Employment Service

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Support the following businesses that employ people with autism!

The following businesses understand that by employing someone with autism, that they are going to get back far more from that employee than what the employee can ever contribute to the business. They know that aside from having a hard working and motivated person on board, that staff and customers can see first hand what autism means. Employing someone with autism not only builds that person’s confidence and work skills, but it breaks down stereotypes, creates awareness, understanding, acceptance and most importantly – celebration of people with autism. The Autism Health & Well Being Association have placed people with autism into employment in the following businesses. We ask that you support these businesses so they can continue employing people with autism. Don’t forget to click back to watch this list grow!
 

Degani Bakery Cafe

Northcote Plaza (opposite All Nations Park)
Separation Street, Northcote
www.facebook/com/deganinorthcote

 

Recomcleaning

Commercial cleaning at schools, businesses, building sites, restaurants etc.
www.recomcleaning.com.au

 

Reservoir Cafe

2A Edwardes Street
Reservoir

 

CAN YOU OFFER JUST TWO HOURS PER WEEK OF WORK AND PAY FOR THE WORK AT THE AWARD RATE?

 

There are no workplace assessments, no forms to complete, no special disability job rates. We do all the work and it’s simple. We:

  1. match a person with autism with the work you have on offer
  2. organise a meeting with yourself, the person with autism and a member from the AHWB Association where all conditions are discussed (uniform, start times, etc) and it’s a chance to meet all staff and for the newly appointed employee to familiarise themselves with the environment
  3. appoint a Helpmate (read more about Helpmates below).

The only paperwork that you – as an employer – need to complete is processing the employee’s tax declaration form and their pay, as you would with all other employees.

 

 

Two hours per week or up to 10 hours per week –

we’ll take whatever you can offer!

Duties could include:

  • wiping tables
  • dusting
  • stacking shelves
  • unpacking boxes
  • sweeping
  • labelling items
  • washing dishes
  • folding clothes
  • photocopying
  • collating papers
  • data entry
  • stacking fridges
  • watering plants
  • cleaning windows
  • counting stock
  • handing out information

 

    ABOUT HELPMATES

  • Every person with autism will be accompanied by a “Helpmate”. This Helpmate will be at the employee’s side, assisting and advising them on the job, or, may stand back and just be there when the employee needs a break or help on remembering what the next task is.
  • Helpmates will supervise the person for the time they are working.
  • There will be some people that do not need a Helpmate at all, that is, they have a lots of work experience and do not need supervision by a Helpmate. We’ll let you know when someone falls into this category.

 
 
The AFP Program normally costs $250 to be involved in, however, when you employ someone with autism, we will provide training and accreditation for FREE. Click here for all the information about the AFP program.
 
 

EMAIL US OR COMPLETE THE FORM BY CLICKING HERE IF YOU HAVE WORK AVAILABLE!

If you prefer email, please include your:

  • name
  • address
  • business name
  • type of service you provide
  • telephone number
  • work that is available

Click here to email us

 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK CLICK HERE – DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THIS FORM AND RETURN IT TO US BY:

EMAIL:

Take a phone pic or scan it in and email it back to us at enquiries@ahwbassociation.org

FAX

(03) 9489 7636

POST

AHWB Association Inc.

PO Box 296

Northcote, Vic. 3070

 

 

JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

 

 

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER

Christopher is a 24 year old male with autism who lives at home with his parents. He lives full time at home, does not have any friends, and rarely leaves the home except to accompany his parents shopping. He completed an accounting degree at university two years ago but cannot find work. Probably because Christopher is non- verbal. The most he ever says is “good” when someone asks him how he is.

His parents are desperate to have Christopher find some work. Christopher wants to work and wants friends, at least one friend.

He hates surprises and will let out a scream and retreat into a corner if there is an unexpected loud noise. He requires some supervision so that he doesn’t wander off, and needs a rest every now and then in his activities, such as folding clothes at home, as he can tire easily.

Through a friend of the family, Christopher was hired for two hours to sweep a factory floor. Once shown how to sweep the floor and where to put the rubbish, Christopher was off and running. He worked solidly for two hours making sure every inch of the floor was swept clean. At one point, he forgot where he put the shovel and brush, but overall, he did an excellent job with minimal supervision. His parents were thrilled Christopher could get out of the house and meet people outside of his therapy appointments. And Christopher could not stop smiling after receiving his pay. When he was handed the money, he said “thank you.”

 

 

ABOUT CATHERINE

Catherine loves to chat and cannot read facial expressions to see when people no longer want to hear what she is saying. But once she is gently told that the conversation needs to end, she understands and will stop. Catherine just needs to be told. She has had a few small jobs in retail but they usually don’t last that long as she has a short term memory and cannot remember a lot of instructions. All she needs is for tasks to be written down and to look at the task list that can be kept in her pocket.

 

 

 


EMAIL
enquiries@ahwbassociation.org

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1300 784 417