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Castle is YOUR local employment service

Castle is the largest not for profit Disability Employment Service (DES) provider operating across the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast Regions. Castle is a well-established local organisation, offering a professional service to businesses of all sizes. We offer ongoing support and advice to your business when you are ready to employ, including realising the benefits of hiring a person with an injury, health condition or disability. 

For almost 30 years, Castle has helped more businesses hire people with disabilities than any other organisation in this area and we are committed to continuing our successful work in the community.​

 

Our personalised service delivery model ensures more people are employed for longer.

 

 

Choose Inclusion... Choose Castle.

What happens when you recruit with Castle?

1. Understanding your business

We provide you with great candidates who are suited to your needs by taking the time to understand your business and the specific requirements of the role. 

2. Ready

to Start

Once you have chosen the right person for your business we ensure they are ready to start work. Support may include essential licences or certifications, uniforms, PPE and tools of the trade at no cost to you.

3. Ongoing Support

We are here to support you and your new employee every step of the way, for as long as you need, to ensure success.

 

Benefits of hiring people with disability

Employing someone with disability could be your best business decision this year

 

Hiring a person with disability is not an act of charity. You will gain a loyal member for your team. The benefits for businesses who employ a person with disability are wide-ranging and hugely impactful, including;

  • You get a talented, loyal and committed member of staff.

  • Employing someone with disability is the right thing to do and creates a very positive message for your business, your staff and your customers.

  • Your customers will love it. You no doubt have customers with disabilities, who are three times as likely to avoid an organisation and twice as likely to dissuade others, because of an organisation's negative diversity reputation.

  • You actively demonstrate to customers and potential staff you are an inclusive, progressive employer of choice.

  • Knowing you have positively changed someone life and are helping build a more inclusive community

 

 

Reduce your hiring costs

 

Castle can help you build the right team for your business at no cost!

Employers may be eligible to access government incentives and wage subsidies up to $10,000 for any eligible Castle job seeker they hire.

 

Support and keep your current staff who are affected by illness, injury or disability

 

If one of your existing staff has an injury, illness or disability which is impacting their ability to do their job, we can assess their eligibility to support them at work, or help them return to work. Our free service, Work Assist will help you keep your best employees.

 

Business Case for Hiring People with Dis

Resources for Businesses

Additional services and support Castle can facilitate to keep your best staff, and help them achieve their full potential

With 1 in 5 Australians having a disability, our report shows why employing someone with a disability could be your best business decision this year

Employers guide to DES

Disability Employment Australia's guide to partnering with Disability Employment Services offers great information on how to diversify your workforce. 

Managers guide to incusion

This guide from the AND helps managers and supervisors effectively support employees with disability throughout the entire employment cycle; from initial recruitment to leaving employment.

Castle Work Assist flyer

Work Assist is a FREE SERVICE available to any businesses with staff at risk of losing their job due to the impact of an injury, disability or health condition.

Workplace Modifications

Castle can facilitate a FREE workplace assessment to make your business more accessible. The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) provides funding to purchase equipment, modifications or to improve accessibility for people with disability.

Employer Toolkit

The Employer Toolkit is an online resource to guide businesses through the entire process of employing people with disability, using simple, straightforward videos, downloadable resources and highlighting real-life case studies.

Supported Wage System

The SWS is set up for employees with disability who are not able to perform jobs at the same capacity as other employees. Under SWS, arrangements are created so businesses can pay wages to a person with a disability based on their productivity.

Safe Work Australia is the national hub for workplace health and safety legislation and support. You can explore WHS by industry, topic and get information on worker's compensation.

The Disability Awareness eLearning is a FREE training resource that seeks to challenge the cultural and attitudinal barriers that allow discrimination. The course provides a general overview of the legislative framework which supports the inclusion of people with disability in Australia.

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Employer's Guide to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

This is a free resource for employers, leaders and managers for creating a mentally healthy workplaces. HeadsUp provide information on your legal requirements as an employer and resources to support those with mental health illness.

Access and Inclusion Self-Assessment

This resource is available to all organisations at no cost. Simply answer 10 questions to get a snapshot of your current performance against key access and inclusion criteria. It also provides valuable information on how to progress towards a more inclusive workplace.

As part of Youth Jobs PaTH your business can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship to see if they are the right fit. You will receive $1,000 to help with the costs of the trial and if you decide to hire them, you may be eligible to receive a financial incentive of up to $10,000

The Disability Awareness eLearning is a FREE training resource that seeks to challenge the cultural and attitudinal barriers that allow discrimination. The course provides a general overview of the legislative framework which supports the inclusion of people with disability in Australia.

heads up logo.png

Employer's Guide to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

This is a free resource for employers, leaders and managers for creating a mentally healthy workplaces. HeadsUp provide information on your legal requirements as an employer and resources to support those with mental health illness.

Access and Inclusion Self-Assessment

This resource is available to all organisations at no cost. Simply answer 10 questions to get a snapshot of your current performance against key access and inclusion criteria. It also provides valuable information on how to progress towards a more inclusive workplace.

As part of Youth Jobs PaTH your business can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship to see if they are the right fit. You will receive $1,000 to help with the costs of the trial and if you decide to hire them, you may be eligible to receive a financial incentive of up to $10,000

This Disability Awareness eLearning is a FREE training resource for businesses that challenges cultural and attitudinal barriers which cause discrimination. The course provides a general overview of the legislative framework which supports the inclusion of people with disability in Australia.

Heads up logo

Employer's Guide to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

This is a free resource for business leaders and managers for creating a mentally healthy workplaces. HeadsUp provide information on your legal requirements as an employer and resources to support those with mental health illness.

Access and Inclusion Self-Assessment

This free resource is available to all organisations. Simply answer 10 questions to get a snapshot of your current performance against key access and inclusion criteria. It also provides valuable information on how to progress towards a more inclusive workplace.

As part of  Youth Jobs PaTH, your business can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship to see if they are the right fit. 

Given the high levels of skills shortages, this is a way for your business to invest in building the skills you need for the future, at no cost to you.