Employers & Businesses
Hiring people with disability
Open your business to a new talent pool
Barkuma Employment is a Disability Employment Service (DES) provider. We specialise in placing people who have a developmental or intellectual disability in mainstream employment. Whether you have a vacancy, can offer work experience or want to learn more we want to hear from you.
Why do it?
Employing our people makes good business sense. Overall, employees with disability rate highly on reliability factors, including:
- Higher staff retention rates
- Increased customer loyalty
- Lower absenteeism
- Low incidence of workplace injury
- Promote staff morale
Barkuma Employment is funded by the Federal Government, so there is no out of pocket expense for your business to utilise our service.
The Barkuma Difference
We currently support over 300 people in employment in South Australia working in both the private and public sectors. We support organisations with every step of their new employees' journey. Our free on-site support model includes:
- Finding the right person for your organisation
- Assistance with induction and orientation
- Dedicated Key Worker
- On-site Support
- Understanding your organisation
Wages and subsidies
Wages for staff are based on the relevant Federal Award. There is a wage subsidy available and attractive incentives for Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Some people are eligible for the Supported Wage System (SWS) which is a productivity-based wage system.
We provide tailored assistance to businesses who are looking to employ a person with disability. The most common process we follow includes:
Our track record speaks for itself and shows our employment solutions work. So we invite you to give us the opportunity to deliver the great service we are known for.
Click here to download our brochure (PDF, 353kb)
For more information about employing a person with disability you can contact us by calling 8414 7100 or fill out the form below: