HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
Barkuma isn’t just for people with disabilities. As well as supporting our people to live their all, we’re also leading change towards more collaborative, connected and inclusive communities for all South Australians, and we believe every person can contribute toward that vision. We support employers and business hiring people with disability. We foster long-term relationships, working with both employers and employees to solve unique business challenges.
BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
Employing people with disability makes good business sense. Discover an untapped workforce who rate highly on reliability factors that benefit your business, including:
- Higher staff retention rates
- Increased customer loyalty
- Lower absenteeism
- Low incidence of workplace injury
- Promote staff morale
Barkuma Employment is funded by the Federal Government, so there is no out of pocket expense for your business to utilise our service.
THE BARKUMA DIFFERENCE
We currently support almost 400 people in employment within South Australia, working in both the private and public sectors.
We support organisations with every step of their new employees journey.
Our free support model includes:
- Identifying business solutions
- Finding the right person for your organisation
- Assistance with job design, job set-up, induction and orientation
- Dedicated contacts and support staff for your organisation
- Onsite support and training – to ensure your employee is performing their job well
- Regular communication and information sharing
- Understanding of your organisation and business needs
WAGES AND SUBSIDIES
Wages for staff are based on the relevant Federal Award. There is a wage subsidy available and attractive incentives for Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Some people are eligible for the Supported Wage System (SWS) which is a productivity-based wage system.
We provide tailored assistance to businesses who are looking to hire a person with disability. The most common process we follow includes:
Barkuma Commercial Services is a Quality Endorsed and HACCP Certified company with more than 50 years’ experience. We work with business to deliver high quality, cost effective and innovative solutions. Our dedicated teams can customise our services to meet your individual business and product needs.
Our new state of the art facility allows us to meet the changing needs of the food industry including filling, weighing, sorting, packaging and labelling. We also offer general business solutions such as assembly, confidential document destruction, cosmetic and general packaging, mail outs and promotion, sorting, industrial rags and quality rework. By working with Barkuma, you are supporting employment opportunities for over 150 people with disability. Using both automated and manual processes, no job is too big or too small for our teams.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Barkuma Commercial Services is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE), a not-for-profit organisation which provides meaningful employment for people with disability. Barkuma Commercial Services provides employment through assembly, packaging, labelling, shredding and document destruction as well as other enterprises such as gardening and cleaning services.
CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION
Destroying documents is an important safeguard for your business. Our secure and convenient document destruction service can be trusted.
Whatever the size of your project, our full assembly service can pick, assemble, sort and label your products ready for sale.
Whatever the size of your commercial packaging requirement we can provide a solution tailored to you.
FOOD PACKAGING AND COSMETICS
Our HACCP Certified team have the right equipment and experience to suit your food and cosmetic packaging needs.
Our recycled, economic and quality product is perfect for your cleaning needs.
We are trained and have the equipment to deliver high quality labelling solutions for whatever your business requires.
If the products you’ve received from another supplier don’t meet your standards, we provide an efficient and flexible product rework service.
MAIL OUTS AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
Whether you have an expo or want to send advertising, we can help you. We deliver timely results with a team that takes great pride in their work.
Do you need your products sorted into packs ready for sale? Our team is well equipped to sort products big and small to suit your requirements.
Home or office, 5 days a week. Mowing, weeding, raking, sweeping, pruning, spraying, waste removal and scheduled maintenance.