Job assistance for people with disability

Job ideas for people living with disability

Do you have an injury, illness or disability and are searching for work? We can help.

Can I get a job if I have an injury, illness or disability?

At APM, we believe there is a job out there for everyone.

When you have requirements which make finding work difficult, it’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes.

If you want to work, there are jobs out there for you.

At APM, we help thousands of job seekers every week find work that suits their strengths and needs.

We’ve also seen the benefits that working can bring. Working can:

  • Grow your confidence
  • Provide opportunities for you to make
  • Meaningful connections
  • Give you a sense of purpose

Searching for work isn’t always easy. Sometimes a little help is all you need to open up job opportunities and find meaningful work.

If you want to find a job where you can thrive, APM is here to help.

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Unlock your potential and discover your strengths

APM can help you find job opportunities that suit you as an individual.

We understand that everyone has their own strengths, skills and needs when it comes to work.

When we help people like you find a fulfilling job, we focus on what they do best. We want you to find a role that you can thrive in.

Not sure what jobs might be a good fit for you? Start by brainstorming your skills, strengths and challenges.

Ask yourself:

  • What am I good at?
  • What do I know how to do?
  • What am I interested in or passionate about?
  • What are my challenges which affect my job search?

Speaking with an APM employment consultant can help you discover your strengths and interests and open the door to more possibilities.

Job support for people with disability

Open the door to employment opportunities that are right for you.

Great job ideas for people living with disability include:

Librarian

Librarians work in low-stress environments providing important services to the community. This can be a great role for people who like engaging with others as well as those who work best with repetitive tasks.

Plumber / carpenter / electrician

Working as a tradie involves problem solving, physical labour and independent work. Having to focus closely on tasks is great for people with anxiety or mood disorders.

Gardener / landscaper

People with all kinds of disabilities find working in an outdoor setting to be beneficial. Tasks such as mowing, raking, planting can be great for people who require repetitive tasks.

Fitness trainer

Experts say exercise has many benefits for mental well being as well as physical well being. Helping others achieve their goals as a fitness trainer can be a flexible and rewarding role.

Information technology

IT jobs usually have a balance of social and independent work. A role in IT may suit someone who has great technical skills or lower levels of social interaction.

Teacher / tutor

If you’re no longer able to work in a job due to injury, illness or disability, you could pass on your valuable skills and knowledge to others as a teacher.

Get the tools and skills to find a job

We want you to have every chance of finding a job that’s right for you.

The right training and tools can open up more job possibilities and make you more employable in the eyes of employers.

Your APM employment consultant can help you access tools and training to boost your chances of being hired.

This includes:

  • Building your IT and job search skills
  • Online tools and resources to get you ready to work
  • Building your skills through short courses, apprenticeships or other activities like Work for Dole and PaTH internships
  • Support to buy equipment, tools or make workplace modifications if required

Your employment consultant can also help you put your best foot forward by helping you:

  • Prepare your resume and a cover letter
  • Feel confident about managing interviews
  • Feel supported even after you secure a job

How to find your job opportunities

Discouraged about searching for work? Our services can make things a bit easier.

Searching for work may feel difficult, but it doesn't have to.

At APM, we work with local employers across Australia who are looking for staff just like you, who are eager to work.

We know what employers are looking for and we can help prepare you for your new job with confidence.

When you register with APM, you’ll have access to our exclusive job seeker portal and app called APM Connect.

APM Connect features tips, tools and resources to help you find your dream job and keep it.
It’s available 24/7 and is offered exclusively to APM job seekers.

You can access our job board, training videos, advice and links at times that suit you, whether that’s before a job interview, after you have started work or when you find a job that you really want to apply for.

As well as matching you with vacancies, we also promote you to local businesses, connecting you with potential employers.

Managing in the workplace with a disability

Managing in the workplace with injury, illness or disability

Get the support you need to stay in your job and thrive in the workplace.

At APM, we don’t just help people with disability find fulfilling work, we also help them thrive in their new job by providing information and support.

APM provides support and guidance for at least six months after you start your new job.

This could include:

  • Creating an induction plan with your employer
  • Help learning workplace requirements
  • Working with your medical or other support services to help you keep your job

Are you worried your job might be at risk because of injury, illness or disability? APM can work with your employer to find solutions so that you can keep working.

This could include:

  • Assessing your workplace  for possible changes so it's easier for you to work
  • Making changes to your workplace so you can continue to work
  • Sourcing specialised equipment to help you do your job

If you’re worried about managing in the workplace with an injury, illness or disability, get in touch with APM today.

You deserve to feel confident and in control at work.

Need a little help? APM is here for you.

Let’s get to work on your personal job plan.

Your dedicated APM employment consultant will work with you to prepare you for work.

Together we’ll create your personal job plan and help you build the skills and confidence you need to get to work.

We are proud to deliver jobactive and the Disability Employment Services (DES) program on behalf of the Australian Government.

We can help you with:

  • A personalised job plan
  • Discovering your strengths and interests
  • Building your confidence
  • Writing your resume and job applications
  • Searching for suitable jobs
  • Identifying potential employers
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Managing any health issues or barriers to work

APM has more than 500 offices around Australia plus a network of recruitment, training and job-matching partners. We can help find the right job for you.

Let’s get to work!

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