GSP support local community members with illness, injury or disability into sustainable employment. This is achieved through our Disability Employment Services and GSP Workforce, but is mostly achieved by working in partnership with our local employers and local community groups.
We work with the local community; employers; chamber of commerce; industry and government to identify opportunities and has dedicated staff that sources these opportunities and promotes the services offered. We also ensure that quality job placements are sought through inter-agency meetings; attendance at CCI meetings and through ensuring that regular and consistent marketing occurs. GSP has over 800 employers on its database.
GSP's Head Office is based in Albany in the town centre, 200 metres to Centrelink and close to other service providers and is wheelchair accessible.
We also have Employment Coordinator’s residing in Denmark, Mt. Barker, Katanning and Bunbury to assist with servicing participants at a moment’s notice.
GSP has regular outreach at the following locations and surrounding areas:
- Bunbury on Victoria Street
- Denmark, Chamber of Commerce
- Mt. Barker, at the Community Resource Centre
- Katanning, at the Community Resource Centre
As well as promoting the agency’s services via membership or attendance of relevant local groups and agencies, including PAGES meeting, ACEWA (Association for Competitive Employment Western Australia), NDS (National Disability Services), DEA (Disability Employment Australia), Great Southern Employment Development Committee Inc.(Jobs for Keeps – Local Indigenous Strategies - Disability Reference Group Meeting), South Regional Tafe (Learning for the Future and Community Garden), Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and Disability Service Commission (Stronger Families).
We offer outreach services to participants across over 12,972km.
GSP maintains a high public profile through award submission applications (i.e. Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards, Prime Minister's Awards).
GSP advertises in local telephone directories, cinema, television, radio, newspapers, in theme lift-outs and in sponsorships including South Regional Tafe, Education Department and High Schools.
Twenty Years: Twenty Stories - Celebrating 20 years of the Disability Discrimination Act
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, launched the Melbourne event of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories film project.
The event featured the stories of twenty inspiring Australians on film, illustrating the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on Australian society and encouraging greater participation in disability issues.
For more information and to view a sneak peek video of the project visit the website