For over 25 years EPIC Assist has been making a positive difference to the lives of people who are disadvantaged or marginalised. We are passionate about workplace diversity, creating disability confidence, removing barriers and assisting jobseekers and employers.
At EPIC we provide a personalised service to help people with disability and mental illness achieve their employment goals. We are disability employment specialists. We offer both Disability Employment Services and work preparation services for school students and leavers through School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Our team in Cairns, Innisfail and Mareeba support job seekers throughout their employment journey until our assistance is no longer needed.
NDIS Services - Cairns
Workways Australia provides four (4) types of NDIS services in the Cairns region, these include:
Support Coordination - Helping participants navigate and maximize the benefits of their NDIS plan.
School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) - Tailored services to young people (aged 16 - 22) with lifelong disabilities, transitioning from school to employment.
Specialised Employment Support - Empowering participants with disabilities to achieve their employment goals in their chosen careers.
Psychosocial Recovery Services - Supports individuals with psychosocial disabilities (mental health) to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU UTILISE WORKWAYS NDIS SERVICES:
Get in Touch - Contact our team via the Workways website, in person, over the phone or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting to Know You - We’ll meet with you to review your NDIS funding and plan eligibility.
Discovery and Connection - We’ll work with you to discover your goals and learn which other services we can connect you with.
Personalised Servicing - We’ll work to build your capacity through personalised servicing and activities.
Supporting your Plan - We’ll work with you and your support networks to get you access to activities, employment or other supports in the community as relevant to your NDIS plan.
Ongoing Support - We’ll provide ongoing guidance and support with your plan to help you achieve and maintain meaningful life roles.
Looking for a personalised employment program in Far North Queensland? We’ve got you covered.
Maxima’s School Leaver Employment Support Program and Finding and Keeping a job
The Maxima difference – for us, it’s all about building relationships. Our SLES & Finding and Keeping a job programs are both created to provide an individual and holistic approach, tailored to each person’s unique needs and style. We work on a 1:1 basis and walk beside our customers to build their skills and confidence to achieve an end-goal of employment.
Whether it’s working on time management, body language, workplace behaviour or conflict resolution, we’ll customise a program to specifically target skills to help a person start a job and keep it!
Doing meaningful work that you enjoy can be very rewarding and satisfying –but it also has many other benefits, such as creating new friendships, building your confidence and earning your own
money to spend on activities you enjoy.
We’ll consider your career goals, your abilities and skills, and we’ll also explore which jobs and industries most interest you – and we’ll work with you to build your capacity for work.
We’ll use our networks and consultants to find – or create – the right job opportunities for you, including relevant work experience openings. At Maxima we focus on your abilities, not your disabilities.
SLES is available to NDIS participants from the end of year 11, and for up to two years. An NDIS participant could have SLES available in their plan right up to the age of 22. Finding and Keeping a job is for NDIS participants over 22. This means our Cairns consultants can not only set a person up for job success, but also see them through for a meaningful start to a career.
Other areas of support could include:
• Body Language
• Career styling
• Community Participation
• Conflict Resolution
• Cover Letter
• Deportment & Grooming
• Employment Expectations
• Goal Setting
• Interview Techniques
• IT and Cyber Awareness
• Building Resilience, motivation and confidence.
• Literacy and Numeracy
• Managing your time
• Money handling
• Phone skills
• Resume Writing
• Selection criteria's
• Travel training
• Work experience
• Workplace Behaviour
For more information regarding Maxima’s SLES Program, or our Finding a job Keeping a job
Please contact Paula Mitchell NDIS Employment Support Consultant at email@example.com
Realise your individual employment goals and ambitions
Jobfind will put you at the centre of a supportive network.
We understand that ‘disability’ comes in many forms. Jobfind’s approach to delivering Disability Employment Services and NDIS supports is based on getting to know your capabilities and what you need in order to make the most of them.
This means we can tailor our support just for you.
Understanding what you need, we can help you prepare for the workforce with the right training and development support. We can find you the right job, through our network of partner employers. And we can make sure your new workplace has the right supports in place for you to succeed.
From counselling to wheelchair ramps, we will work with you and your employer to help you thrive in your job.
Endeavour Foundation supports people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and flourish according to their own interests and priorities. We’re at the heart of local communities – offering choice, opportunities and personalised support in Mareeba, Cairns and Innisfail, Queensland.
We focus on ability and making things happen. Whether it’s learning life skills, living independently, socialising and making new friends, finding a job you love or exploring interests and trying new things, we work with you to make your possibilities a reality.
Supported Employment - Mareeba, Innisfail and Cairns
At Endeavour Foundation we believe employment opportunities are a critical part of an inclusive, empowering community for people with disability.
The type of services we offer vary from site to site and include:
Food and product manufacturing
Document destruction and
We service a broad spectrum of national and local clients and have a range of work and training options designed to help you reach your goals, feel part of a team and earn an income from day one.
Learning and Lifestyle - Cairns and Innisfail
Whether it’s learning life skills, living independently, socialising and making new friends, getting job ready or exploring interests and trying new things, we work with you to make your possibilities a reality. Together, we’ll co-design your personal learning journey to make sure that it fits your needs and gets you to where you want to be.
We have smart and assistive technologies available to help you to clearly communicate your choices and preferences. We can also support you in learning how to use technology, including our ground-breaking Virtual Learning Environment, to help you reach your goals. Our sites are fitted with large, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor areas, recreational spaces and quiet areas.
Accommodation - North Qld
Endeavour Foundation’s supported accommodation offers modern facilities in a friendly supportive environment. Our houses are designed specifically to suit the needs of people with disability and generally operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with staff that sleepover at night. If you need extra assistance at night, we can provide staff on an ‘awake’ shift.
We currently offer accommodation in the following suburbs:
We can provide as little or as much support as you’d like at home, whether it’s your own home, a private rental or community housing. Whether you have complex support needs or just need some additional support in your home, we’re here to help!
We can be on hand as little or as much as you need. We listen to your individual needs and wishes to develop a roster where qualified support staff can drop in to provide specific support at specific times, or be on hand up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Take a positive step toward new employment opportunities
At STEPS, we work closely with you to achieve your goals. You now have the power to choose your own employment service provider – and we’re here to help.
Our support makes a world of difference.
STEPS has over 25 years experience in helping people just like you find satisfying work. We’ve assisted thousands of job seekers into positions they love across all industries throughout Australia.
We offer regular one-on-one support in sourcing the best employment opportunities based on your skills and needs. We know the job market inside out and can put you in touch with the right organisations and training to get you the job you want sooner.
Disability services available at Cairns
Get out and about in the local community
Individual and group supports are offered to give people with disability more access to the local Cairns community. Activities and outings our clients enjoy include:
Attending sporting matches
Restaurants and dining
Using public transport
Creative, Recreational & Life Skills Programs
CPL's Cairns service has a thriving creative program, as well as offering capacity building opportunities for clients who want to learn new skills. Activities include:
In Home support for children, teenagers and adults
In home disability support can have a huge impact on your life. We invest time in matching you with someone who can work with your values and your lifestyle, so you can live life just the way you want. We can support you with:
Getting ready for school, university or work
Getting ready for bed
Light domestic duties
We're passionate about supporting individuals to gain paid employment. We have a range of disability employment and training pathways that are supportive, practical and designed to help you reach your goals and employment aspirations.
At CPL, we have a range of housing options that work for you. From short-term accommodation to supported independent living, our accommodation options are here to help maximise your independence. We understand that everyone has different support needs and different goals for what living independently means for them and that’s why we offer a range of support options that can be tailored to your needs and goals. For Supported Accommodation Vacancies around Qld go to https://www.cpl.org.au/SILvacancies
Provides skills and personal development, job search and career management assistance, post placement support for both job seekers and employers and employer focused recruitment services from pre-screening etc.
Cairns - 14 Aplin Street, Cairns, Phone: 07 4081 8100
Earlville - 480 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, Phone: 07 4038 4900
Smithfield - 2-6 Cumberland Avenue, Smithfield, Phone: 07 4245 9500
Atherton - 114 Main Street, Atherton Qld 4883, Phone 07 4095 6400
Innisfail - Unit 1, 17 Edith Street, Innisfail QLD 4860, Phone 07 4232 7000
Mareeba - Shop 16/94 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Qld 4880, Phone 07 4086 3700
Mossman - 23 Front Street, Mossman QLD 4873, Phone 07 4084 4200
Ensuring people with disabilities live life as they desire.
Point Care is a family-owned and operated company with years of experience working in the care industry. We would move heaven and earth to ensure that we get the job done right. Our team will not take no for an answer until our customers/participants and clients are settled and accomplishing planned goals. This may take a while, but we are certain this will be achieved together.
At Point Care, it is our pleasure to see people with disabilities achieve their goals. If you can dream it, we can support you in achieving it.
Our passion stems from early years supporting children with challenging behaviours, youth with mental health issues and persons with a disability needing timely care, support, and assistance.
Supported Independent Living
NDIS Short and Medium Term Accommodation
NDIS Accommodation Tenancy Assistance
Daily Life Tasks & Sharped Living Arrangements
NDIS Household Tasks
NDIS Gardening and Yard Maintenance
NDIS Improved Daily Living
Participation in Social, Community, and Civic Duties
NDIS Innovative Community Participation
Assistance with travel arrangements
With decades of experience, CoAct BUSY Ability support persons with an illness, injury or disability to find, or remain in, employment.
Since July 2022, BUSY Ability is also a proud provider of the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia Specialist Program, an employment service for people with a lived experience of the justice system. Our goal is to ensure all job seekers successfully transition into the community and secure meaningful employment.
Employing someone with disability in your workplace adds diversity which is linked to increased staff morale, teamwork, social responsibility and a positive corporate brand.
Areas: Australia wide however our far north offices include :
- Port Douglas
- Mount Isa
We offer a variety of servicing options if face to face is not an option. We can offer appointments via phone and video call as well.
Disability Employment Services
Q.I.T.E. is here to help you with personalised support tailored to your individual needs to find the right job. Q.I.T.E. delivers the Disability Employment Support Services program which offers a service to people with a permanent disability, needing long term support.
Contact us via Free Call 1800 354 414 or email DES@qite.com and one of our friendly and experienced staff will assist you.
Q.I.T.E. can help you by working together on a servicing strategy to overcome any challenges to finding your dream job.
We can do this by offering a variety of options to suit your needs:
Training and development: discover what you are good at, develop your skills, research training courses, Work Experience placements, and much more
Practical job search tools
Resume and applications writing, preparing for interviews
Matching your skills to help you find a suitable job
Personal and medical assistance to help manage your health issues
Q.I.T.E. will provide ongoing support once you have started work to give you the best chance of success. This can include:
Job-readiness- learning about your new role and workplace requirements
Support you in the job with on-the-job training as well as ongoing support
Liaising with your employer to make sure everything runs smoothly
Help with workplace modifications, through JobAccess – Work Assist
Working with your Health Professionals to help keep you in work
Come in and see one of our friendly staff, Q.I.T.E. has over 30 years experience in the Employment Industry, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you with finding that JOB!
At AimBig, we’re a disability employment services provider who’s bigger than employment. This means we support both people with disability to secure, maintain and thrive in meaningful work, and businesses of all sizes to recruit a valuable and diverse workforce.
Be who you were always meant to be. Live up to your passions, your strengths, your dreams. And no one else’s.
Choose a bigger and better employment agency.
One that takes the time to get to know the real you.
One that personalises a plan to suit your unique lifestyle.
One that aims to get you not just any job but the right job, meant only for you.
It’s time for the little voice inside to Be The Big.
So whether you’re a job seeker, an employer or you want to work at a fresh, new disability provider, choose AimBig
– we’re bigger than employment.
NDIS support services in Cooktown & Hope Vale areas.
I'm Chantal Andrew, and have a background as an AHPRA Registered Clinical Nurse and Midwife with 13 years experience in critical care, disability, aged care, aeromedical retrieval, remote practice and acute ward/ emergency department management.
We provide the following Services:
102 - Assistance to access and maintain employment or higher education
104 - High intensity daily personal activities
106 - Assistance coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports
107- Daily personal activities
111 - Home modifications
114 - Community nursing
115 - Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or SIL
120 - Household tasks
I am currently inducting another Registered Clinical Nurse to my business and if demand is high I also have an Assistant in Nursing & Aged Care who is seeking employment. All NDIS insurance and liability cover requirements are in place and we are able to accept referrals immediately via email or phone.
I also employ a licenced tradesman to aid in home modifications.
ABN 67 443 757 869. chantal@InHomeSupport.org
Employment service matching employers with people looking for work, including people with disability.
CBC was established in 1988 and over the past three decades, we have built a reputation for excellence, not only in terms of matching the best people to the best jobs, but through the exemplary customer service we provide. We are proud of our business and ensure that whether you are a client, or looking for work, we will support you with practiced recruitment expertise.
We take the time to meet the people we work with, so we can really get to understand their needs. Confidentiality, particularly in cities which are as community focussed as Cairns and Townsville, is vital. You can rest assured that regardless of your circumstances, our conversations remain strictly within our four walls
Me Plus More is Australia’s 1st membership platform specifically designed for people with intellectual disability or cognitive impairment. Our programs have helped many build their confidence, achieve goals, and build a healthy mindset. Providing both the individual and their supports a range of tools and resources to utilise together.
Our online platform allows our members work at their own pace, in line with their schedule and in the location of their choosing. They have the opportunity to boost their technical skills and team up with other like-minded people in our online community. Plus, achievements are recognised along the way helping motivation, energy and the commitment to learning. Achievements are in the form of points, badges and certificates, along with monthly challenges to complete. All content is created in easy read English to ensure accessibility for our members.
We currently have 3 streams of learning available:
Independent Living Skills stream of learning.
Women in the Workplace stream of learning supported by the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women. (this is our only stream specifically for Women)
Work It stream of learning which focuses on employment skills.
Additionally, we offer in person and online workshops on a variety of topics.
PO Box 2022, Rose Bay North, NSW
We are a Cairns employment service specialising in helping people find the right job that suits them. Provides one on one and group based assistance with preparing for work, finding employment and ongoing support.
Worklink was established in Cairns in 1996 and has continued to grow within the employment sector. As a specialised Disability Employment Service, Worklink works tirelessly with the community to improve the employment opportunities for those who have faced extra difficulties.
We have three programs spanning the Cairns region offering support within employment, rehabilitation and training. We have also expanded to have an office in Innisfail that offer employment and rehabilitation support. Our Yarrabah office offers the Personal Helpers and Mentors program.
APM offers employment and disability job services to job seekers and employers throughout Innisfail.
APM's Disability Employment Services helps people with an injury, illness or disability find a job with a local Innisfail employer. We also provide workplace modification, assessment, school leaver, and ongoing support services.
At Mylestones, we find employment for people with disabilities and barriers so they can grow beyond expectations, seize new opportunities and do amazing things with their lives.
We can provide the expertise, tools and advice to help our clients find, and keep, the job they love. We know that given the right opportunities, people can grow beyond expectations and reach their career goals. It’s why we refuse to compromise in chasing the best lives for our clients, and ourselves.
Pure Coaching is an ethical, professional, reliable team who provide support that meets and exceeds your needs in Mentoring Community Access and Domestic Support. Our highly trained staff work with you to reach your goals and highest potential.
Our leadership team have over 20 years' experience in delivering Disability Support.
Services we provide:
Social support and community access
Domestic support and assistance with daily living
Garden and home maintenance
Finding and Keeping job
Travel & Transport
Support with Assistive technology
Therapy assistant for exercise plans
Short term tailored accommodation packages
Exercise and fitness
Support Workers - Mentor and life skills
Give our friendly staff a call to see how we can work with you to have the highest quality of support available.