Employers benefit from on-going advice and support from a job coach, enhanced public image as an equal opportunities employer and the opportunity to win new customers.
Job seekers benefit from having the support and services of a job coach to access work within their own communities and to provide assistance to both employer and employee adapting to their new position.
There are a number of employment grants and supports available to assist people with disabilities to gain and retain employment.
- Wage Subsidy Scheme
Is a scheme that offers financial support for employers who employ people on a full time basis (21 hours or more)
- Job Interview Interpreter Grant
The Job Interview Interpreter Grant Scheme provides funding for people with speech and hearing impairments who want to attend job interviews.
- Grants for employers to retain employees with disabilities
The Employment Retention Grant Scheme is a scheme that aims to assist employers to retain employees who acquire an illness or impairment that affects their ability to carry out their job.
- Disability awareness training grants
Grant aid can be provided towards the cost of training employees about disability awareness in the workplace.
- Grants for adapting or equipping the workplace for staff with disabilities
Grant assistance is available to employees with disabilities, employers and self-employed people with disabilities who need to make adaptations to their workplace or purchase specialised equipment.
- Personal Reader Grants
The Personal Reader grant is made available to blind or visually impaired employees that require some extra assistance with reading printed material at work.