The MAX Solutions and Brain Injury Australia (BIA) partnership is helping to build awareness of services and supports available for people with an acquired brain injury.
Through the partnership, BIA’s constituents are provided with direct access to MAX’s industry leading Disability Employment Services (DES).
The partnership has already changed the lives of some Australians with an acquired brain injury. See Sammy’s story here.
Through disability education and open communication, MAX works to help employers see the potential in every individual. By realising that potential, MAX can change people's lives.
““The circumstances of an individual with an acquired brain injury and their capacity for work will be different for each person. We help employers see every individual’s unique ability, and help support them to understand the value of inclusive behaviours and attitudes,” said MAX Solutions Managing Director Deborah Homewood
The MAX team work with employers to ensure suitable support and adjustments are in place. For example, this might include giving consideration to: - Shortened workplace meetings and allowing for reasonable breaks - Flexible working practices where tiredness might be an issue at a particular time of day - Use of prompt cards, written operating procedures and dictaphones - Use of workplace buddies.
BIA Executive Officer Nick Rushworth said the partnership provides an opportunity for more people with brain injuries to access the support they need, but don’t necessarily seek.
“People with a brain injury have a low level of service use, relative to people with other disabilities. Currently, there are 730,000 Australians living with a brain injury and need a high level of support, but only 1% of these people are accessing Disability Employment Services.”
The MAX and BIA partnership provides an important link for helping Brain Injury Australia’s constituents into meaningful and sustainable employment.
For more information about our employment services and support, you can contact the friendly MAX Customer Servicing Team on 1800 625 350 or visit one of our local offices.
For more information on Brain Injury Australia, go to www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au