Students get access to DES
GYMPIE students with a disability or a health condition can now access Disability Employment Services (DES), a government funded program which will help them find and keep employment.
Advanced Personnel Management (APM) at 8 Mary Street, Gympie, is a national provider of this new free program and consequently can assist students find a job while they are in school and can continue to support them once they leave school.
Angela Jocumsen and Sean Connelly at the new Gympie service, offer specialist employment assistance to students with a health condition, such as learning, physical, sensory, mental health and ABI.
Through meetings and discussions, APM is able to find the right job that matches the students’ strengths, abilities and skills.
APM can identify the relevant services required to overcome their barriers, source suitable employment opportunities and work with the students to get the job, such as helping them build a resume and develop job skills through work experience, vocational training and more.
Once students find employment, APM can continue to help them by staying in contact with their relevant supports, assess and modify their workplace if required and give overall assistance in order to help them keep their job and build a successful career path.