Outlook Employment works closely with you, the employer, in supporting our candidates to become your valued workers.
Job matching, support and training
As part of Outlook Employment's service to employers we:
- Work closely with employers to match them with the right employee
- Provide quality candidates
- Support employers setting up a new position
- Provide ongoing support for the employee and employer once they are placed in work
- Provide on job support and on site training when required
- Assist eligible employers to access various subsidies and rebates
- Can arrange work experience / trials
A diverse workforce is good for business
- A more diverse workplace can improve morale, creativity and teamwork
- Employers who do not consider people with disabilities miss out on a large talent pool
- People with disability tend to have fewer workplace absences
- A diverse workforce is representative of our community, as one in five Australians have a disability
- A diverse workplace can attract more diverse customers and a better understanding of their needs
- Being an inclusive workplace increases the ability of workplaces to retain employees who may acquire a disability through accident, illness or ageing
Outlook Employment strives to provide a professional service by working with employers to
understand their needs and find suitable applicants. Outlook Employment staff are professional, qualified and experienced in assisting people with disabilities.
Incentives and rebates
Outlook Employment can assist eligible employers to access a range of financial supports and incentives:
The scheme enables Disability Employment Services to offer financial assistance to employers who employ Outlook Employment participants. The aim is to encourage employers to provide sustainable employment to workers with disability.An employer may be eligible for up to $1,500 (excluding GST) based on the following criteria:Employment must be for at least eight hours per week for at least 13 weeks and have a reasonable expectation of continuing more than 13 weeks.
Employment must be under open employment conditions
Employer must guarantee the worker a weekly award based wage (i.e. no commission based or subcontract positions)
The Wage Connect Subsidy Scheme is a Government initiative aimed to encourage employers to employ eligible clients with a disability.If the participant is deemed eligible of DEEWR’s IT system the employment must be:For at least 15 hours per week for at least a consecutive 26 weeks
Have a reasonable expectation of exceeding 26 weeks
Be under open employment conditions
Guarantee the worker a weekly award based wage (i.e. no commissions-based or subcontract positions)
The Supported Wage System aims to increase employment opportunities for people with disability. Some people are unable to find or keep a job at full wage rates due to the effect of disability on their workplace productivity. This process allows employers to pay a productivity-based wage that matches an independently assessed productivity rate.To support these workers, the Australian Government contracts a panel of independent SWS assessors to conduct workplace productivity assessments for employers who wish to employ people with disability.
The Workplace Modifications Scheme reimburses employers for the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special equipment for eligible employees with disability.
Outlook Employment can assist customers who are at risk of losing their employment in the immediate future as a result of their illness, injury or disability through Job In Jeopardy assistance. Job in Jeopardy services are intended to assist participants to maintain their current employment.Jobs in Jeopardy participants will receive face-to-face support, as well as assistance such as:
- Advice about job redesign
- Workplace assessments
- Workplace modifications
- Specialised equipment to help you perform the requirements of the job
DAAWS is a payment that assists employers of eligible apprentices with a disability. Payments are made to employers who:
- Employ an eligible Australian apprentice with a disability who finds it difficult to get an approved apprenticeship because of his or her disability, and
- Currently employ an Australian apprentice who has acquired a disability during his or her apprenticeship and needs help as a result
For more information please access Centrelink – View available Job Seeker Profiles