Key Employment is a FREE service. We aim to help people with disability prepare for work, find a job and keep a job.
When you first register with our service we will help you address any non-vocational barriers to work. This can include support with accommodation, legal matters, transport issues and counselling. We offer extensive intervention services including life skills training such as driver knowledge and art therapy.
We run a personal development program which includes topics such as:
At Key Employment if you need help with something we will try our best to provide you with the support you need. And if we can’t help you we will refer you to someone who can.
We are the experts in job search and job matching and we will help you look for work. We will work with you in creating an impressive resume, develop your interview techniques, find you a job and help you apply for it.
Other Employment Services include:
Key Employment offers you on the job support for as long as you need it. We will liaise with your employer regularly and ensure you are always supported at work. We can negotiate workplace modifications for you to make it easier for you to do your job (for example a person with a physical disability may need a specialised chair to work in an office environment). We will help you with job redesign and career development and we will provide you with mentoring support. We aim to give you enough confidence and skills to be employed long term without our support.
Check out these handy tips: https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/job-interview-tips
Australian Human Rights Commission – leading the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia
Australian Taxation Office – to lodge your tax return, check super and apply for a tax file number
Award finder – work out minimum pay rates and working conditions for all employment positions
Beyondblue – information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live
Career One – Job Search
Centrelink – payments and services information
Disability Employment Australia – representing, supporting and resourcing the disability employment sector throughout Australia
Employment Assistance Fund – financial help to employers for work-related equipment, modifications and services to adjust the workplace to suit employees with disability
Fair Work Ombudsman – information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations
Family & Community Services – NSW Government putting people first
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds
Indeed – Job Search
Job Search – find jobs that are the right fit for you
JobAccess – information and advice service about the employment of people with disability
Jobs Australia – national peak body for non-profit organisations that assist unemployed people into work
mindDog Australia – assisting those with mental health issues to a life of freedom
National Disability Services – provision of information, representation and policy advice to support people with disability
Seek – Job Search
“I think they are doing a great job. They are providing for my needs and they are there to help us. It’s nice to have some support without feeling afraid; they are very reassuring. I feel looked after and respected, and they allow support, but don’t take away your dignity.”
“I like KAPOW a lot because it’s good to learn new things and gain knowledge. It’s also good because you make friends with the trainers and other kids.”
“The service I received and the training I received was the best I’d had in years. They made the whole process easy and it wasn’t difficult to ask for help when needed. Gerry is a great trainer, and all the staff were friendly & helped at all times.”
“Before becoming a client of Key Employment I had tried to get a job part time. My friends were all getting jobs, but I wasn’t able to get one. I also found trying to apply for jobs on the internet hard because I am dyslexic. Thanks to Key Employment I am now employed as a kitchen hand.”
“If it wasn’t for Key Employment I wouldn’t have the job I have now. I would not have had the confidence to apply for the job I did or do well in the interviews if it wasn’t for them. Key Employment isn’t scary! Just sign up with them and they will help you find a full-time or part-time job.”