Archive for April, 2020

AND Update

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Keep inclusion on the agenda while working from home

Due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, we will be running our PACE mentoring program virtually this Autumn. We are grateful that technology can allow us to provide our PACE mentoring program in a virtual capacity, allowing organisations to keep access and inclusion on their agenda while working remotely.

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

The rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide is creating heightened levels of uncertainty and change in both business and personal lives. This in turn, is having adverse effects on mental health.

Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers some advice on how to look after your wellbeing.

Find out more about how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

MONASH Wellbeing

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Maintain Your Wellbeing at Home

We hope you’re safe and well during this time and are taking the opportunity to get more connected with yourself, your family and the environment.

Please find below a list of programs and opportunities that will help you maintain your health and wellbeing while at home.

World Hand Hygiene Day-5th of May 2020

The World Health Organisation’s annual call to action for healthcare professionals means that safer care and improved outcomes are provided to patients.  Hand hygiene is one of the most effective actions to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections.  We are aware of this now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic.  And this message is the only thing we want spread in the community!

Soap + water + time = Good Hand Hygiene

Alcohol hand rub is still in short supply and while it is a convenient way to keep up your hand hygiene, soap and water is shown to be more effective.  The two most important steps to remember with use of soap and water are:

  1. time – 20 seconds is the minimum time to take when washing your hands, to ensure full coverage, and
  2. to make sure to scrub your whole hands – the backs of your hands, between your fingers, your fingertips and under your nails.

No gym, No worries

Monash Sport have got your back and have created daily 30 min workouts that you can bring into your backyard or into your lounge room. Catering to all levels of ability, this is an opportunity for you to move your body during the day and get the family or kids involved too. Check Active Bodies Online for details on what activity is happening each day.

The Mothers Day Classic has now gone VIRTUAL!

Join TeamMonash on Sunday the 10th of May in either a 4km or 8km virtual walk or run in your local area to support breast cancer research.

Given the challenging times we are experiencing, we want to take this opportunity to provide a distraction, a motivation and a reason for you to be a part of something special, to practice some self care and to get your families involved too.  Register here to join

Let’s all meditate online

We are excited to announce that the free lunchtime meditation classes have now moved online via zoom. Join us at 1:15pm every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and bring yourself back to the present moment. Zoom links can be found here

GradWISE Update

Monday, April 27th, 2020

GradWISE Appointments still Available

For all Students and Graduates who are part and wishing to be part of the GradWISE program, all appointments will continue as planned, these appointments will be now be held with your consultant via either Zoom, phone call or FaceTime meetings – your consultant will be in-touch to confirm which medium is best for you.

The decision to pause all on-campus meetings is due to the implemented social  distancing and to enable the safety of not only the GradWISE Students and Graduates but their families and loved ones as well.

We are looking forward to helping you navigate through your student journey towards employment and beyond.

If you are wishing to book-in a time to see what the GradWISE team can do for you please don’t hesitate to contact us via email the team on: GradWISE.enquiries@wiseemployment.com.au

Message from MSA Disability and Carers

Monday, April 27th, 2020

A message from the MSA Disability and Carers (D&C) Department

We know it’s been really tough lately and wanted to invite you to join our supportive community, which is a safe space to hang out, and have fun.

We’re a collective of students from many different backgrounds that have a medical condition, mental health condition or disability, or who have caring responsibilities, and more. You don’t have to identify as ‘disabled’ or consider yourself an ‘official’ carer to join.

Get Involved

🌟Join us on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MSA.Disabilities/

🌟Join our  “virtual lounge” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSAdisability/

This group is a place for all your queries, questions and overwhelming support 🙂

Contact Us

The current Office Bearers are:

✨ Nathaniel Diong (nathaniel.diong@monash.edu)

✨ Basia Mitula (basia.mitula@monash.edu)

 

We’re here to support and help you. We can help to guide you towards services that might help and advocate on your behalf to the uni. 🤩

 

Our official email is: msa-disabilities@monash.edu

Our physical lounge is located on Level 1 of Campus Centre opposite the Student Advocacy or Clubs & Societies Office, but is currently closed. It’s a safe space where students can chill, rest, and socialise.

We have stim toys, ice/heat packs, a button activated entrance, colouring supplies, and more – see you there!

2021 Graduate Opportunities

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

GradWISE Graduate Opportunities for Students with Disability for 2021

The GradWISE Program is pleased to partner with a series of national employers in focusing on the delivery of graduate recruitment processes and graduate recruitment programs that meet the needs of individuals’ experiencing a disability.

Please see below a list of employer partners and their graduate recruitment schedules:

Coles

  • Applications close 12th April 2020.
  • Coles are committed to attracting and employing a team which is representative of the community they serve, and actively encourage and support the employment of people with disabilities. Coles has a gold membership with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Store Support Graduate Program – Click here!
  • Operations Graduate Program – Click here!
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Coles

IAG

  • Applications close 13th April 2020 – Click here!.
  • IAG’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy outlines what they believe in and stand for. Their approach recognises that they need to build diversity, inclusion and belonging into everything they do. IAG has a focus on flexibility, equity and accessibility.
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to IAG

Linfox

  • Applications close 19th April 2020 – Click here!
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Linfox

Victoria’s Big Build

  • Applications close 19th April 2020 – Click here!
  • Big Build Victorian encompasses the following government transport projects:

    Major Road Projects Victoria

    • North East Link Project
    • Level Crossing Removal Project
    • Rail Projects Victoria – Metro Tunnel and Regional Rail Revival and Melbourne Airport Rail
    • West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Big Build

How GradWISE Can Help

Your GradWISE Career Coach can assist you with your application in the following ways:

  • Review your application documents, including your resume prior to your application submission
  • Assist you in determining what reasonable adjustments would be suitable for you throughout the recruitment process and graduate program, should your application be successful
  • Utilise their networks within their employer partners to advise them of your application and advocate for your reasonable adjustments, should your application progress
  • If you want to submit an application or are interested please email GradWISE at: GradWISE.Enquiries@wiseemployment.com.au

2021 Graduate Program – Department of Infrastructure

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

2021 Graduate Program Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Department is committed to supporting the employment and career development of people from an Indigenous or Torres Strait Island background and those with a Disability.

They have advertised this program under the Affirmative Measures – Disability scheme https://www.apsc.gov.au/affirmative-measure-recruiting-people-disability-guide-agencies  and also under Affirmative Measures – Indigenous scheme https://www.apsc.gov.au/affirmative-measure-recruiting-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-australians-guide-applicants.

Please find attached the job information pack in pdf to refer to.

Applications for the Graduate Program close on 20 April 2020

If you would like any further information or would like to discuss any aspect of this Graduate Program please email GraduateMailbox@communications.gov.au .