Kim a MatchWorks client has found a satisfying role with Barwon Health.

Kim finds her ‘happy place’ working with Barwon Health

Posted February 28, 2023

Only a few years ago, finding suitable and stable work seemed beyond reach for Kim. Fast forward to today and you might see Kim zipping happily through the streets of Norlane on her electric bike, on her way to work at Barwon Health North and looking forward to seeing her teammates.   After a long period…

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Madison finds job success with strong support system

Posted February 6, 2023

Madison Cooper has overcome several hurdles in her lifetime. The 31-year-old lives with an intellectual disability and found it difficult to find an employer who would hire her. But with a tenacious mindset and a strong support system in place, she is now working and ready to take more positive steps towards achieving her career…

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“I have found purpose in my life.” Cheryl’s story

Posted December 19, 2022

Cheryl has found a life-changing job after almost two decades of looking for paid work. The Norwood job seeker had been unemployed for eighteen years when she first came to MatchWorks in 2021. Depression, anxiety, diabetes and lower limb deficiencies were all barriers to work for the single mother of one. Cheryl’s confidence had hit…

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Briar’s talent and potential recognised at inclusive Sydney law firm

Posted November 14, 2022

Working for an inclusive employer has been life-changing for Briar Thompson.  The 36 year old who lives with Cerebral Palsy had been looking for an accommodating workplace for three years before MatchWorks connected her to PW Lawyers. Recognising Briar’s talents and abilities, co-owner Anthony Fillbrook created a two day a week policy writing job where…

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National award win for Dane, who is profoundly deaf

Posted October 6, 2022

Australian-born Dane Eralp always dreamed of a big life. Born profoundly deaf, the former job seeker finds communication especially challenging, and English is her second language. Determined to show what a person with disability and limited English skills could achieve, Dane dug deep to overcome her barriers to employment. She persevered through years of set-backs…

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Grant on the job for the skip bin hire company.

“It’s good to be working; it’s good for the soul” – Grant’s story.

Posted August 16, 2022

After surviving a life-threatening heart issue in 2020, Grant was forced to stop work. Eighteen months later, the experienced driver re-joined the workforce to be part of Brisbane’s biggest flood clean up ever. In 2020, Grant was rushed to hospital for open-heart surgery. “They sent my family in to say their goodbyes,” Grant said. “Only…

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A helping hand for the homeless

Posted August 4, 2022

Many job seekers are part of the 8200* Australians sleeping rough every night. That’s why we’re supporting key organisations that deliver much needed respite to homeless people through our MatchWorks in the Community grant program.   Homeless people face numerous challenges when it comes to finding and keeping a job. The stigma associated with being homeless…

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“It’s the ability to adapt that makes you survive.”

Posted August 1, 2022

A life-changing accident hasn’t stopped Forrest’s career. In 2015, Forrest had a skiing accident that left him a quadriplegic. The accident permanently changed Forrest’s life, yet the Canadian-born electrician was determined to return to the work he loved. With a passion for renewable energies, Forrest pivoted his career by qualifying as a Solar Designer and…

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A smiling Dane with Endless Hair Salon Director, Eddie who is also smiling.

Dane’s dream job brings happiness

Posted June 14, 2022

A rewarding job in hairdressing has been life-changing for Dane, who is profoundly deaf. After arriving in Australia from Turkey in 2010, Dane dreamed of working in hairdressing. She had the right qualifications from her home-country and Australia. Yet, her English was limited and no one would hire her. “When I first met Dane in…

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No changes to Disability Employment Service delivery across Australia

Posted April 8, 2022

To our valued participants and employer partners, We would like to acknowledge the recent media attention surrounding MatchWorks and our Employment Services in some regions across Australia. Please be assured, there are no changes to MatchWorks’ Disability Employment Services (DES) nationally. DES participants including people living with disability, injury and/or a health condition(s), and related…

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