Who Do we Help?

Job Seekers with a Disability

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Who We Are

NOVA Employment is a community based, non-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Government to assist people who have a disability, or permanent medical condition to find and
maintain the job that is well suited to their skills.

NOVA Employment’s staff have found jobs for thousands of job seekers in just about every type of work you can think of. The most important thing for us is to find you the job you want and to assist you to become the best you can be in that job.

We help job seekers find employment that is both sustainable and rewarding. Contact us today to see how we can help you!

How We Help You Employment

At NOVA Employment, we go above and beyond to deliver a truly comprehensive service that empowers individuals with disabilities to excel in their professional endeavors. Our commitment to practical assistance means that when you engage with our program, you’re not just receiving guidance—you’re gaining a dedicated partner in your journey towards career success.

Your journey with us begins with a personalized consultation, where a skilled consultant will collaborate with you to identify and refine your career goals. We understand that a strong foundation is essential, which is why we offer support in developing a professional CV that effectively showcases your skills and experiences. Additionally, our expert coaches will work with you to enhance your personal presentation skills and provide tailored strategies to boost your confidence for interviews.

But our support doesn’t stop there. Once you’ve secured employment, your consultant remains by your side, offering continuous on-the-job support for as long as needed. Whether it’s navigating workplace challenges, refining your skills, or pursuing advancement opportunities, our team is committed to ensuring your ongoing success and satisfaction in your chosen career path.

At NOVA Employment, we’re not just here to help you find a job—we’re dedicated to empowering you to thrive in your professional journey, every step of the way. With our comprehensive and personalized approach, you can confidently pursue your aspirations and build a rewarding career that reflects your talents and ambitions.

You've got questions - We've got answers

NO! NOVA is a free service. We are funded by the Government to assist people find employment.

Whatever work you choose. NOVA’s staff have found jobs for thousands of job seekers in just about every type of work you can think of. The most important thing for us is to find you the job you want and to assist you to become the best you can be in that job.

It depends on you! We take as long as you need. It can also depend on where you live and what you want to do and the skills you already have. On average, it takes about 6 months from the time you register with us, but the shortest time was only 2 hours. However, please remember that sometimes, no matter how hard we try and no matter how hard you try, it takes longer than either of us would wish – that’s sometimes just how things are and we can’t make employers offer you a job.

At NOVA, we make sure we get to know you. We will talk with you about your job choices, history, hobbies, interests, abilities, support needs, cultural needs or anything else you want to tell us about you.

Then we will help and discuss with you things like: creating a great resume, what to say at interviews, how to make friends on-the-job, what employer’s expect, what you can expect and lots more. After this, we will work together to get you the job you want.

NOVA staff will look for a quality employment outcome that pays award wages and gives you a valued role within your work place.

That means your job will:

  • Pay you the same money as everyone else who does the same job
  • Have the same conditions as every other worker
  • Meet health and safety standards
  • Help you feel part of the team

That depends on how much you need. If you need on-site help then the NOVA Employment Specialist that worked with you to get your job will be with you at the workplace to help you learn your job.

If you just want them to check with you regularly to see how you are going – that’s fine too. Some people may not need much support whilst others may need us to spend quite a lot of time on-site. NOVA will match support to your needs*

If you lose your job (and we hope you don’t) it might be because the job didn’t suit you. If so, we’ll try to get you another one straight away.

Sometimes, you might lose your job because the business closes, or moves, or is sold – if so, we’ll try to get you another job straight away.

You also could lose your job because working isn’t how you thought it would be – if so, we’ll talk with you about what else you might do.

*Workers with an intellectual disability will receive at least 100 hours on-site support (adjusted for part time work)

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Are you eligible?

As a Disability Employment Service and Registered NDIS Provider, we offer comprehensive assistance tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Whether you have a recognized disability, a permanent medical condition, or face significant obstacles in securing and maintaining employment, our dedicated team is here to help.

Our program is designed to provide personalized support every step of the way. From initial assessment to job placement and ongoing career development, we work closely with each participant to identify strengths, skills, and aspirations. Through customized job search strategies, vocational training, and ongoing support in the workplace, we empower individuals to achieve their professional goals and thrive in inclusive work environments.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility or would like to learn more about how NOVA Employment can assist you, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is available to discuss your specific situation and provide guidance on accessing our services. Your journey towards meaningful employment starts here, contact us today to take the first step towards a brighter future.