As a Member of the CoAct National Network, Open Minds is a Mental Health Specialist delivering the Disability Employment Service in 12 locations across Brisbane. We work closely with our local community partners and employers to build lasting relationships and fruitful opportunities for our job seekers. Open Minds specialises in providing a tailored holistic service offering individual support to our jobseekers, ranging from career planning, resume and interview preparation, to on-the-job support. So, whether you are recovering from an injury, have a disability or illness, Open Minds can support your employment needs.
Open Minds acknowledges the Department of Social Services as CoAct funding partner for the employment service agreement.
To contact our Employment Services team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Struggling at work or have an employee that is struggling and could be a risk of losing their job? Open Minds' Jobs in Jeopardy provides tailored individual support to employers and employees. Open Minds will provide on-the-job support and assistance as well as working with auxiliary services including allied health if necessary to enable the participant to maintain employment. To contact our Employment Services team, email us at email@example.com
Open Minds offers a suite of supports to enhance the employability skills of people with a disability, illness or injury. With employment as the best intervention, our supports are tailored to help job seekers transition into work and to provide vital support and skills needed to be successful in the workplace.
Finding work can be difficult, and at Open Minds we specialise in providing guidance and support to customers with a disability, mental health illness or an injury. We listen closely to your interests, skills, access to transport, hours of availability and what type of environment you would like to work in to help you identify the best employment opportunities – for you.
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Open Minds provides Supported School Based Traineeships for year 10, 11 & 12 students with a disability. Transitioning from school to employment is especially difficult for students and we partner with the school, parents and employers to ensure that students are well supported and advocated for throughout this journey. Our goal is to transition each and every student in our program into their first job.
In addition, students will gain a nationally recognised qualification, paid employment, relevant workplace experience and mentoring and support throughout their journey.
Open Minds work in partnership with Coact, a national network of locally-embedded community service providers, working together to create social and economic opportunities for Australia’s disadvantaged. Learn more about Coact here
Open Minds finds that most individuals have similar questions when first accessing our Employment Service. Below we try to answer some of your questions for you. Should you have any further queries, please call us on 07 3896 4222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can bring a friend, family member or advocate to any of your appointments at Open Minds Employment Service. Just let us know who you will be bringing when scheduling your appointment.
This will depend on a number of factors, such as what skills and experience you have, the type of work you are seeking, and how much effort you put in to jobsearch. Some individuals find work quickly while others make a longer-term commitment to gaining employment.
If your resume is old or you don’t have one, don’t worry. Open Minds Employment Service will help you create an up-to-date resume as part of your program. You will need to recall where and when you were employed in the past.
Open Minds Employment Service does not currently provide accredited training courses to jobseekers. We do have trainers who deliver jobsearch and pre-employment training and employment related mentoring.
Centrelink determines which jobseekers are eligible to receive government-funded employment assistance. Open Minds Disability Employment Service is a government-funded service. This is why you must go through Centrelink to access our service.
Not necessarily. Some individuals feel comfortable with their employer and choose to tell them about their condition, especially if they need special consideration at work. Others find there is no need to disclose their condition. Your Employment Consultant can offer advice to help you make this decision.