EPIC Assist (EPIC) is a leading not-for-profit organisation which has been operating for 30 years, assisting people with disability to prepare for, find and maintain meaningful employment.
EPIC understands that too often, people with disability are underestimated and not expected to achieve highly in our society. Our team is passionate about raising expectations, and we believe that disability shouldn’t stop anyone from finding a job they love. Our services are underpinned by the notion that everybody has a right to work – and we are willing to go above and beyond to help people achieve their goals.
As a specialist service for people with disability, EPIC’s staff have the right skills and understanding to help people develop and grow. In fact, 1 in 3 EPIC employees has their own lived experience with disability. The EPIC team draws on the insights and life experiences of their staff with disability to greater understand and meet the needs of job seekers.
EPIC is proud to be supporting businesses in the Moreton Bay region. As your disability employment specialist, we can help you to find job-ready employees who will bring valuable new perspectives and a competitive advantage to your business.
If you, or your business, has never hired someone with disability, it may be hard to know where to start. Our consultants will work with you to break down the barriers around hiring people with disability.
EPIC has 30 years’ experience working with employers and job seekers. We have helped businesses of all sizes secure great employees for their team. We support job seekers with disability, injury, mental health conditions or other health conditions. Our approach is based on achieving sustainable employment, resulting in success for all – job seekers, employers and the community. We will actively support you through recruitment and beyond, using a five stage process we call “EPIC Engage.” We will always strive to give you a 10/10 customer experience.
Our process will start with an EPIC consultant working with you to better understand your business and the requirements for the role. Our consultants will take the time to understand you, and your business needs.
After we are confident that we fully understand your requirements, our network of employment consultants across the Moreton Bay region will work to identify suitable job-ready candidates. We will conduct a comprehensive pre-screening process to make sure applicants’ competencies and abilities will fit your business needs.
An EPIC team member will be available to support you, and prospective candidates, through the interview and selection process. While some candidates will perform well in an interview, others will give you a better suitability assessment through a work trial. Work trials can help you to be confident of the candidate’s suitability in your work environment and their interpersonal traits. We can work with you and your candidates to feel comfortable and confident through any interview or work trial. We will provide advice on any adjustments that candidates may need.
When you’ve made a decision to appoint an EPIC candidate, we will provide ongoing support to you and your new employee to make sure the placement is successful. We will also provide you with advice about any assistances (e.g. wage subsidies) available. Wage subsidies, or other employer incentives, may be available through the Queensland and Australian governments. Certain criteria must be met to be eligible for wage subsidies, for example, a minimum number of hours must be worked each week. Subsidies cannot exceed wages earned during the subsidy period.
EPIC’s ongoing support is what sets us apart from other providers. We’ll develop an Individual Support Plan that will identify duties required for the role, along with the support the new employee may need to successfully complete them. We will visit your workplace regularly to monitor your new employee’s progress and to address any barriers that you may have identified. We’ll supply this support for at least one year, or longer if necessary.
To find out how you can employ one of our motivated job seekers call your local EPIC Assist office today or visit www.epicassist.org
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Kallangur: 3204 5443
Redcliffe: 3283 6854
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