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FAQ for employers

Frequently asked questions

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These Frequently Asked Questions will help you to understand how uLaunch works with you every step of the way.

FAQ for employers

Why should I hire someone with a disability?

One in five Australians has a disability of some kind. It makes sense to broaden the talent pool when you are recruiting by including people with a disability.

Research shows that businesses who have a more diverse employment and recruitment practice attract more customers and have a more engaged workforce.

As well there are cost savings through reduced staff turnover and lower recruitment and retraining costs. People with disability have fewer compensation incidents and accidents at work, compared to other employees, therefore your insurance cover and workers’ compensation costs are often lower.

What is Disability Employment Services?

Centrelink assesses job seekers to see if they are eligible for Disability Employment Services or they can register for Disability Employment Services directly with Joblife.

If they are eligible, job seekers are then referred to the Disability Employment Services provider close to their home, such as Joblife.

The Disability Employment Services provider then meets with the job seeker to assess and understand their individual circumstances and create a work plan to help them find and keep a job.

Disability Employment Services has two parts:

Disability Management Service is for job seekers with disability, injury or health condition who need assistance to find a job and occasional support in the workplace to keep a job.
Employment Support Service provides assistance to job seekers with permanent disability to find a job and who need regular, ongoing support in the workplace to keep a job.

How do I let uLaunch know about a vacancy?

Contact your local uLaunch employment consultant by calling 1800 319 502 to register your vacancy or call into their office which is co-located in your local Life Without Barriers office.

Discuss with your local consultant the specific needs of the role and the type of person you are looking for. uLaunch will then contact job seekers to assess their interest and promote your vacancy through our exclusive app.

How long before the role is filled?

uLaunch undertakes to send the resumes of suitable applicants within 24-48 hours. All our applicants will have been pre-screened and assessed for job readiness. You will be able to interview applicants at your workplace or a site of your choosing.

What happens once I have selected a suitable applicant through uLaunch?

We will take care of all the details – including the paperwork! We will let you know what subsidies are available, prepare the job seeker for their first weeks at work and provide six months’ worth of support – or longer. In addition we can arrange training, if needed, for all staff to ensure the process is smooth and worry-free.

What subsidies are available?

There are a range of subsidies available to help on-boarding your new employee that your uLaunch consultant can help you with:

Wage Subsidy Scheme
Restart (for people over 50)
Work Assist

How do I know if I am eligible for the wage subsidy?

Your business is eligible for a wage subsidy if it:

has a valid Australian Business Number
has not previously received a wage subsidy for the same employee
is not an Australian, state or territory government agency

Where can I provide feedback about uLaunch?

We appreciate your feedback!  You can provide feedback on our website.

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