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Mentoring Opportunity

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Become a Mentor for Women with Disabilities

  • Would you like to support a woman with a disability in your local community to further develop their leadership skills?
  • Are you interested in sharing your professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop in the process?
  • Would you like to improve your skills in listening, modelling and leading by mentoring a woman with a disability in your local community?
  • Would you like to share and impart knowledge of your own experience of being a woman with disability?

Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) are seeking women who are interested in supporting women with disabilities who wish to step up in their own communities.

The mentoring program will complement the Enabling Women program, a successful leadership program for women with disabilities. Mentors will commit to 6 one-hour sessions. Contact can be a mixture of face-to-face, phone and email. A mentoring handbook is provided.

Women with disabilities from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse and migrant and refugee backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

Come along to our information session to find out more about the mentoring program!

  • When: 3rd July, between 4.30 pm-5.30 pm
  • Where: Noble Park Aquatic Centre, 9 Memorial Drive, Noble Park
  • Please register your interest to Mentor Coordinator at mentorcoordinatordandenong@gmail.com

This program is a collaboration between WDV with City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, ADEC, Women’s Health in the South East and Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre.

Employment Skills for People with Autism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Aspect Capable Employment Service

Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with the transition into paid employment.

Aspect offers extensive assistance with recruitment, job seeking, interview support, mentoring and training, both for employers and employees, through our Aspect Capable team.

Aspect Capable are pleased to present their full employability skills workshop calendar for 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Workshop Calendar.

PACE Mentoring – Information Webinar

Friday, June 15th, 2018

PACE Mentoring – Information Webinar on Mentoring Program for Students with Disability

Are you a student with disability looking for a chance to develop your career skills?

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students and jobseekers the opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s best and brightest professionals from a range of industries through our PACE Mentoring program. Don’t hesitate to get involved in this initiative, to facilitate the development of your skills and confidence in a workplace setting.

PACE MENTORING

What’s Involved?

Applicants are matched with mentors who can offer assistance in planning their mentees career journey, as well as providing advice for personal and professional development. The pair meet a minimum of 6-8 occasions over the 16 week program and are encouraged to focus on conversations and activities surrounding:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Workplace exposure
  • Networking skills
  • Building confidence

Am I eligible?

Anyone over the age of 18 with a disability is eligible to apply for the program. The program is open to people with all disability types.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in participating, Apply Here. The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application in August.

What is the cost? 

There is no cost involved.

Who are the Mentors:

Mentors come from a range of public and private sector organisations and volunteer their time to share their knowledge and experiences with mentees. Some of the organisations include IBM, ANZ, Victoria Police and QBE.

if you would like to hear more about the program, feel free to attend one of our online webinar information sessions:

Webinar Information Session

Tuesday 19th June: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 22nd June: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Step 1: Webinar Login

http://omnovia.redbackconferencing.com.au/redback

Participant Code: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

  • Please ensure you dial into the teleconference to receive audio.

 For further information, email applications@and.org.au or call 03 9621 2276 to speak to a member of the PACE team.

 

Apply Now for GradAccess 2019

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Applications for GradAccess 2019 are now open!

GradAccess gives graduates with disability the opportunity to gain an ongoing graduate role in one of eleven Australian Government agencies through a single centralised recruitment process.

Wherever you work in the Australian Public Service, you will find opportunities to undertake a wide range of exciting and engaging work to make your contribution to Australian society. As one of Australia’s largest employers, we offer:

  • Diverse, flexible and inclusive workplaces
  • Varied work across a range of fields, with learning opportunities and networking available for career development
  • Supportive working conditions, with attractive remuneration and employer super contributions
  • An opportunity to apply your professional expertise and progress your career while contributing to the Australian community

GradAccess is a safe and supported entry point to a fulfilling career in the Australian Public Service. The GradAccess team will offer you friendly and professional support throughout the entire process.

Click here to apply online now!

If you have any questions or want to chat about the GradAccess recruitment process, please feel free to contact our team at GradAccess@apsc.gov.au or via the GradAccess phone line on 02 6202 3966.

Kind regards,

GradAccess recruitment team

Australian Public Service Commission

P: 02 6202 3966 l E: GradAccess@APSC.gov.au

WISE Employment Support

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Why WISE?

WISE is an Australian not-for-profit employment services provider with offices in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

WISE provides employment services under the Australian Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) and jobactive programs and their services are free to eligible job seekers and employers.

If you are looking for employment, WISE may be able to assist. WISE will get to know you and your situation, and tailor their free employment services to your individual training, health and living needs.

WISE can help you acquire the skills, education and confidence to get and keep meaningful work.

Contact WISE

Main Office:

552 Victoria Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

P: (03) 9325 9100 / Free-call: 1800 685 105

E: enquiries@wiseemployment.com.au W: https://wiseemployment.com.au

Pace Mentoring Opportunities 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Pace Mentoring Applications – OPEN NOW

Are you a student or jobseeker with disability, or do you know someone who is?

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, The Attorney Generals Department, and Ashurst.

Mentoring Supports Curtis to Develop Key Employability Skills

“My main goal when I started PACE was to find a job. Simon helped me with my resume and gave me tools and tips to support my job search. We practiced mock interviews and he gave me some good practical feedback. The arrangement continued after the program concluded and I now see Simon once a month,” Curtis.

To read more about Curtis’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

You will be paired with an experienced professional who you will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between August and December. The meetings last between one and two hours. You can discuss your career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for your personal and professional development.

Your Mentor will help you identity and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with your mentor may include:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

APPLY HERE before the end of June to be considered for the Spring 2018 cohort of PACE.

Find out more

Join our information session webinar on Wednesday 6th June to hear more about the program.

Date: Wednesday 6th June

Time: 11am – 11.45am

Step 1: Webinar Login

http://omnovia.redbackconferencing.com.au/redback

Participant Code: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

  • To receive Audio, please ensure you have dialled into the teleconference as well as signing into the webinar online.

Pace Mentoring Spring 2018 Applications – OPEN NOW

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and job-seekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, The Attorney Generals Department, and Ashurst.

How it works

You will be paired with an experienced professional who you will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period. The meetings last between one and two hours. You can discuss your career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for your personal and professional development.

Your Mentor will help you identity and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with your mentor may include:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

APPLY HERE before the end of June to be considered for the Spring 2018 cohort of PACE.

Find out more

Join our information session webinar on Wednesday 9th May to hear more about the program.

Step 1: Webinar Login

http://omnovia.redbackconferencing.com.au/redback

Participant Code: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. We can arrange captioning for the session with 72 hours notice.

For more information, please contact us at applications@and.org.au or call 03 9621 2276.

ANZ 2019 Graduate Program

Friday, April 6th, 2018

ANZ’s 2019 Graduate Program Opportunities for Students with Disability

ANZ’s Graduate Program is designed to challenge, reward and help grow curious minds. ANZ is interested in people from diverse backgrounds, who are excited to be a part of an industry that’s rapidly transforming for a digital and social world and who want to make a difference for ANZ customers, culture and community.  The Graduate Program aims to provide students with the foundations needed to grow and succeed.

Diversity of thinking is key to success, so ANZ encourages students from all degree disciplines to apply for their program.  Their university marks aren’t all that is considered.  ANZ is equally interested in their creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.  ANZ are looking for people who learn from challenges and failures and who are digitally savvy and data literate.  Their interests, hobbies, skills and experiences also help us because students are more than a list of skills and attributes.

ANZ has always had a strong history of recruiting students with a disability.  Last year alone they recruited seven students with disabilities into their 2017 Summer Internship Program and will be taking on another three into their Graduate Program for 2018.

ANZ welcomes suitable candidates with disabilities to apply by encouraging those students that identify as PWDs to share this information on their application for ANZ’s 2019 Graduate Program.

Applicants who choose to identify as a person with disability will allow them to help these candidates through the various on-line phases of their application and prepare them for the possible Assessment Centre process.  It will also allow them to provide the necessary reasonable adjustments so that they can increase their chances of success.  Any applicant who shares they have a disability in their application will be contacted by Rob Crestani, Senior Consultant – Abilities Program, personally.

This also allows ANZ to manage their induction and on-boarding to ANZ should they be successful.  Another benefit could be opportunities for unsuccessful candidates to be considered for informal internships through our Abilities Program which works with the various businesses within the Bank to create employment for people with a disability.

Students can apply at for the 2019 ANZ Graduate Program at  http://www.anz.com/about-us/careers/graduate-intern-program/graduate-program/ and can go to this website now to find more details about the program.

Feel free to contact Rob Crestani (rob.crestani@anz.com +61 3 8655 0922) should you have any questions or concerns.

Grad Access

Friday, April 6th, 2018

What is ‘GradAccess’?

GradAccess is a centralised recruitment stream for people with disability into Australian Public Service graduate programs.

GradAccess gives you the opportunity to gain a graduate role in a number of Australian Government agencies through a single centralised recruitment process.

As a graduate in the Australian Public Service you will experience dynamic roles across a wide variety of work areas. This unique opportunity will equip you with skills and knowledge to give your career a professional edge.

Over the course of the graduate period, graduates will experience:

  • Ongoing positions in their employing agency which may involve rotations in different business areas;
  • On the job structured training designed to help establish and build a fulfilling career; and
  • Networking opportunities to build personal and professional networks.

GradAccess is a safe and supported entry point to a fulfilling career in the Australian Public Service. The GradAccess team will offer you friendly and professional support throughout the entire process.

  • Applications for the 2019 graduate programs will open on 28 May 2018.

The majority of the graduate opportunities in 2019 will be located in Canberra. If you are successful, your employing agency can assist you with relocation costs.

Department of Justice Scholarship

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Applications close on 27 April 2018

The Disability Scholarship Program is an initiative from the department’s Disability Action Plan. The program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.

The 2018 program will be offering a limited number of scholarships for people with a disability in Victoria in the following areas of study:

  • law
  • criminology
  • para-legal
  • psychology
  • social work
  • other justice-related fields.

The scholarship will be awarded on a merit principle, taking into account an applicant’s eligibility, past academic results, ability to complete a course of study, and competitiveness against other scholarship applicants.

The scholarship program will provide eligible students with a fortnightly study allowance as detailed in the scholarship guidelines.

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