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ON-Q Gets Set To Open 18 New Offices

Not for profit organisation, ON-Q Disability Services who are part of the BUSY Group, have been providing support and employment pathways for people with a disability for over 30 years. The company is now gearing up for a huge expansion this month, with the launch of 18 new offices from Ballina to the Sunshine Coast. CEO and Executive Director, Lisa Smith, said that while the quick expansion is a massive undertaking, the new offices will allow the company to place more...

ON-Q interview with Sam and Megan

Many families experience difficulty at this time of year when their son or daughter has finished 13 years of schooling and they are contemplating “what’s next?” We interviewed Megan Jeffries* to gain a first-hand insight into her families’ experience when their son Sam* decided to enter the world of work. Sam is 16 years old lives with Asperger’s Syndrome. Megan, Sam’s Mum, approached ON-Q Disability Employment Support Services to assist Sam to find and keep a job while he was still...

5 Questions You Can’t Be Asked In An Interview About Your Disability

When you have a disability and you’re searching for a job, it can be hard to know where you stand with employers. Sometimes, just applying for a job can be tough, let alone facing the interview stage where you have to deal with a whole new set of obstacles. At this point it’s important to know exactly what your rights are. To help you prepare for a job interview, we’ve outlined five questions you really shouldn’t be asked during an...

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7 Benefits A Person With A Disability Will Bring To Your Organisation

There’s a lot of stigma surrounding disabilities. Negative stereotypes, misconceptions and a little bit of ignorance can make it hard for people with disabilities to get recognised as the valuable workers they are. Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that employment rates of people with health problems or disability were at 40% and falling, meaning Australia has some of the poorest work force outcomes for people with disability when compared to the other member countries...

Are you a school leaver who needs assistance to find and keep a job?

Do you know about the NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) you can receive?

There’s a whole world beyond the classroom and it’s full of choices. It’s a lot to think about and ON‑Q can help you explore your strengths, identify opportunities and develop the skills and confidence to reach your goals. If have left school recently and are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ON‑Q can assist you.