I'm interested in looking for work, how can I get help from Mylestones?
Call us on 1300 635 627 or email us and we will put you in touch with a consultant who can assist you with the process and answer any of your questions.
How long will it take me to get a job?
This will vary from person to person and depends on things such as your skills, employment goals, your personal level of commitment and what's happening in the labour market. One thing you can rely upon though is our commitment to helping you find and secure a job. However long the journey takes, we will be with you every step of the way.
I don't think I can work as fast as everyone else, can I still work?
Yes, you can! The Supported Wage System is set up for employees with barriers or disabilities who are not able to perform jobs at the same capacity as any other employee. Under this system, special workplace arrangements are created so that employers can pay wages to that person based on how productive they are in their job.
How do I know the candidate you're proposing is suitable for my role?
Mylestones Employment is dedicated to matching the skills of our job seekers to the skills needed for your role. We do everything we can to ensure it's a good fit before we put them forward to you. Just as every job is different, so is every job seeker. Our role is to put the pieces together to find the perfect match.
What happens if the placement isn't successful?
If the work placement isn’t going as planned, our team will work closely with you to develop support strategies to help get everything back on track. We can identify issues and implement recommendations that will work towards positive outcomes for both you and your employee.
Is there any financial impact on my business?
Our service is funded by the Department of Social Services so it is cost-free for all employers and job seekers. As an employer, you can access different types of financial assistance from the Australian Government, which include wage subsides, schemes and financial assistance for workplace modifications and aids. You can read more about wage subsidies and incentives here.
What types of things will I need to do to get my workplace ready for a new employee?
In most cases, none. But in some cases, you may need to make modifications to your workplace or provide specialised equipment when employing someone with disability or barrier to employment. These can be small things like installing sound reducing devices, making sure you can provide work areas with temperature control or removing loose mats and obvious obstacles around your workplace.
Some examples of workplace modifications:
• An employee in an admin role had a customised desk and ramp installed
• An employee in a kitchen role had had an adjustable, electric bench installed
• Specific computer screens can be provided for employees with a vision impairment
We will work with you to identify what modifications could benefit, and then apply for government funding to assist with these modifications.
I'm interested, what do I do now to see if you have the person I need?
Just a simple phone call or email! Contact our team on 1300 635 627 and one of our team members will discuss your requirements and find the right fit for your business…. it’s that easy.