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PACE Mentoring – Applications Open Now!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Apply Now for PACE Mentoring

PACE Mentoring connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian organisations. You’ll be matched to an experienced professional who will help you identify and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment.

How does it work?

PACE runs across 16 weeks between August and December. You’ll meet with you mentor once a fortnight during that time. Meetings last around one to two hours and are planned to suit you and your mentor’s schedules.

Mentees can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development. Meetings with mentors may include:

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

After you apply, AND matches you with a mentor based on the information provided in your application. Consideration for matching includes your preferred industry, the skills you want to develop, the goals you set, and your location.

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Apply Here Now!

Dial in to an Info Session:

For more information about what to expect from the PACE Mentoring program, dial in to one of our info sessions via webinar.

  • Friday 31 May 12:30pm – 1:15pm
  • Thursday 13 June 12:30pm – 1:15pm
  • Monday 24 June 11:30am – 12:15pm

(If you are dialling in from outside Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra, please consider time differences)

Step 1: Webinar Login

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

Participant Code: 6367 393 293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367 393 293

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

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

The Programs Team (Philip, Sneha, Tess & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E applications@and.org.au

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Autism and Employment Forums

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Autism & Employment Forums – Melbourne 14th May & Geelong 16th May 2019

Join AMAZE for a Day of Discussion and Receive Valuable Information About Finding and Keeping Work

You’ll hear from Malcolm Mayfield, author of “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment”, researcher and autistic person.

Malcolm is also the founder and managing director of Autism STAR.

Malcolm will be delivering a workshop titled “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job – Practical Strategies”.

In it he will cover:

  • What is the ‘hidden curriculum’?
  • Finding a job – mentors, networking, social media, resumes
  • Job interviews – attire, behaviour, answering difficult questions, online interviews, interview follow up, what are your rights in an interview

You’ll also hear from Stephanie Crawford, a speech pathologist with over 20 years’ experience who now focuses on supporting autistic teenagers and adults to achieve their communication goals.

Stephanie will cover:

  • the hidden rules around communication in interviews and the workplace and strategies to manage these
  • how challenges with executive functioning and abstract language skills can impact on the process of getting a job
  • functional tips on preparing for an interview

This event is suitable for autistic people considering looking for work or wanting tips on getting and keeping a job, as well as people supporting autistic people through employment.

You’ll hear about employment from the perspective of an autistic person, get tips on finding a job and doing job interviews, as well as the kinds of communications often needed in the workplace and how autistic people can prepare for this.

For more information and to book tickets http://www.amaze.org.au/2019/04/autism-employment-forum/

STEMLabs – Applications OPEN!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Applications now open for the STEMLabs April 2019 Program!

This is suited for you if you are:

  • Looking for an opportunity to experiment with your STEMLabs Skills in a safe, understanding and nurturing environment.
  • Wanting to better understand your autism in order to thrive in the workplace.
  • Looking to recognise your strengths, talents and abilities in a supportive, practical and hands-on environment.
  • Have an interest in IT.

The program is free and is strictly limited to just 10 places.

Applications for the program are currently open!

The applications close promptly at 1pm on Tuesday 23rd April, 2019. The candidates will be notified of their outcome by 5pm, Friday 26th April, 2019.

The successful candidates will then be invited to the training and assessment program commencing on Monday 29th April, 2019 and conclude on Friday 17th May, 2019 between the hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please note the program will not be held on any Tuesday.

The program will be held at Max Employment St Kilda, 31 Wellington Street, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182.

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age or over
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have Australian residency or citizenship
  • Must be able to attend the 3-week assessment phase beginning Monday 29th April, 2019 through to Friday 17th May, 2019. Please note training will not be held on any Tuesday.
  • Should live within a daily commutable distance of St Kilda/Melbourne CBD.

Attached is more information about how to apply for the program.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Georgie Walker

M.Clin.Couns, Grad Dip Psych, B.Bus (Mktg/Mgmt)

Specialisterne Consultant

Specialisterne Australia

E: georgie.walker@specialisterne.com

M: +61 431017852

W: http://au.specialisterne.com

 

Disability Scholarship Opportunties

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Disability Scholarship Program 2019 – Department of Justice and Community Safety

Applications for the 2019 Program close on 10 May 2019.

Find out more:

Contact the Disability/Diversity Liaison Officer at this university or visit www.justice.vic.gov.au

Email – disability.scholarshipsdiu@justice.vic.gov.au  or peter.heazlewood@justice.vic.gov.au – ask for a copy of Scholarship Guidelines and an Application Form.

Internship Applications EXTENDED to 14 April 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Are You looking for Paid Work Experience that Counts?

Internship Opportunities are available in: Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Darwin, Canberra, Adelaide, and Tasmania

The Australian Network on Disability runs the Stepping into Program twice a year. Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability to assist you to gain meaningful work experience in your area of their study.

 Stepping Into intern Amelia Gates stands in between her colleague Alicia (left) and supervisor Beverley Jefferson (right).

‘I don’t have the same concerns going into this new job that I did before I completed Stepping Into. I now feel confident in my ability to manage any pain and not hide my disability from co-workers,’  said Amelia

Students learn about the recruitment process, job interviews and if successful, gain exposure to degree-relevant work in a forward-thinking organisation. Internships generally last four to eight weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments). The AND programs team are available throughout the entire process for support, advice and guidance on how to ensure your internship is a success.

This cohort our participating members include:

  • Arup Group
  • Australia Post
  • Comcare
  • Department of Social Services
  • IAG, Gilbert and Tobin Lawyers
  • and Office of the Children’s Guardian

To see the complete list of position descriptions and location for internships available visit https://www.and.org.au/pages/current-internships.html

Eligibility

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Residency Requirements: Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident or International student with full working rights in Australia
    Application Process

Complete our Online Application Form

Deadlines for application have been extended until midnight 14th April 2019.

The programs team at AND will inform if you are eligible and the AND Programs team will arrange the interview.
Before applying, please ensure you have the following documents prepared to submit

  • Resume
  • University Transcript
  • Proof of Eligibility (Disability Access Plan or relevant medical documentation)

For previous applicants and still eligible:

  • Email AND’s Programs Team and advise to copy your previous application and confirmed your expected completion of your degree
  • There is no need to attend another interview if you have attended one in the last 12 months
  • Submit your top 3 preferences before or by midnight Sunday 14th April 2019

Australian Network on Disability

Level 3, 80 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

PO Box Q203, QVB Post Office NSW 1230

T (02) 8270 9200  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E admin@and.org.au

Department of Communications and the Arts – 2020 Graduate Program

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Interested in Applying for a Graduate Program in the Communications and Arts Sector?

Applications for the Department of Communications and the Arts 2020 Graduate Program open on 25 March 2019.

We are committed to supporting the employment and career development of people with disability. Our mission is to create an environment in which all Australians have access to high quality communications services and diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

Our participation in the Affirmative measures – disability scheme means we will progress an applicant with a disability to a further stage in the recruitment process, where they apply into the scheme and meet the minimum requirement of the vacancy. A guide for applicants about the disability affirmative measures can be found at http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/disability-employment-guide-for-applicants

Further information about our 2020 graduate program and the application process see https://www.communications.gov.au/who-we-are/careers/graduate-program  and the attached the 2020 Graduate Job Information Pack – Affirmative Measures – Disability Employment document.

Please note applications for our graduate program close 29 April 2019. 

If you would like any further information or would like to discuss our program please email GraduateMailbox@communications.gov.au .

The Graduate Team

Patricia Hood

Senior Adviser /  Capability and Careers / Human Resources Branch

Department of Communications and the Arts

P +61 2 6271 1159

Student Disability Scholarship Opportunity

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Students With Disability Scholarship Opportunity: Applications Open May 6th 2019

Professor Jamie Rossjohn, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Head of the Infection and Immunity Program at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute within the Faculty of Medicine, is offering Monash undergraduate students who have a disability, the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in his laboratory. The scholarship program will equip students with valuable skills and experience in either laboratory research work or office administration.

Laboratory work may include assisting with the operation and maintenance of technical equipment and services, the preparation of solutions and experimental design, and other laboratory tasks.

Administrative duties may include clerical and book keeping tasks and other office duties pertaining to the running of the office and laboratory including assisting in the preparation and management of documentations and coordinating the routine back-up of laboratory research and administration data.

These scholarships are generally of one month duration and provide flexible work hours and the stipend is equivalent to other Monash student vacation scholarship programs.

This opportunity is anticipated to provide students who have a disability with work experience and skills that will increase their post university employment prospects.

Students who have a strong work ethic, are currently studying in a science related discipline or in office administration, and have a strong motivation to work in this field are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships will align with the winter and summer research scholarship programs – see link: https://www.monash.edu/students/scholarships/current/summer-winter

It is an online application and expected to open on May 6th.

Winter applications: Monday 6 May – Friday 24 May

  • Notice of outcome: mid-June

Summer Round 1 applications: Monday 8 July – Friday 26 July

  • Notice of outcome: early September

Summer Round 2 applications: Monday 9 Sep – Friday 4 Oct

  • Notice of outcome: mid-November

Project dates:

  • Winter: 1 July – 26 July 2019
  • Summer (Rounds 1 and 2): 25 Nov 2019 – 21 Feb 2020

Jamie will be offering 2 projects:

1) Laboratory research work: “Defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events in immunity”
2) Office administration: “Sensory exhibition and outreach Program”

Further information about the Rossjohn lab:

The academic research program within the laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events that are
the primary determinants of immunity.

The laboratory’s research has provided an understanding of the basis of peptide, metabolite and lipid presentation – events that underpin protective immunity and deleterious immune reactivity. The team’s research on anti-viral immunity has provided an understanding of the factors that shape MHCrestriction (e.g. Nature Immunology 2015; Immunity 2016; Nature Rev Immunol 2018), while also demonstrating how the pre-TCR, a receptor crucial for T-cell development, functions by autonomous dimerization (Nature 2010).

In relation to aberrant T-cell reactivity, our team has provided insight into alloreactivity (Immunity 2009), Tregs and autoimmunity (Nature, 2017) Celiac Disease (Immunity 2012, NSMB 2014), rheumatoid arthritis (JEM 2013) and HLA-linked drug hypersensitivities (Nature 2012). Regarding innate and innate-like recognition, the team has shed light into how Natural Killer cell receptors interact with their cognate ligands and viral immunoevasins (Nature 2011; JEM 2016; NSMB 2017; Cell 2017; PNAS 2018).

Further, we have provided fundamental insight into TCR recognition of lipid-based antigens in protective and aberrant immunity (e.g. Nature 2007; Nature Immunology 2016; Nature Communications 2016; Nature Immunology 2018). Most recently, our team identified the long sought after ligand for MAIT cells, namely showing that MAIT cells are activated by metabolites of vitamin B and can also respond to commonly prescribed therapeutics (Nature 2012, 2014; Nature Immunology 2016, 2017).

Our research program uses numerous biochemical and biophysical techniques including protein expression and purification, surface plasmon resonance and three-dimensional structure determination with the use of the Australian Synchrotron.

Further, cellular immunology techniques are taught within the laboratories of the collaborators of the Rossjohn laboratory. The industrial research program of the laboratory includes a close collaboration with Janssen, for the development of new therapies to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The laboratory is funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Cancer Council Victoria, National Institutes of Health, Worldwide Cancer Research, Wellcome Trust and Janssen (of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals).

For more details on the research themes, fellowships awarded and publication
outputs see, http://research.med.monash.edu.au/rossjohn/

Stepping Into Winter 2019

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Internship Applications Closing on 7th APRIL 2019

The Australian Network on Disability runs the Stepping into Program twice a year. Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability to assist them to gain meaningful work experience in the area of their study, to assist them to transition into employment once they complete their degree.

Students learn about the recruitment process, job interviews and if successful, gain exposure to degree-relevant work in a forward-thinking organisation

Internships generally last four to eight weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).The AND programs team are available throughout the entire process for support, advice and guidance on how to ensure your internship is a success.

This Winter cohort we have a variety of organisation participating

  • Arup Group
  • Max Solutions
  • Australia Post
  • Melbourne Water
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • City of Yarra
  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Education and Training, Federal
  • Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • Department of Environment and Energy, Federal
  • Penrith City Council
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Federal
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • University of Sydney
  • Department of Social Services, Federal
  • VIC Department of Human and Health Services
  • George Weston Foods
  • VIC Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Gilbert and Tobin Lawyers
  • VIC Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Hunter Water Corporation
  • VIC Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • IAG
  • Vision Australia
  • IVE Group
  • Victoria Police
  • Yarra Valley Water

To view the current positions available, please visit our website. www.and.org.au/pages/current-internships.html

Opportunities are based in:

  • Canberra
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Newcastle

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be in the penultimate year of their degree – this means due to graduate either middle or end of 2020
  • Applicants must identify as having disability
  • International students may apply pending they have full time working rights within Australia
  • Applicants from all degree areas are encouraged to apply

How do I apply?

To be considered for the program, Apply Here before midnight Sunday 7th April 2019

  • Please keep your Stepping Into application form generic.
  • The team at AND will contact you to arrange your Skype/ phone/ face-to-face Interview
  • The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application May 2019.

For previous applicants and still eligible

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the AND website, email applications@and.org.au, or call 1300 36 36 45 to speak to a member of the Stepping Into team.

Victorian Government Graduate Program Now Open

Friday, March 1st, 2019

The Victorian Government Graduate Program Disability Pathway is Now Open

Applications for the Victorian Government graduate program are now open until Sunday 24 March. The Disability pathway for graduates is a new feature of the program designed to support Victorians with disability during their application for the Victorian Government graduate program and ensures consistent, personalised support in their career in the public service.

What is the Victorian Government graduate program?

The Victorian Government graduate program is the flagship graduate program of the Victorian public service.

Now in its 36th year, our program is a year-long opportunity for graduates to experience public service, grow their potential and gain new skills. It includes 3 rotations in different departments, development opportunities, and a permanent job for all graduates who successfully complete the program.

What is the Disability pathway?

The Disability pathway provides graduates with disability access to safe and inclusive support and adjustments from a dedicated resource. It enables us to better understand graduates as an individual and assists with equitable access throughout the entire process. It can also include support during the graduate year.

The Disability pathway is consistent with Getting to Work, Victoria’s disability employment action plan.

Graduates choose which supports they want to take advantage of, but the pathway can include:

  • regular contact with a dedicated person who supports graduates with disability;
  • support in accessing workplace adjustments;
  • support in accessing flexible working arrangements;
  • connections with peers with disability;
  • access to mentors with disability; and
  • respect for your choice to share or not share information about your disability

Applications to the graduate program can be made through grads.vic.gov.au

Amanda Lawrie-Jones, our Disability Liaison Officer, would welcome a call from anyone who wants to learn more about the pathway. You can reach her at (03) 9651 2016 or at amanda.lawrie-jones@vpsc.vic.

Stepping Into Internship with PwC

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is partnering with the Stepping Into Internship Program

Applications Close 28th Feb for PWC’s prestigious Summer 2019/2020 Vacation Program.

Stepping into is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study. Students benefit by gaining valuable experience in their desired field of work, and by having the opportunity to develop professional networking and employability skills in a leading Australian organisation.

The PwC opportunity is for penultimate year students based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle or Brisbane and covers a range of disciplines including Assurance, Consulting, Technology and Tax & Legal. For more information about the program, visit PwC’s website.

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be in the penultimate year of their degree – this means due to graduate either middle or end of 2020
  • Applicants must identify as having disability
  • International students may apply pending they have full time working rights within Australia
  • Applicants from all degree areas are encouraged to apply

How do I apply?

To be considered for the program, Apply Here before midnight Thursday 28th February 2019.

  • Please keep your Stepping Into application form generic, not tailored to PwC. If successfully shortlisted, you will be required to submit an application form directly to PwC.
  • The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application by mid-March 2019.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the AND website, email applications@and.org.au, or call 1300 36 36 45 to speak to a member of the Stepping Into team.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Programs Team (Philip, Sneha & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E applications@and.org.au