Employment support for employers

If you’re an employer and need to find the right staff, including someone who has a mental illness, register a job vacancy online or call WISE Employment on 1800 685 105. Our services are cost-free to eligible employers.

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To ensure a smooth transition for you and your worker we can provide onsite support and training in the first few weeks. If needed, that support can be ongoing. We are always there to help.

We help you find the right staff by:

  • identifying the right person for your job vacancy from a pool of diverse talent including people who may have a mental illness
  • finding staff for hard-to-fill vacancies
  • helping find ways to stabilise high turnover jobs
  • interviewing and short-listing candidates
  • scoping roles and writing job descriptions
  • helping re-design jobs for existing staff who have a mental illness
  • facilitating one or two-week work trials to assess a person’s suitability for your workplace
  • providing job creation and job design services to help employers think creatively about the ways in which jobs can be structured and performed by a person who has a mental illness
  • advising on and providing access to workplace modifications in the event they are required
  • liaising with you and your worker’s support network including their GP, mental health services and/or family
  • providing information specific to workplace relations and other human resource management issues.

Employer incentives for employing staff who have a mental illness
We can help employers to access government-funded financial support, such as wages subsidies, for employing someone who has a mental illness for up to six months. We can also provide your new workers with training specific to their jobs through government-funded initiatives.

Mental illness awareness training
We can arrange mental illness awareness training for employers and co-workers. We can also provide information to employers about what to expect from a new worker who may have a mental illness.

Download the mental illness employer FAQs

Download the Empowermental employer brochure, with more information on how we can help you find and keep the right staff.


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