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WISE Devonport

Disability Employment Services

38-40 Formby Road
Devonport
Tasmania 7310
Australia

P: 03 6422 5200
F: 03 6422 5212
devonport@wiseemployment.com.au

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Burnie (open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - 5pm)
7 Wilson Street
Burnie 7320
P: 03 6430 8800
F: 03 6430 8801
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Smithton (open by appointment)
33 Smith St, Smithton 7330
P: 03 6422 5200
F: 03 6422 5212
E: smithton@wiseemployment.com.au

Queenstown (open by appointment)
9-13 Driffield Street, Queenstown, TAS 7467
P: 03 6422 5200
F: 03 6422 5212
E: queenstown@wiseemployment.com.au

Ulverstone (open by appointment)
Central Coast Community House, 8 Lugana Crescent, West Ulverstone, TAS, 7315
P: 03 6422 5200
F: 03 6422 5212
E: ulverstone@wiseemploment.com.au

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Invite to attend the Northern Indigenous Employment luncheon on 30 May 2013

This National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2013), the Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) working group, which WISE Employment is a founding member of, invites business, government, community and service stakeholders to share in a productive conversation about the benefits of employing Indigenous Australians. You're invited to join them at a luncheon on Thursday 30 May in Melbourne and hear from business leaders who have been recognised for developing successful Indigenous employment strategies. Learn how to increase Aboriginal participation and employment in your workplace.

Read more: Invite to attend the Northern Indigenous Employment luncheon on 30 May 2013
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Harmony Day 2013

Harmony Day is an annual initiative by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It is a day of cultural respect, widely celebrated across schools, childcare centres, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies.

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Social Inclusion Week 2012

Social Inclusion Week, 24 November to 2 December 2012, is an annual initiative, conceptualised by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, that encourages communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and the disadvantaged. The theme for Social Inclusion Week 2012 is: Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate! Since 2001, WISE Employment has invested time and funds into projects to support the most disadvantaged in our community including people with disability, mental illness, youth, ex-offenders, refugees and Indigenous communities. Another project is the operation of four socially-inclusive social enterprises, employing close to 200 people.

Read more: Social Inclusion Week 2012
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A WISE success: Scott’s story

7th June 2012

Scott’s journey to self-sufficiency is an inspiring one. Showing a commitment to achieving his goals and overcoming numerous barriers to employment, he is a WISE Employment success story.

Scott is a 39 year old with an intellectual disability, depression and anxiety which can limit the type of work he can perform. In previous jobs Scott had experienced difficulties dealing with others in the workplace and unfortunately his last job ended due to anger management issues and other frustrations. When he first registered with WISE Employment he was understandably anxious about working.

To help Scott successfully return to paid employment, Scott and his Case Manager Lyn worked together to identify the duties and tasks that interested him, put him in touch with a local Men’s Shed and referred him to services to help improve his relationships with co-workers and better manage his independent living. Together they also worked on increasing his stamina, improving his health and safety awareness and regaining his confidence and work readiness skills.

With the support of WISE, Scott worked very hard to set goals, improve his interpersonal skills and focus on his job search. When he was ready, WISE promoted Scott to a local employer who was impressed with his work ethic, previous experience and willingness to learn new tasks. WISE worked with Scott and his new employer to modify the duties to ensure Scott could meet his employer’s expectations. Together they worked on strategies such as time management and task allocation to help with Scott’s ongoing development in the position.

WISE regularly visits Scott at his workplace to provide support and ensure the longevity of the position.