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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      mlittle@horizoninc.org
 Employment&Tgn Srvcs       Cleveland Rd

 Job Futures/               Level 10, 418A Elizabeth
                                                          Surry Hills   NSW 2010   02 9282 6978 02 9281 1579     Baden Chalmers   baden.chalmers@workventures.com.au
 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     louisey@wcig.org.au
 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    jobsmart@pep.org.au
                            328 Albany Hwy
 Victoria Park
 JobFutures                 61 Archer St                  Chatswood NSW 2067       02 9412 3122 02 9413 3224     Felisa Santos    chatswood@jobfutures.org.au

                            Level 4, 50 Hunter Street     Newcastle     NSW 2300   02 4929 5858 02 4929 7003     Lisa Phillips    lisaphillips@lifeactivities.org.au
 Life Activities
                             Level 4, 169 Macquarie
 JobFutures/                                                                                                     Baden Chalmers
                            Street                         Parramatta NSW 2150     02 9633 9644 02 9281 1579                      baden.chalmers@workventures.com.au
 WorkVentures                                                                                                    (9282 6978)
                                                                                                  02 8746 0733
                            Suite 2, Level 4, Strathfield
                            Plaza                         Strathfield   NSW 2135   02 8746 0711                  Cathy Clark      cathy@jobskills.com.au
 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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