Workplace support for workers with injury, disability or health conditions, and their employers

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Wednesday 10 April 2013

Multiple Solutions can provide workplace support to employees, the self employed and employers when the continuation of employment (that is 8 hours or more per week) is at risk due to the impact of a non-compensable disability, injury, illness or medical condition.

This is a free service funded by the Australian Government. It is aimed at helping employees with a disability and employers to work through their concerns and find solutions to ensure ongoing employment. Support can include:

  • the provision of workplace modifications and equipment for eligible workers:

– modifications to the workplace (eg rails, ramps and doorways)
– equipment such as adjustable desks, cooling devices and adaptive tools
– the replacement of equipment that has been updated/ improved or no longer meets the changing needs of the worker.

  • negotiating employment conditions to meet the needs of employee and employer.
  • funding a person to provide on the job support, or
  • personal care to assist with meals and bathroom needs.
  • access to the supported wage system – this allows a productivity based wage to be paid to a worker who is not able to work at full capacity due to disability.

Multiple Solutions is able to provide ongoing support for as long as it is needed.

Contact Workplace  Solutions
North: (08) 8203 6600
South: (08) 8198 1400
E: wpsolutions@ms.asn.au

To find out more, see the documents below and visit the Multiple Solutions website.
 

Employment assistance fund fact sheet 38KB

Outlines employment assistance funding and services

Examples of workplace support 553KB

Some case studies on what the service can achieve

Supported Wage System Fact Sheet 59KB

Information on Australian Government funded wage support available through Multiple Solutions

Workplace Support Information 259KB

Outlines the Workplace Solutions service