the workplace for people with disability. This includes, but is not limited to, the cost of modifications to a workplace, to work vehicles and equipment, Auslan interpreting services and specialised assistance for people with mental illness and specific learning disorders.
For more information see https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/ or call Job Access 1800 464 800
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