If you’re living with a disability, you probably already know how difficult it is to find a job
At APM we understand the challenge of finding an employer who will give you a chance.
Not to mention the feeling of having to prove to other people you can do the job.
But whether you’re living with a physical or intellectual disability, or have an injury or health condition, if you want to work, we can help.
As Australia’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services, our experienced consultants know how to open doors to your next job.
Opening doors for Maddy
Joining the Disability Employment Services program, Maddy had a clear goal when she walked into APM – to find a job she could perform well and with a smile on her face.
Maddy and her parents had faced the obstacles of growing up with cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability and epilepsy.
When Maddy left school, she was determined to continue overcoming these challenges when it came to finding a job.
It was Maddy’s determination and dedication to her individual APM job plan that impressed the Marlin Swim School who offered her a work experience trial.
Making the best start
With the support of the staff along with her dedicated APM employment consultant, Ali, Maddy was able to excel in the role and was soon offered a job with the school.
Now she is joining in children’s swimming classes and training to become a teacher, an achievement her parents never thought would be possible.
“A job to me is that I know that I can stand on my own two feet eventually,” Maddy said.
“APM was a big help in achieving my goals to be a teacher.”
Learn more of Maddy’s journey with APM
Opening doors for Pat
When Centrelink referred Pat to APM for Disability Employment Services his positive approach to finding a job made a strong impression.
It was clear Pat was eager to find work in which he could shine.
As part of his personalised job plan with APM employment consultant Shelley, Pat was able to build skills and confidence to approach and talk to potential employers.
It was a meeting with Michael at Warragul Country Club where Pat was able to show his friendly and approachable personality.
Michael was so impressed that he created a new role just for Pat which would help the club’s café during their busiest periods.
Support to help Pat succeed
There were a few hurdles at the beginning as Pat sometimes dropped things, but working with his new employer and supported by APM, Pat was able to overcome the challenges.
In particular a special tray with extended sides to make it easier for Pat to carry plates, cups and everything else between the café tables, soon saw Pat make great strides in his work and confidence.
Now he is a popular member of the team. Club members often take time to see him on their regular visits and newcomers are delighted with the warm welcome Pat brings.
Meanwhile, Pat’s employers couldn’t be happier with the progress he’s made in his role and within the team.
Opening doors to your employment
Just like Maddy and Pat, we know
your challenges are unique
When Centrelink register you for Disability Employment Services you can rest assured we will listen to your circumstances when building your program.
Whether it’s finding a job you can perform well or looking for new opportunities with local employers, if you’re eager to work, we can help.
Come and see us at your local APM office, register online, or call 1800 276 276 to see how we can open the doors to employment for you.
APM is the largest provider of Disability Employment Services in Australia.
With more than 400 locations across the country we help more people into work than anyone else.
We know how hard it is to find work when you’re facing other challenges. We don’t just want you to find a job, we want to help you change your life for the better.
When you come to APM we get to know you so we can help you get the support that’s right for you.
We help you set realistic goals and keep you focused on finding a job that works for you.
There’s a job out there for you.
Let’s go find it.
You don’t have to have a physical disability to qualify for Disability Employment Services.
If you have a physical or mental health condition that limits your capacity to perform a job, you may be eligible to join the program.
We help thousands of people living with a range of short-term, long-term or permanent health conditions, find work every year.
You may be eligible if you:
- have a diagnosed injury, illness or disability
- are an Australian resident aged from at least 14 to pension age
- are able to work at least eight hours per week
If you’re unemployed, don’t let a health condition stop you from working.
When you register with APM for Disability Employment Services, we will contact you to confirm your eligibility and invite you for your first appointment.
You will get a local employment consultant who knows the employers, businesses and job opportunities near you.
They will listen to you and build a plan that takes into account your health, personal circumstances, interests and any skills or experience you may have.
Your plan will be unique to you and include steps to help with:
- building your confidence
- writing your resume and job applications
- searching for suitable jobs with potential employers
- preparing for interviews
- access to services to manage health issues or barriers to work
With APM, you get the support, you get the skills and you get the rewards of having a valuable job.
Don’t miss out on a program made just for you, by one of Australia’s best-rated providers.
APM has some of the highest job placement rates in the country.
You can transfer to your nearest APM team in three easy steps:
- Call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260
- Ask to transfer to APM
- Accept our invite to your first meeting
Join the thousands of APM job seekers who change their lives every year by finding valuable employment.