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School Leaver Krissy finds Employment, thanks to ON-Q

When Krissy recently left school her major goal was to find work. Her path was not an easy one though, being diagnosed with autism and a significant language impairment.Despite this, Krissy lives quite independently with her mother and her twin sister and at her young age, already has her drivers’ license.Krissy really wanted paid employment and took part in the School Leaver Employment Support program through ON-Q. The program assists young school leavers with a disability to successfully transition to...

Jade is now ‘Best Friends’ with her future!

Jade wasn’t coping well at school and after her mother passed away 18 months ago, things began to rapidly spiral. Her father had real concerns for her future and the choices she was making.A careers counsellor at Jade’s school approached ON-Q to see whether they could provide an alternative pathway for Jade, something that could positively re-engage her in education and a career pathway.Jade then began to receive support through her employment consultant at ON-Q, who learnt that she always...

All Michael Wants for Christmas is a Job!

With a Certificate 1 in Construction, qualifications and experience in furniture making and a rock solid work ethic and attitude, Michael is guaranteed to impress any employer ready to give him a go. He would love nothing more than to find work before Christmas.Being deaf has never stopped Michael from being a great team member and valuable employee. In the workplace, his employers and team mates quickly get used to Michael’s alternative communication practices through his competent lip reading, use...

Meet the new CEO of ON-Q

The BUSY Group, which ON-Q Disability Employment Services is a part of, is excited to formally introduce Jason Shield as the new CEO for ON-Q.  Paul Miles, Managing Director for the BUSY Group Ltd, said "We're very excited to have Jason's expertise at the helm of ON-Q, leading the organisation forward in this new era. Jason's experience in the sector and his commitment to supporting community members will be a strong asset for ON-Q and The BUSY Group". Moving forward, Jason Shield has...

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

How School Leaver Employment Support helped Will into a Telecommunications ApprenticeshipTransitioning from school can be a particularly daunting time, but especially so if you are a person with a disability.  This is where ON-Q can assist through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) just as the support recently assisted Will Purcell into his career pathway.As part of SLES, Will, a student at Ballina High, met one-on-one with Craig Wilson from ON-Q on a weekly basis....

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