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Opportunities for people receiving Disability Support Pension to access Job Network employment service JOB futures sites in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth are participating in a pilot aimed at giving better access to people on Disability Support Pensions to services to help them gain employment. If you are on the Disability Support Pension, and interested in going back to work or job oriented study, you can sign on to the pilot at any of our participating offices. We offer support, for example through the provision of Auslan interpreter assistance, to enable you to access our services. Through this pilot JOB futures can help you: ª establish a long term career goal, with a plan about how to get there; ª identify the type of job and employer to target in your job search; ª refine your job search strategy – including preparing a resume, application letters and helping with your preparation for job interviews; ª secure a work experience placement; ª identify any personal development or work skills training that you might need; ª meet with and get support from other job seekers. JOB futures can help with training funds, transport and other costs related to getting and keeping a job. Our marketing staff will contact employers on your behalf to help you get your ‘foot in the door’. J We’ll keep in touch after placement to help you settle in to your new job How will the pilot affect my Disability Is this the right service for me ? Support Pension ? This service is right for you if you: ª Participation in this pilot will have no impact on § want a job your pension. § can work at least 8 hours per week ª The pilot is voluntary, and you can exit at any time § do not need long term (more than six months) if it is not meeting your needs. significant support to stay in the workplace Our services are adapted to your needs – so if you What if I get a job ? become ill or cannot manage a full-time program, we can People receiving the DSP have to earn more than $633.25 tailor it to meet your needs. Similarly, we will look for work per week, or need to be able to work over 30 hours per that fits with your capacity to work. week at full award wages before they lose their payments. If you still have doubts, call or email us to discuss whether Those working part time may receive a reduced payment, this is the right service for you. but, importantly, retain their Pension Concession Card and all the concessions associated with it. A person will still keep their concession card even if they receive one dollar of DSP, and can still keep their card for an extra 12 months if their DSP stops because they earn over the allowable limit. If you move off DSP into work, and then have to leave work, or reduce hours because of your disability within two years, you can move straight back onto DSP. Meeting the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis JOB futures has sites at Fortitude Valley, Newcastle, Surry Hills, South Yarra, Chatswood and Parramatta which specialise in finding employment for people living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis. We can work with you to find a workplace that will enable you to manage your health and/or treatment regime and can talk you through issues around disclosure to prospective employers. We maintain close contact with groups representing the consumers of these services, making sure we can alert you to any opportunities and give you advice about other services that might be useful to you. Meeting the needs of Deaf and Hearing Impaired job seekers Our offices in Strathfield (moving soon to Burwood) and Fortitude Valley have special expertise in working with deaf and hearing impaired clients. Through our connections with employers, we can help you find a meaningful job that fits with your goals. We work with you and with your employer to ensure that any additional assistance, like interpreters or adaptive technology, can be provided. Meeting the needs of mature job seekers Across the JOB futures network we run many specialist programs for mature job seekers, and we are particularly aware of the needs of DSP clients in this group. We can help you re-think your job goals, update your skills, and put you in contact with employers who will value your skills. Marketing your abilities At JOB futures we see our job as marketing your abilities to employers. Our goal is to get help you on a pathway to your long term career goal. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, contact your nearest JOB futures site: Site Address Phone Fax Contact Name Email Job Futures/Horizon Cnr Dollery Rd & Old Capalaba QLD 4157 07 3823 5299 07 3823 5799 Matt Little firstname.lastname@example.org Employment&Tgn Srvcs Cleveland Rd Job Futures/ Level 10, 418A Elizabeth Surry Hills NSW 2010 02 9282 6978 02 9281 1579 Baden Chalmers email@example.com WorkVentures Street, Surry Hills 03 9824 2330 Suite 5, Level 8, Job Futures/ Como Office Tower, South Yarra VIC 3141 03 9824 2340 Louise Young firstname.lastname@example.org WCIG South Yarra 644 Chapel St Job Futures/PEP Suite 46 Employment Services Victoria Park WA 6100 08 9470 3096 08 9470 5368 Leeanne Keogh email@example.com 328 Albany Hwy Victoria Park JobFutures 61 Archer St Chatswood NSW 2067 02 9412 3122 02 9413 3224 Felisa Santos firstname.lastname@example.org JobFutures/ Level 4, 50 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300 02 4929 5858 02 4929 7003 Lisa Phillips email@example.com Life Activities Level 4, 169 Macquarie JobFutures/ Baden Chalmers Street Parramatta NSW 2150 02 9633 9644 02 9281 1579 firstname.lastname@example.org WorkVentures (9282 6978) 02 8746 0733 Suite 2, Level 4, Strathfield JobFutures/ Plaza Strathfield NSW 2135 02 8746 0711 Cathy Clark email@example.com Inner West Skills Centre Direct TTY: The Boulevarde 02 8746 0714 Opportunities for people receiving Disability Support Pension to access Job Network employment service
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