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Job Seekers

Eligibility

To access EDGE, you need to:

  • Have a diagnosed disability or medical condition
  • Be aged between 14 -65 years old
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • If you already employed, be working less than the benchmark hours established through the Centrelink assessment
  • Live in our contracted Employment Service Area, which includes North, South and Central metropolitan areas
  • Be deemed eligible to receive our support via a Centrelink assessment

For more information, please see the Department of Human Services

 

YOUR RIGHTS

  • You have a right to be treated with respect and dignity
  • You have a right to be protected from abuse, be it physical, sexual, emotional or verbal
  • You have a right to privacy and confidentiality
  • You have the right to a fair and legal wage for your work
  • You have a right to appropriate on-the-job training and support
  • You have a right to be involved in all your career and employment decisions, including pursuing the job you want
  • You have a right to provide feedback about EDGE’s service and have this feedback reviewed
  • You have a right to have this feedback addressed in a timely and satisfactory manner. Any feedback or complaints will not affect your right to receive our service

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You have a responsibility for the decisions you make with EDGE about your career
  • You have a responsibility to provide any information that may assist EDGE to find you a suitable job
  • You have a responsibility to inform EDGE as soon as possible if you are not available for employment or job search activities
  • You have a responsibility to respect the rights and needs of other EDGE registrants
  • You have a responsibility to respect the rights and needs of EDGE staff

 

EDGE’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide you with information on your rights and responsibilities as a consumer/worker
  • Asking you for permission before providing your information to other people
  • Ensuring EDGE staff are properly trained to assist and support you
  • Providing you support to find and keep a job
  • Supporting you and advocating for you and linking you with services that can help
  • Sharing information kept on file about you upon request
  • Acting on and maintaining a record of any feedback and complaints
  • Reviewing complaints and reporting these to the EDGE’s Board of Directors periodically