Finding supportive employers who create employment opportunities for people with disability is one of the core missions of EPIC Assist (EPIC). Traineeships and work experience are important pathways on the journey to paid employment. When EPIC approached Greg Harding at Craignish Country Club … Read more about Country Club just the tee for Tyler & Jack
Like many Year 12 students Josh spent 2020 thinking about what his future would look like and what career path he would take. This led to Josh registering with EPIC Assist (EPIC) Cairns in June 2020. After discussing Josh’s interests, skills and goals his Employment Consultant, Narelle, suggested … Read more about Dusting off history is serving Josh well
Nothing is more important to Peter Skuthorpe than community. The Community Justice Group Coordinator for Kahwun-Wooga Aboriginal Corporation in Maryborough explains: “Community to me means family, family means love, and love is the healer of all.” Kahwun-Wooga is an Aboriginal and Torres-Strait … Read more about EPIC and Kahwun-Wooga create employment opportunities for Maryborough community
What is the future of disability employment? If the last 30 years are any indication, it will be remarkably different from what it is today. In 1990 – when Bob Hawke was prime minister, and Hey Hey It’s Saturday was still on the air – disability and mental health were largely misunderstood, … Read more about What do the next 30 years look like?
Disability does not define where a person can work. People with disability can be amazing doctors, paramedics, chefs, lawyers, tradespeople, artists, writers, sportspeople, and teachers. The biggest barrier people with disability face is the way our society disables them. For the 1 in 5 … Read more about International Day of People with Disability: people with disability can work anywhere
Alex’s smile and positive aura made him the perfect face to represent EPIC Assist (EPIC) in a new marketing campaign. His journey has shown how a strong work ethic and supportive workplace leads to meaningful, long-lasting employment. Alex came to EPIC over 4 years ago and landed his first role … Read more about Caboolture participant Alex becomes a face of EPIC!
After being unemployed for almost a year and a half Laurence has found the perfect role working for Rockpool Residential Aged Care in Morayfield. Laurence has been working as a personal carer for the residents for five months now and could not be happier. “I love helping the residents with … Read more about Very caring and naturally kind: Laurence is the perfect candidate for the aged care sector
In recognition of Mental Health Month, EPIC has released a mental health blog series highlighting the stories of members in our EPIC community who have a lived experience of mental illness. By reading these different stories about various mental health journeys we hope to demonstrate that mental … Read more about Mental health blog series: Darian