Supporting you every step of the way
You are at the centre of Castle’s Disability Employment program.
fOur team take the time to listen to you, understand your abilities and care about your outcomes. Our DES program is one of the largest in the Newcastle and Hunter Region with a strong presence on the Central Coast. We are different because of our commitment to the belief that sustainable employment for an individual requires individualised one-on-one support. Castle’s DES program offers participants low caseloads, low staff turnover, high support and high-outcomes for participants.
We learn about your employment goals and discuss the steps to achieve them together. You will be connected to a network of inclusive employers, in a job that is right for you. From your first day on the job, you will receive support every step of the way, for as long as you need, to ensure you fulfil your goals.
We understand the support required to transform lives and we can’t wait to work with you to see what you can achieve!
Register with us directly, or ask to be referred to us by Centrelink
Your Job Seeker Journey
You will work with our team of Case Managers to identify and address any challenges to finding and keeping a job. We will develop a clear plan on how to help you achieve your goals. We listen, so we can understand your interests, skills and experiences and source training to give you the best chance at securing the job you want!
Working with our team of Account Managers you will be introduced to a network of supportive and inclusive employers, attend interviews and secure the role that is right for you. During this time, you will see your confidence grow, learn about the hidden labour market, and develop the skills you need to be a confident job seeker.
Your support doesn’t stop when you start your job. We are with you every step of the way and that includes when you start your new role. Our Employment Support Managers work with you and your employer to make your transition into (or back into) work as smooth as possible. We can conduct workplace assessments and make sure you have the tools of the trade that you need to do your job safely and with confidence.
Links to specialist allied health and community service organisations to address non-vocational barriers.
Training and Professional Development towards your employment goals.
Work Experience, Internships and Work Placements to get your foot in the door.
Assistive Technology or Work Place Modifications to make your workstation and your role suitable for you.
Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help you progress through your career.
Support in applying for NDIS assistance if required.