Information for Employers

Lodge a Vacancy

If you wish to lodge a vacancy with Great Southern Personnel it is as simple as picking up the phone and talking to one of our Employment Coordinators. Alternatively, email admin@gsp.org.au, leave your details and one of our helpful staff will contact you.

Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS)

The Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) aims to encourage employers to provide employment under open employment conditions to eligible workers with a disability. The workers must be registered with a Disability Employment Network like GSP. It is an incentive to employers to help them with the initial employment costs of engaging a person with a disability. The wage subsidy is up to $1,650 (including GST) over 13 weeks of suitable employment with a minimum of 8hrs a week..

Supported Wage Scheme (SWS)

The Supported Wage System (SWS)  was introduced to improve employment opportunities for people with a disability by providing an industrial system that enables the legal payment of a productivity based, or pro-rata wage. The Australian Government contracts a panel of independent supported wage assessors to conduct productivity assessment for employers who wish to employ people with a disability under the SWS provisions. There is no cost to employers for the assessment. A productivity wage may be appropriate when a worker is capable of performing the job to the appropriate quality, but doesn't have the speed the employer requires.

Restart - help to employ mature workers

Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Payments are made by employment services providers to businesses over six months. Employers can negotiate how often they receive the payments. Employers may also be able to receive a kickstart payment of up to 40 per cent of the total amount after four weeks of the job starting.

PaTH Internship

if you are looking for staff, you can work with us and one of our young job seekers to design an internship placement of between four and 12 weeks at no cost to you. We will support you and the intern through the duration of the internship. The internship is an opportunity to see how a young person fits into your team and if they are suitable for employment with your business. You should be confident that if the intern is the right fit, you have a reasonable prospect of being able to give them a job. Instead of receiving a wage from employers, the Government will provide interns with an additional $200 a fortnight on top of their income support payment. Employers will receive a payment of $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. All interns are insured for the length of their internship. The internship needs to be structured and supervised. Your participants must be aged 17-24 and have received employment services for six months or more.

Job in Jeopardy Assistance

Jobs in Jeopardy Assistance is a free service which helps employees at risk of losing their job as a result of illness, injury or disability and who may not be eligible for WorkCover or sickness benefits entitlements.

The program aims to help employees and employers work through problems and find mutually beneficial solutions in order to keep employees in their current roles.

Workplace Modifications Scheme (WMS)

The Workplace Modification Scheme (WMS) pays for the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special or adaptive equipment for eligible employees with a disability. The Scheme can also pay for necessary training in the use of the modification or equipment.

On-the-Job Training

If you employ one of GSP's Job Seekers, their Employment Coordinator (EC) will attend the work-site with the new employee and assist in training them for the role. EC's will provide intensive training and ongoing one-on-one support for as long as necessary. They will assist and support the workers whenever new duties need to be learned.

Off-the-Job Training

GSP’s Employment Coordinators provide pre-employment training such as Occupational Health and Safety; Food Handling and employer expectations. The Employment Coordinator, in conjunction with the Job Seeker, will identify any accredited training that will assist the Job Seeker becoming proficient in the job. If a suitable vacancy is not available, the Employment Coordinator may assist the Job Seeker to access suitable training for a pre-identified vocational outcome.

Coordinating Apprentices

If you place one of GSP’s Job Seekers as an apprentice, their Employment Coordinator will liaise with the worker, TAFE and you, to ensure that all obligations of the apprenticeship are met.