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Skill360
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Skill360 Australia Apprenticeship Services is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider contracted by the Australian Government to provide free advice and assistance to businesses and individuals about apprenticeships and traineeships.

As well as providing information on apprenticeships and how they work, we can help with all the legal paperwork and administration of incentive payments to employers and personal benefits to apprentices.

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1300 933358
Business Address
1 Wilkinson St, Manunda QLD 4870
Action Justice Wellbeing
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Our mission is to assist in improving the lives of individuals who live with a disability by setting up a solid support foundation that NDIS Cairns recipients can use to make their aspirations a reality.

We're here to help those in need achieve their goals, increase independence, and maintain healthy relationships. We are a new NDIS service provider in Cairns, and we welcome NDIS participants who require support and assistance with their plan.

We Provide

0101 Accommodation / Tenancy Assistance
0106 Assist-Life Stage, Transition
0107 Assist-Personal Activities
0108 Assist-Travel/Transport
0115 Daily Tasks/Shared Living
0116 Innov Community Participation
0117 Development-Life Skills
0120 Household Tasks
0125 Participate Community
0126 Ex Phys Pers Training
0132 Specialised Support Coordination
0136 Group/Centre Activities
and (Future SDA).

For an insight interview with Alexis and all about AJW go to https://ajwcairns.com.au/blog/interview

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049 9463 508
Business Address
Cairns
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
Country
Australia
NQ Care To You
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NQ Care to you will provide high quality and safe care to the participant in their homes and the community in which they live.  The Services NQ Care to you will provide are as followed:

* Community Nursing Care - this includes providing specialist care in the home for those who require a higher level of care and attention(114).

*Accommodation/Tenancy Assistance - the provision of transition supports for people seeking a place to live, which suitably caters to their type and level of needs(101).

*Assistance with Daily Personal Activities - v to enable people to live as autonomously as possible – such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication assistance, financial management, communication skills and lifestyle mentoring(101).

*NDIS Planning and Plan Management – strengthening NDIS participants’ ability to undertake tasks associated with the Management of their supports. This includes building financial skills, organisational skills, and enhancing the participant’s ability to direct their supports and develop self-Management capabilities. Plan Management is the financial management of the participant’s NDIS Plan. It includes making payments to providers, expense claims processing, developing monthly statements for participants and claiming compensation from the NDIA. Plan Managers also liaise with providers and participants to implement and manage the plan(127).

*Participation in the Community – including supported shopping, medical appointments, sporting and recreational events, social activities, visiting or making new friends, travel and transport and building confidence and social skills(125).

* Assistive Products and Assistance with Household Tasks - provision of products that assist people with domestic tasks in the home, such as cooking, cleaning, washing and general maintenance(120,.123)

*Assistance to Access and Maintain Employment or Higher Education - assistance and support with preparation for school leavers to find employment in either the supported or open job market, and in their transition through school towards further education(102).

*Specialised Supported Employment - provision of assistance with disability employment, including Australian Disability Enterprises (ADES)(133).

*Vehicle Modifications - changes and alterations to equipment in a vehicle so that an individual can either drive or travel as a passenger safely(109).

* Assistance with Daily Tasks in a Group or Shared Living - arrangements to assist individuals with or to supervise tasks of daily living in a shared living environment, which is either temporary or ongoing and designed to develop the skills of the individual to live as autonomously as possible (115).

*Assistance with Life Stage Transitions and Support - including mentoring, peer support, individual skill development, and decision making to support people to make transitions on their terms and in a way that meets their goals and aspirations(106).

*Assistance with Travel and Transport - provision of travel arrangements and support for people to access essential services(108).

*Assistive Products for Personal Care and Safety - provision of products designed to maximise an individual’s care and personal safety, such as beds and pressure mattresses, bathroom equipment, continence needs and specialised clothing(103).

*Communication and Information Equipment - provision of products to assist people in accessing written or spoken communication through electronic means, as well as to access alternative forms of communication(124).

*Personal Mobility Equipment - provision of products that enable people physical mobility, such as wheelchairs, transfer aids and walking equipment.

*Innovative Community Participation - where individuals are supported to participate in mainstream community-based activities that are open to all members of the community.(121)

*Development of Daily Living and Life Skills - including developmental-focused activities and training to enhance the person’s ability to live as independent an everyday life as possible(117).

*Hearing Equipment - provision of assistive listening devices (excluding hearing aids, 122).

*Exercise Physiology and Personal Wellbeing Activities - promoting, training and encouraging people to engage in various physical workouts and exercise to improve their wellbeing (126).

*Group Activities – such as social outings and group and social activities(136).

*Assistance in attaining Home Modification Design and Construction - designing and constructing for changes to a person’s home, including installation of equipment and fixtures and fittings, to enable people to live as independently and safely as possible at home(111).

*Therapeutic Supports - supports to build people’s physical and mental health in order for them to move with optimal mobility and interact with enhanced confidence and interpersonal skills (128).

*Communication and Information Equipment - provision of products to assist people in accessing written or spoken communication through electronic means, as well as to access alternative forms of communication (124).

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0417925865
Business Address
155 Martin Ave, Mareeba, Qld
4880
NDIS Registered Provider
Pending
Mylestones Employment
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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.

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07 4041 4544 / 0466 573 050
Business Address
120 Spence Street, Cairns City (Cairns office)
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
Choice Passion Life (CPL)
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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

Therapies 

Whatever your goals, we’re determined to help you get there. We provide a range of integrated therapies including:

Physiotherapy
Speech therapy
Occupational therapy -  Occupational therapists can work with you to be more involved in the activities you enjoy, build new skills and grow your independence. Whether your goal is to make life at home easier or to master a specific activity that's important to you, our therapists can work with you on a range of goals around self-care, school readiness, fine motor skills, social and life skills, equipment prescription and home modifications.
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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:

Woodworking
Music
Visual art
Gardening
Cooking

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
Personal care
Mealtime assistance
Light domestic duties

Employment Options
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.

Housing Options
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

Business Phone Number
1800 275 753
Business Address
120 Spence St, Cairns
4870
Q.I.T.E.
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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!

Business Phone Number
4092 9700
Business Address
122 Byrnes St, Mareeba
4880
STEPS Employment Solutions
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STEPS Employment Solutions strives to make a positive impact in the lives of the people we work with by providing career pathways and engaging closely with employers who provide jobs and training.

STEPS Employment Solutions is a part of STEPS Group Australia, a for-purpose organisation that has been supporting customers and communities throughout Australia since 1989.

We are passionate about making a difference by providing individuals and communities with the opportunity to shine.

We create positive change by providing education, training, employment and community services that empower and teach people the right skills to achieve their goals and build a brighter future.

Strategic partnerships play a key role in the services we deliver and we work hard in regions across Australia to create mutually beneficial relationships with industry, local employers, government and the community. Over the years these partnerships have seen us create innovative solutions for communities and pathways to independence for thousands of our customers.

Business Phone Number
4034 5400
Business Address
Suite 3-4, Equity Central, 46-50 Spence Street, Cairns QLD
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
My Pathway
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Designed to meet the need for culturally appropriate and quality disability support services in some of our nation’s most isolated and remote communities.

We coordinate a range of services including; in-home support, transport, community participation, employment, learning and therapy assistance.

Supporting Australians with a permanent disability to live their lives and achieve their goals, while staying connected to family, community and country.

Employment:  Our focus is on connecting you to the support and resources you need to secure meaningful and sustainable employment.
Our employment advocates work in partnership with you, understanding the challenges you face and tailor a work plan that’s unique to your needs, ability and aspirations.

info@mypathway.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/MyPathwayDisabilitySupports

https://mypathway.com.au/disability-supports

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07 4058 3300
Business Address
130 -132 McLeod Street
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
breakthru Atherton & Cairns
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breakthru is a national not-for-profit organisation with over 25 years of experience supporting people with disability. As a registered NDIS provider, we support people of all ages to achieve independence through capacity building services like Supported Independent Living (SIL), Support Coordination, and School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES). breakthru also offer a variety of core supports, including assistance with community participation and more.
Most recently breakthru has introduced Allied Health services to our growing service offering to include Occupational Therapy, Clinical Counselling and Psychology, Behavioural Supports, and Speech Therapy to help our customers live their best life.
We are also excited to introduce new SIL accommodation in Atherton, where we provide 24 hour supports for up to 3 clients living in the Tablelands region.
If you are interested in finding out more about breakthru Atherton and Cairns please reach out today at: atherton@breakthru.org.au or cairns@breakthru.org.au

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1800 767 212
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1/220 Severin Street, Cairns - Phone: 0407 594 080
7/1 Jack Street, Atherton - Phone: 0437 575 038 
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Yes
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atWork Australia is a national employment services provider that administers employment programs on behalf of the Australian Government.

Our team of employment specialists, from over 300 locations, proudly collaborate with employers to source great candidates for job vacancies and change lives through employment.

We will assist you to review your staffing and diversity profile and share with you the benefits of recruiting people with disability, injury, illness or disadvantage.

atWork Australia not only sources eligible, job-ready and productive candidates but we take the time to understand the needs of your business so that we can offer advice on promoting job vacancies, shortlisting and interviewing candidates. With atWork Australia, you'll receive:
- A specialised recruitment alternative,saving you time and money
- Pre-screened candidates who have the right attitude, skills and ability
- Advice about funding and assistance for training and other job-related requirements
- Work trials to ensure a candidate is a good match for your business
- A unique Post Placement Support program to ensure our placements are productive and sustainable

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0448 918 363
Business Address
Level 1, 566 Mulgrave Road
Woree QLD 4868

4868
NDIS Registered Provider
No
Advanced Personnel Management
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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.

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07 4061 9750
Business Address
79 Sheridan Street, Cairns
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
Apprenticeship Support Australia
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Apprenticeship Support Australia is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider contracted by the Australian Government to provide free advice and assistance to businesses and individuals about apprenticeships and traineeships.

We assist with the government registration documents, administration of incentive payments as well assisting organisations with all support needs including recruitment support and providing ongoing mentoring and pastoral care after signup.
Our business looks to provide a holistic approach to apprenticeships and traineeships needs.

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Suite 7, 330 Sheridan Street Cairns QLD 4870
Ticket to Work
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Every young person has the right to seek employment.
Our mission is to ensure that all students with disability are prepared and have opportunities to exercise that right.

Because work is so essential, students with disability must not be deprived the opportunity to explore employment pathways in their transition to adulthood.

Ticket to Work does not provide direct services to young people with disability or their families. We encourage people to use our website to learn more about evidence based practice in school to work transition.

Ticket to Work has a podcast series that explores the 'world of work' for young people with disability.

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NEATO Employment Services
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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

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Business Phone Number
4081 8100
Business Address
14 Aplin Street, Cairns
4870
myWAY Employability 
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myWAY Employability is a smart web platform that helps autistic young people to take control of their future.

Unlike other career planning services, myWAY Employability has been designed for and with the autistic community.

We provide an individual profile matched to relevant career, further education and training information and pathways. It helps young people take big dreams and break them into smaller goals and tasks to track progress.

myWAY Employability helps you to…

Identify your strengths, interests, and work preferences
Discover your match with relevant education, training, and career information
Set goals and track progress to achieve your dreams
Invite others to support your journey

https://www.mywayemployability.com.au

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Maxima Joblink
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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
• Communication
• Career styling
• Community Participation
• Conflict Resolution
• Cover Letter
• Deportment & Grooming
• Employment Expectations
• Goal Setting
• Hygiene
• Interview Techniques
• IT and Cyber Awareness
• Building Resilience, motivation and confidence.
• Literacy and Numeracy
• Managing your time
• Money handling
• Phone skills
• Presentation
• 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 paula.mitchell@maxima.com.au

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0499 549 389
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C2 / 377 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
Matchworks
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When you choose MatchWorks as your provider, we work together to achieve your goals and tailor support to your individual circumstances and abilities. We focus on what you want your career to look like first. We then identify your strengths and abilities and help you develop a work plan to achieve your goals.

Located at MaraWay Community Hub on Anderson St

 

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86 Anderson Street, Manunda
4870
Coact
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CoAct is a leading provider of Disability Employment Services (DES).
We deliver two types of DES programs:
Disability Management Service: For people with disability, illness, or injury who need the help of an employment service but do not expect to need long-term support in the workplace.
Employment Support Service: For people with a permanent disability and an assessed need for longer term, regular support in the workplace.

Business Phone Number
1800 226 228
Business Address
99 Sheridan Street, Cairns City
4870
EPIC Assist logo
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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.

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07 40311444
Business Address
Suite 1 / 128 Spence Street, Cairns QLD
4870
Endeavour Foundation
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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 packaging
General packaging
Food and product manufacturing
Warehousing
Document destruction and
General assembly
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:

Bentley Park
Kewarra Beach
Manunda
Mareeba
Mooroobool
Parramatta Park
Redlynch
Westcourt
White Rock
Innisfail

 
In-home Support
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

 

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1800 363 328
Business Address
52 Aumuller Street, Portsmith, Cairns
4870
Max Solutions
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MAX is the largest employment provider in Australia with Disability Employment Services available in 55 regions across the country. Every Person. Every Chance.

MAX Solutions is a national organisation that delivers employment, health and training services, best known for its work as the employment service provider, MAX Employment.

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1800 603 503
Jobfind
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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.

Business Phone Number
1800 931 976
Business Address
14 Aplin Street, Cairns
4870