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South East Queensland’s only Intellectual 
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Why We Stand Out 
What Our Staff Say 
Specialists working with Intellectual and Learning 
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• Job Skills Assessment 
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By getting to know your business, we find the 
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. Luke Roxburgh experienced a horrific 
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Kate 
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Connect2Group Employment Services for People with a Disability

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Operating in the Bayside area since 1993, Connect2Employment currently provides assistance to 300+ people either looking for work or currently employed in the open labour market.
This year we have secured the only Intellectual / Learning Disability Specialist Contract in South East Queensland.

With four offices Located at Cleveland, Mt Gravatt, Wacol and Buranda, Connect2Employment provides structured and personalised support to find and maintain work in the community

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Connect2Group Employment Services for People with a Disability

  1. 1. South East Queensland’s only Intellectual Disability and Learning Disability Employment Specialist. Our Mission Statement Connect2Group is a not for profit organisation providing development of people with disability through delivering a personalised and collaborative approach for all aspects of an individual with disability.
  2. 2. Why We Stand Out What Our Staff Say Specialists working with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities Our level of support as we go the extra mile Our relationship with employers to provide a service of a high standard This is an example text. Go ahead and replace it Staff with a working knowledge of employers that are "of interest" to our current client group Onsite/ ongoing support , which shows in our outcomes highlighted by Department of Social Services Close relationships with employers and being able to work with them in new job creation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Our service to clients by using their goals to get them on the pathway to their dream job
  3. 3. What We Do Why We Succeed • Job Skills Assessment • Referrals to External Training Providers • Career mentoring and Goal Setting • Motivational Videos • Pro-active approach to finding work • Job Matching • Job Creation • Interview Preparation and Support • Direct Marketing to Employers • Referrals to supporting organisations • On the Job Training and Support • Educating Employers • Employer Incentives • Workplace Modification
  4. 4. What We Provide The Complete Service Connect2Employment is Queensland's only specialist service supporting people with a Learning disability or Intellectual impairment who need assistance to find and maintain employment in the community.. Our friendly and experienced Employment Services staff work with you to outline a program that gives you the best possible opportunities to find employment.. Our friendly staff will clearly explain what services you can receive and what is expected of you. You will be treated fairly and with respect ensuring that we meet your needs. Who We Assist. What We Provide What To Expect.
  5. 5. Are You A Job Seeker ? Talk To Our Staff To Register As a Jobseeker with Connect2Employment you receive free professional structured and personalised support to assist people living with disability to find and maintain work in their local community. If you have an Intellectual or Learning Disability you can register with us directly. Talk to our staff and discuss your suitability for our program and employment options.
  6. 6. The Process To Reaching Your Employment or Education Goals Register Participate Outcome Our Mission Statement Connect2Group is a not for profit organisation providing development of people with disability through delivering a personalised and collaborative approach for all aspects of an individual with disability.
  7. 7. Are You An Employer We have the staffing solutions Employers Free Recruitment and Support We offer a free recruitment, training and support service. Our Organisation is fully funded by the Federal Government, this means no commissions, no yearly memberships fees and no sign up costs. Employer Support Connect2Employment will access your workplace and search our database for suitable candidates. Work experience can be arranged to ensure a perfect fit for both you and the employee. A free service and 100% satisfaction. If you are not happy with any condition of the employment, we will fix it guaranteed! Connect2Group Operating in the Bayside area since 1993, Connect2Employment currently provides assistance to 300+ people either looking for work or currently employed in the open labour market. 1 2 This year we have expanded our operations and secured the only intellectual / Learning Disability Specialist Contract in South East Queensland. With four offices Located at Cleveland, Mt Gravatt, Wacol and Buranda, Connect2Employment provides structured and personalised support to find and maintain work in the community.
  8. 8. Are You An Employer More Benefits Tailored Services 1 By getting to know your business, we find the right employee for the job. Our qualified staff will coach the employee in the way you conduct your business and offer ongoing support and maintain regular contact, to ensure everyone's needs are being met. Flexible Services Connect2 Employment will be available when you need us, not just during office hours. We will be there throughout the employment period. as we strive to achieve long term employment outcomes. Motivated Employees 3 Our job seekers have direction and focus, which makes them a motivated employee. Dedicated and enthusiastic to the job at hand. With some training in the role you need to fill, we are confident they will soon become your best employee Benefits of employing a person with disability Some of the benefits of employing a person with disability have been confirmed in both Australian and International studies. According to a study conducted by Graham, Shinkfield, & Polzin on Employer benefits and costs of employing people with disability: People with disability can have fewer accidents at work—the workers compensation costs for people with disability can be as low as four per cent of the workers compensation costs of other employees People with disability can have lower absenteeism and often take less sick leave than other employees The costs of hiring people with disability can be significantly lower than hiring other employees—as low as 13 per cent of the cost of other employees Employing people with disability can build staff morale, raise management awareness of workplace practices and conditions, and increase customer and staff loyalty 2
  9. 9. Employer Incentives The Supported Wage System is a process that allows employers to pay less than the award wage by matching a person's productivity with a fair wage. The Supported Wage System pays for productivity-based wage assessments to determine fair pay for fair work. Wage Subsidies help employers cover the initial costs of wages and training. There are a range of wage subsidies that employers can access via Connect2Employment, just ask us! This is an example text. Go ahead and replace it with your own text. This is an example text. Go ahead and replace it with your own text The Employment Assistance Fund helps to pay for the cost of workplace adjustments or solutions that accommodate a worker with disability in a job. Financial assistance is also available for disability and mental health awareness training Funding is available to cover the cost of specialised workplace assistance support services such as disability awareness training, mental health first aid training and support for people with mental illness and specific learning disorders. Work experience provides many benefits for your business and for job seekers Conect2Group will meet the cost of work-related insurance (personal accident and public liability insurance) for eligible job seekers. This is one of the main barriers for employers when considering work experience. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Financial assistance and work experience activities are available to assist in meeting costs.
  10. 10. Success Stories Our Clients in Employment Luke . Luke Roxburgh experienced a horrific train accident whereby he has made an incredible recovery. Luke was in the second year of his apprenticeship . Luke underwent multiple muscle, skin and bone grafts, his right arm and both his legs still cause him problems. After the accident Luke worked as a forklift driver but after losing his drivers licence two years ago he had difficulty finding work . It has been nine years since commencing his apprenticeship and Luke has now been offered the chance to complete his Automotive Mechanic apprenticeship Our Mission Statement Connect2Group is a not for profit organisation providing development of people with disability through delivering a personalised and collaborative approach for all aspects of an individual with disability
  11. 11. Success Stories Our Clients in Employment Kate . Long time Coles employee Kate Alcorn recently starred in a short movie about her life distributed by the Community Resource Unit, showing how she gained independence over the years with her daily living arrangements, and her achievements in maintaining long term employment. Connect2Group was involved, speaking about how we support Kate and how we educate employers to about employing people living with a disability. Recently Kate won an award at Coles for great customer service and is shown here with her badge at work. Our Mission Statement Connect2Group is a not for profit organisation providing development of people with disability through delivering a personalised and collaborative approach for all aspects of an individual with disability
  12. 12. Success Stories Our Clients in Employment Mark . Mark has been working at Woolworths since 2003. initially doing face up and damaged stock control. He now does; shopping and restocking of the staff tea room, stock presentation and deboxing. Initially requiring full time support to complete his job, Mark is now mostly independent in his role, only needing weekly visits from his support worker. Mark’s story is one of successful integration into the workplace, as he receives co-worker support and mentoring from Woolies staff members Being in stable employment allows Mark to feel like a valued part of the community. Our Mission Statement Connect2Group is a not for profit organisation providing development of people with disability through delivering a personalised and collaborative approach for all aspects of an individual with disability
  13. 13. Where to Find Us In four convenient locations Connect2Employment Cleveland Unit 1, 77 Shore St. West, Cleveland QLD. 4163 Connect2Employment Wacol Shop 5, 139 Wacol Station Road, Wacol QLD 4076 Connect2Employment Buranda Level 3, OF302 Buranda Village 264 Ipswich Road Buranda QLD 4102 Connect2Employment Mt Gravatt Shop 2, 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 Connect2Group Employment Staff in the Community Telephone (07) 3286 7166 Fax (07) 3286 7265 Email: enquiry@connect2group.com.au

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