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Working with and employing Jobseekers on the Autism Spectrum

AXIS Employment Bendigo is proud to have been selected to be a part of the Autism@work Pilot Program.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) Autism@Work program is helping Disability Employment Services (DES) providers to connect employers and autistic candidates to create the start of career journeys for more people on the autism spectrum.  The goal of this initiative is to create greater employment success for jobseekers on the autism spectrum.

Eight sites have been identified to participate in the pilot. The selection of providers was based upon consistently high caseloads of participants with autism. The sites were a selection of metropolitan and regional locations. The identified sites are located in: Gold Coast and Brisbane in Queensland; two in Bendigo in Victoria; Penrith and Wollongong in New South Wales; and Gawler and Murraylands in South Australia.

If you’re a business and would like more information on the pilot please visit https://aawpilot.com/ You can also contact Kyle Walsh 0499 100 049 or Rick Ladson 0499 194 401 at AXIS Employment Bendigo.

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AXIS Employment joins GROW Bendigo

AXIS Employment is excited be one of GROW Bendigo’s newest signatories and join an increasing number of businesses and organisations who are committed to regional outcomes in both Procurement and Employment outcomes. Axis Employment are a provider of Disability Employment Services to the region and we are very pleased to be on board.

 

Milan finds his spark at Wiltronics Ballarat

In getting to know Milan, the team at CVGT Ballarat discovered he had a passion for voice acting with the vision to apply this skill to video games.

Our team worked closely with Milan, who has autism spectrum disorder and Erb’s palsy, and provided him with the extra support he needed to find a pathway into this competitive field by organising work experience at local radio station Voice FM.

After completing his work experience, Milan expressed an interest in working in a technology related role so this became the goal for all.

The team were able to secure Milan a job at local electronics supply company Wiltronics.

Milan has eased into his role on the production line which includes packing order and unpacking deliveries. He is learning to master one thing at a time with a view to build his overall confidence.

Wiltronics offers Milan an environment that interests him and has room for growth.

Thank you Richard and the team at Wiltronics who are willing to give everyone a go and help an employee realise their potential.

You can read more about Milan’s story via our website.

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If you’re looking for staff, as your local Disability Employment Service provider, CVGT Australia can help you find the right staff for your business. Our staff will talk to you to understand your business and staffing needs. Then we’ll match this to our extensive database of quality candidates to deliver the right match for your business. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

For further information on this program, visit Disability Employment Service.

Inclusive Employment resource booklet

A user friendly and practical guide for businesses and organisations to assist them in the employment of  a person with a disability.

There are several case studies to give examples of how the gaining of employment can be life giving to a person with a disability.

The practical tips and resources will assist sole traders, and medium to large business to assist their businesses to become more inclusive by improving their workplace practices around issues of recruitment and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.

To read it on line, go to the link. If you would prefer a hardcopy, please call the Greater City of Bendigo: 03 5434 6000

You can also email us at info@inclusivetowns.com.au  for a hard copy

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AXIS Employment – Disability Employment Provider

AXIS Employment is a not for profit, community-based employment service which provides free employment solutions to Job Seekers and Employers in regional Victoria and South Australia.

AXIS Employment has been leading the way when it comes to providing high quality Disability Employment Services. Ranked as one of the top providers Australia wide, we’ve spent over 25 years in the industry and know the benefits suitable, sustainable work can bring to a Job Seekers life.

Our staff work with participants across multiple employment and pre-employment programs and are dedicated to getting the best outcome for each individual. We listen to the needs of each person, focus on their abilities and together, we develop a plan to assist them to achieve their goals.

Finding employment for Job Seekers with disability, illness or injury is where we excel. Our understanding of local labour markets and our ability to create excellent, long-lasting relationships with employers puts us a step above the rest. With the assistance of incentives and comprehensive post-employment support, the results for our Job Seekers and Employers speak for themselves.

We are committed to supporting the regional communities in which we operate and are proud supporters of many clubs and sporting groups.

Our mission is to inspire and empower people through employment, in turn fostering value and social inclusion.

If you are requiring staff within the Bendigo region, Macedon Ranges, Loddon Shire, Mt. Alexander Shire or Central Goldfields Shire or would like to know more about our services please contact Business Development Officer Kyle Walsh on Mobile: 0499 100 019 Email: kyle.walsh@caei.com.au

Inclusive employment webinar resourcing local business

The Inclusive Employment Project is a partnership program between the City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon, and Mount Alexander Shires. The project’s aim is to work with  local businesses to assist them to develop and become inclusive employers. The webinar highlights the many benefits of employing a person with disabilities and it is aimed at local employers, large and small in the three local government areas.

The City of Greater Bendigo is partnering with local disability employment service providers, the Australian Network on Disability and Be.Bendigo to produce this 90 minute webinar. It is designed to show employers how they can go about employing people with a disability and the benefits of doing so.

The webinar features Emma Hennington from the Australian Network on Disability who will present a business case for inclusive employment.  Podcast producer, and local musician Eliza Hull will introduce local employers who have recruited people with a disability and their employees. They will share their insights and experiences.  Local disability employment services will also discuss how they can help employers identify the right person for a job and outline the financial incentives and support available.

Please follow the link

https://inclusivetowns.com.au/webinar-inclusive-employment/

Community Engagement and Communications - Bendigo Community Health Services
Make a difference in the community by giving a young person a go!

Headspace Bendigo is helping youth into jobs through the free Individual Placement and Support Program and we need your help.

We want to learn more about businesses like yours and the different job opportunities out there so we can ensure young people are learning the essential skills that employers actually need.

This will ensure more young people are not only successful in gaining employment but can make a difference from day one.

Giving a young person a go not only brings new ideas to a workplace but gaining employment can change their life.

The IPS program at headspace Bendigo helps young people between 15 and 25 into employment and education while they are receiving support from a mental health clinician for their mental health and wellbeing.

It’s a voluntary program empowering young people to become more independent while achieving employment and education goals.

Providing young people with the resources and tools allows choice and control meaning that they are more likely to be successful in obtaining sustainable employment going forward.

headspace Bendigo was one of 14 initial sites across Australia funded by the Department of Social Services to trial the IPS Program and this has now been expanded to 24 sites. The IPS Program will soon be expanded into 50 headspace sites to provide more support and opportunities for young people.

We support a diverse range of young people who all have different skills and attributes.

We recognise that every young person is an individual and support is tailored to their specific needs.

The IPS Program provides time unlimited support and we are there for both the young person and the employer throughout the journey.

On-site support can also be provided for businesses if needed.

There are plenty of young people looking for that ‘opportunity’ so we are always looking for employers willing to give someone a go. Please contact the IPS team at headspace Bendigo on 5406 1400 to discuss the program and supports available or find out how we can help you get a new employee.

What young people say about the IPS Program?

“With the help of the IPS team I was able to put my best foot forward and figure out what I wanted to do & what I needed to work on in order to gain employment in the area’s I enjoyed. I highly recommend accessing this FREE service and starting your journey in the workforce” – IPS Participant

The IPS program was very helpful for me. I had a rough idea of what my goals were in life but found it difficult to achieve them. Now with the assistance I had from the IPS program, I am on the way to achieving my goals. – IPS Participant

headspace – The National Youth Mental Health Foundation is an early intervention service aiming to provide support to young people between the age of 12 to 25. headspace Bendigo has a range of services to support young people from our site at 78-80 Pall Mall.

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AXIS Employment

AXIS Employment is a not for profit, community-based employment service which provides free employment solutions to Job Seekers and Employers in regional Victoria and South Australia.

AXIS Employment has been leading the way when it comes to providing high quality Disability Employment Services. Ranked as one of the top providers Australia wide, we’ve spent over 25 years in the industry and know the benefits suitable, sustainable work can bring to a Job Seekers life.

Our staff work with participants across multiple employment and pre-employment programs and are dedicated to getting the best outcome for each individual. We listen to the needs of each person, focus on their abilities and together, we develop a plan to assist them to achieve their goals.

Finding employment for Job Seekers with disability, illness or injury is where we excel. Our understanding of local labour markets and our ability to create excellent, long-lasting relationships with employers puts us a step above the rest. With the assistance of incentives and comprehensive post-employment support, the results for our Job Seekers and Employers speak for themselves.

We are committed to supporting the regional communities in which we operate and are proud supporters of many clubs and sporting groups.

Our mission is to inspire and empower people through employment, in turn fostering value and social inclusion.

If you are requiring staff within the Bendigo region, Macedon Ranges, Loddon Shire, Mt. Alexander Shire or Central Goldfields Shire or would like to know more about our services please contact Business Development Officer Kyle Walsh on Mobile: 0499 100 019 Email: kyle.walsh@caei.com.au or Business Development Officer Rick Ladson on Mobile: 0499 194 401 Email: rick.ladson@caei.com.au

Economic Development Officer - The City of Greater Bendigo
Talking COVID-19 – An Economic Snapshot for central Victoria
David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank will host a FREE webinar Talking COVID-19 – An Economic Snapshot for Regional Victoria on Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 12pm.

It is the latest in a series of free weekly business webinars presented by the City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Be.Bendigo to help businesses navigate through the pandemic. David’s webinar will give an overview from a national and regional perspective and highlight the key economic drivers over the coming year. He will also discuss how central Victoria can build its resilience and prosperity in a post COVID-19 world