Disability Employment Services provider, MAX Employment has recently been awarded additional business as part of the Disability Employment Services – Disability Management Service (DES-DMS) tender. The tender allocated business from CRS Australia - a division of the Australian Government Department of Human Services, to private providers.
The new business will see MAX Employment open offices in Geelong, Dandenong and Atherton, and also start to deliver services from 25 existing offices across Australia.
MAX Employment Managing Director, Deborah Homewood said it was a privilege to have significantly increased business in this important government programme.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to assist more job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment and to work with Australian employers to prove that disability is not a barrier,”
said Ms Homewood.
“One in five people have a disability – but this is no reason not to succeed in the workplace. Studies have found no difference in performance and productivity; in fact, employees with disability have fewer scheduled absences and increased retention.”
Using an integrated approach, MAX Employment helps people with disability, injury or health conditions prepare for, find and maintain sustainable employment.
“MAX has been providing DES-DMS since 2010, and I believe we are ideally placed to offer these additional services across Australia,”
said Ms Homewood.
DES-DMS delivers flexible, tailored assistance for participants with temporary or permanent disability who do not require long-term ongoing support in the workplace to maintain sustainable employment.
As well as offering services in new locations, MAX Employment will increase its current DES-DMS caseloads in 52 locations.
Services will begin on 2 March, 2015; DES-DMS participants currently resisted with CRS will receive a letter in January 2015, outlining the details of their new DES-DMS Provider.
For more information about MAX Employment and Disability Employment Services contact your local office
on 1800 625 350.