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Olympus Solutions delivers collaborative and innovative employment services on behalf of Ability Options including Work Assist.

This program provides help to both employees and employers. We support employees experiencing challenges to maintain their employment and ensure that employers keep their experienced and qualified employees.  

I’m an employee, how can Work Assist help me? 

Our Work Assist program helps people with life challenges, injury, disability, or a health condition to continue working in their job. We work alongside and support you to maintain your employment even through challenging times. 

Work Assist can help you by: 

  • Providing access to Ability Options therapy services, such as counselling, to help manage life and work stress. If we don’t have the right support service, we will direct you to one of our trusted partners 
  • Redesigning your job so you can keep working 
  • Helping to adjust your workplace, including workplace assessments, workplace modifications or reasonable adjustments  
  • Giving you dedicated equipment to help you to keep working 

 

To be eligible, you need to:  

  • Have worked at least eight hours per week for 13 consecutive weeks  
  • Be currently employed and working at least eight hours a week 
  • Not studying full-time 
  • Be an Australian resident or a Temporary Protection Visa (TBV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holder  
  • Aged between 14 – 65 years old 

 

Why choose us? 

We’ll keep working until we reach an outcome that meets the needs of everyone involved. As an employee, we provide you with personalised support to help you maintain your job. We also stay in touch, offering support to make sure everything is running smoothly.  

I’m an employer, how can Work Assist help me? 

Employees are the most valuable asset in any business. Our Work Assist program can help you to support your employees that may be finding it difficult to meet the needs of their job. With the right support, your employees can continue to be valuable members of your team and contribute to the success of your business. 

The program is aimed at employees experiencing challenging circumstance like injury, disability or a health condition. We work alongside you to retrain, adjust, support and retain your valuable employees.  

 

Why do I need to retain employees? 

There are many benefits to holding on to skilled employees. Replacing your employees creates more work, is time consuming and can put a strain on your resources. Plus, replacing an employee can cost almost as much as their annual wage!  

Building positive relationships with your employees and maintaining their talent through Work Assist is one way to help you succeed as an employer.  

 

How does the program work?  

  1. First, our experienced job support consultants meet with you to identify the barriers preventing your staff from performing their duties and maintaining their employment. 
  2. Next, we work with both you and your staff member, or just the staff member directly. Where appropriate, we include team mates and management in the process, to help build an encouraging work environment. This way, the employee’s team members can learn, understand and support each other’s needs. 
  3. We then provide advice and assistance to both you and your employee, including strategies to overcome existing barriers. Additional support can then be provided for a minimum of six months. 

 

Supports we can provide include: 

  • Physiotherapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Pain management 
  • Counselling sessions 
  • Setting up workplace assessments 
  • Arranging modifications to the employee’s workspace 
  • Suggesting ways to redesign certain aspects of the job 
  • Learning sessions for the broader team 

Why choose us? 

Ability Options is a large employment service provider in NSW with an extensive network of industry contacts and community partners, to help employers build and maintain successful teams.  

Our team is driven by our mission to support people in the community who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion in the community. This means we are focused on helping people, like your employees who need extra support, have every opportunity to be their best self at work.  

We live by our values – Trust, Inclusion, Courage, Respect and Leadership – providing our employer partners the confidence in our approach and commitment.