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CIM Employment by Altius is governed by the philosophy that everyone has the right to work, our disability employment services (DES) aims to support and improve a person’s capacity for work by providing holistic services to employers and people with injury, health conditions or disability through recruitment, return to work and employment support services.

Who is Eligible for Disability Employment Assistance?

Our disability employment services (DES) support those living with an injury, health condition or disability to find meaningful, sustainable work and support workplaces to accommodate their needs while realising each employee’s potential, for beneficial long-term employment partnerships.

Our Team of Specialists

The team at CIM Employment by Altius take pride in ensuring our service delivers an ethical and holistic person centric experience, where the candidate is positioned at the forefront of the service.

Disability employment solutions is delivered, complementing our National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service offerings, and accessing our internal Allied Health professional team members (Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists, Vocational Counsellors) to deliver a suite of services that meet all our candidate’s needs. 

We draw in the collective knowledge base of our Allied Health professional team members to join forces to develop strategies to identify and address the non-vocational barriers that may inhibit progression of a candidate in their career journey.

Candidates receive a personal Career and Workplace Consultant who are highly skilled at navigating the individual through the process of engaging and partnering with a disability employment partner.

Our Services

CIM Employment by Altius has successfully delivered DES-DMS for 11 years as demonstrated by placing over 1500 Participants into employment and establishing connections with over 1000 inclusive employers to assist with achieving efficient and sustainable outcomes. 

CIM Employment delivers, customised, integrated, streamlined services via face to face and digital communication to our candidates and Employers. CIM Employment focuses on a biopsychosocial approach, highlighting the Participant’s Vocational and Non-Vocational barriers while being portable across Metropolitan & Regional regions.   

Our disability employment services include:

  • Vocational Counselling 
  • Free recruitment services
  • Support with meeting Mutual Obligation requirements (referral to WFD & PBAS) 
  • Allied Health support 
  • Recruitment support 
  • Employer marketing 
  • Establishing linkages with complementary programs 
  • Post Placement Support 
  • NDIS participants with employment goals can access complementary services to achieve their personal employment outcomes 

Vocational Counselling

Our consultants are skilled in providing vocational and career counselling to assist with identifying suitable new employment pathways which align to individual strengths, motivations, values and interests.  Our trained professionals focus on collaboration, rapport building and thorough planning to build trust with clients and encourage their commitment to achieving work goals.

No Cost Recruitment Services

In partnership with our inclusive employers, we work to recruit team members into their workforce to become a valued and contributing employee to their business.

By creating inclusive employment opportunities for people with disability, we recognise and celebrate the merit and contribution of all individuals through diversity and inclusion in their local community.

A personal Career and Workplace Consultant is committed to delivering the highest-quality service. A customized service will be developed collaboratively to ensure your preferred delivery of service and communication is accomplished.

Allied Health Support

We use the services of our Allied Health professional team members to join forces and develop strategies to identify and address the non-vocational barriers that may inhibit progression of a candidate in their career journey.

Work Assist Program Provider

Work Assist provides support to eligible employees who have difficulty fulfilling the essential requirements of their role due to their injury, disability or health condition. CIM Employment by Altius will work with the Work Assist Participant and their Employer to provide supports to maximise the chance of the Participant maintaining their employment. In most cases, the participant’s employer (colleagues and management) will be included in the process. However, in some cases where the Participant has chosen not to share information about their injury, disability or health condition with their employer, the Participant can still request and receive assistance from Work Assist.

Guidance on Wage Subsidies and Government Assistance

Help and guidance is also available to inclusive employers. As a registered Disability Employment Provider, we can access the following assistance for employers:

  • Access to employer incentives:
  • Wage subsidies
  • Workplace modifications
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Supported wage

Job Preparation Services and Career Transition

The candidates & employers have access to a wide range of support to be delivered by experienced Employment Consultants, working with Post Placement Support experts & Allied Health Professionals. This results in efficient service delivery to achieve sustainable employment outcomes.

Each candidate is offered the services of a personal Career and Workplace Consultants who is skilled at navigating the individual through the process of engaging and partnering with a disability employment partner. In partnership with our inclusive employers, we work to recruit team members into their workforce to become a valued and contributing employee to their business.

Personalised programs empower candidates to attain purpose and understanding in a person-centred program that meets and addresses non-vocational and vocational needs. 

Innovation

Our FuturePathways™ program is an innovative, digitally supported vocational and career matching assessment platform that assists us in achieving the desired career goal of the individual. 

Our JAMS+ digital program is an exciting new integrated job search tool which completely redefines how we connect our participants with employment vacancies. Our real time job vacancy database holds over 350,000 job ads at any one time from thousands of corporate websites and all the major job portals.

Our Holistic Approach

A part of Altius Group, CIM Employment by Altius is a Disability Employment Services (DES) and Disability Management Services (DMS) that delivers holistic, integrated services to maximise your strengths and make a difference in your life, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Early Intervention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Return to Work Services
  • Vocational and Employment Support Services

FAQs

How does disability employment services work?

CIM Employment is a Disability Employment Service (DES) Provider that helps people with disability find work and keep a job. Through DES, people with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job. The DES program gives participants flexibility and choice in the services they receive and how they receive them, with participants able to choose their preferred provider when they first enter the program. 

Who is eligible for disability employment services?

CIM Employment is a long term established provider of choice and experienced in supporting people with disability, as well as providing assistance to employers to support employees with disability in the workplace.

CIM Employment is a DES-Disability Employment Service provider:

  • DES Disability Management Service is for job seekers with disability, injury or health condition who need assistance to find a job and occasional support in the workplace to keep a job.

Can disabilities affect employment?

Operating in a workplace can be challenging for an individual when their disability impacts on their capacity to contribute to their employer.  Work Assist provides support to eligible employees who have difficulty fulfilling the essential requirements of their role due to their injury, disability or health condition. CIM Employment consultants work with the employee and their Employer to provide supports to maximise the chance of the employee maintaining their employment. In most cases, the employee’s employer (colleagues and management) will be included in the process. However, in some cases where the employee has chosen not to share information about their injury, disability or health condition with their employer, the employee can still request and receive assistance from Work Assist.

To be eligible for Work Assist an employee must be Employed for at least eight hours per week on average over the previous consecutive 13 weeks or there is an expectation that the employee’s current Employment will last for at least 13 weeks. This arrangement allows workers Employed for less than 13 weeks to receive assistance, with the exception of where the job is very short term. Participants who are receiving workers’ compensation are not eligible for Work Assist.

Do employers get incentives for hiring employees with a disability?  

Our inclusive employers can be eligible for a wage subsidy. This provides a financial incentive to encourage our inclusive employer to give our candidate an opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for ongoing employment. The wage subsidy must not be more than 100 per cent of the candidate’s wage.

During discussions with our Employers regarding job placements for our eligible candidates, our consultants may offer a subsidy to the prospective Employer. Wage subsidies must be negotiated before the placement commences.

 

 

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