Employment, careers and small business

Our Employment Services: what we can do for you

UnitingCare Community’s Employment Service has been providing quality Disability Employment Services in the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions since 1992. We have assisted hundreds of job seekers into meaningful, long-term employment and many employers with finding the right person for the job. Our Employment Service has highly trained staff with extensive experience in providing services to people with all disability types and to employers with many different needs. We also have specialised arrangements for Indigenous, CALD, youth and mature-aged clients.

We deliver services across the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions, with offices located in Toowoomba, Gatton and Laidley. We also provide outreach services in Crows Nest, Pittsworth and Oakey. Our Employment Service is funded by the Department of Social Services.

Information for job seekers

Looking for work? You have come to the right place. You can expect a friendly, professional service provided by highly skilled staff that is tailored to your individual needs, abilities and goals. This is your journey and our staff will be there to support and assist you every step of the way.

To assist you in making your transition to work as stress free and enjoyable as possible, our service has a range of service delivery benefits available, including:

  • in-house work preparation training opportunities
  • career counselling services
  • individually tailored employment pathways
  • assistance to develop resumes, cover letters and job applications
  • assistance to access traineeships, apprenticeships and external training courses
  • specialised job searching services
  • ongoing, individually tailored on-the-job support, assistance and training
  • assistance with Centrelink related matters and directly registering in the program.

For more information, please download our brochure, or contact us in Toowoomba at 07 4688 3900, in Laidley at 07 4688 3925 or in Gatton at 07 4688 3925.

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Information for employers

Looking to recruit someone who will truly make a difference in your workplace? You have come to the right place. Our service is FREE and aims to assist employers to save time and money with recruitment costs through provision of:

  • - assistance to access a range of specialised services and government incentives
  • - individually tailored job support and training services for all placements
  • - job modification and customisation services
  • - worksite disability awareness training.

Our staff work closely with employers to develop an in depth understanding of their business needs and recruitment requirements. As a result of this tailored approach, our service has assisted hundreds of local employers to find the right job match and has provided any necessary workplace support required to ensure that our placements are successful.

Being a disability friendly workplace is a great way to promote your business within the local community in a positive way. Job Access (www.jobaccess.gov.au) describes employees with a disability as:

  • Reliable: people with a disability take fewer days off, take less sick leave and have higher retention rates than other employees
  • Productive: once in the right job, people with a disability perform equally as well as other employees
  • Affordable: recruitment, insurance cover and compensation costs are lower and there are fewer compensation incidents at work for people with a disability in comparison to other employees
  • Good for business: people with a disability build strong relationships with customers, build staff morale and boost team development by helping to create a diverse workforce.

For more information, please download our brochure, or contact us in Toowoomba at 07 4688 3900, in Laidley at 07 4688 3925 or in Gatton at 07 4688 3925.

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This service is proudly funded by:

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For people living outside the catchment area for our services in Toowoomba, Laidley and Gatton, you can visit Disability Employment Australia to find a local provider near you.

 

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