Employment Services

SA Group Enterprises provides employment through two main strategies supported and open employment.

Support Employment
The aim of Supported Employment is to offer people with disability tailored on-the-job support and training specifically for individuals where open employment may not currently be the best option.

Supported Employment is offered within one of our social enterprises which are operated and marketed as businesses in their own right.  A Social Enterprise is no different to any other business and must generate profit through trading. They only differ in that they are established to provide employment and that profits are retained to further develop the business and sustain employment.

Supported Employment services is offered within one of our social enterprises are categorised by the Department of Social Services (DSS) who provide some funding as a Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE).

Open Employment
The aim of SA Group Enterprises open employment service is to provide specialist employment services for the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing impaired.

Our open employment program targets employment opportunities that best match an individual’s career aspirations in order to find employment. The service supports an individual through the processes of preparing, finding and securing employment, once in employment supporting for both the employee and employer with the goal of successful long-term employment.

Supported Employment

The aim of Supported Employment is to offer people with disability tailored on-the-job support and training specifically for individuals where open employment may not currently be the best option.  Employment is provided within one of our social enterprise business units.

Dot pointElectronic Recycling Australia - Environmental E-cycling, Refurbished IT and computer sales. Formally known as Aspitech
Dot pointInprint Design - Graphic design, promotion, print and website design.
Dot pointLink Disability Magazine - Australia's only national disability issues magazine - now free on-line
Dot pointWire Ware - Manufacturers and designers of Point of Sale Display Stands.
Dot pointWorklink Enclave - Achieving valued supported employment within the community.

These units are run as commercial enterprises within valued industries industry such as Graphic Design, Manufacturing, Scientific, Environmental and Information technologies and offer an integrated work environment where people with disability can work with and alongside other employees from the broader community.

Please contact please contact: Tina Wyant email: Tina.Wyant@minda.asn.au  or call (08) 84226248 for more information.

South Australia's largest provider of career choice for people with disability.

With a new alliance with Minda's commercial enterprises we not only have many new job vacancies, but have also become South Australia's largest provider of career choice for people with disability.

Employment opportunities exist in such areas as: Graphic Design, Timber Manufacture, Hospitality, Catering, Cleaning, Packaging Solutions, Electronics Recycling, Commercial Laundry, Steel Manufacturing, Grounds Maintenance, Plant Nursery, Computer Refurbishing and IT Sales.

 If you have a disability or know someone with a disability please register your interest on Minda's commercial enterprises employment page or call us directly on 08 84226200 for more information.

Worklink Enclave

Worklink Enclave is a variation on our supported employment model where a small group of people are employed by SA Group Enterprise to work on-site within another business or organisation as a contracted workforce unit. Personnel employed are supported by trained staff on-the-job and receive the same employment and support programs as they would working within one of SA Group Enterprises Businesses including wages and conditions, the only difference is that people are working within an external enterprise out in the community.

Enclave team members

SA Group Enterprise has been successfully operating this unit within the SA Pathology Lab at in Adelaide CBD.

This highly successful and exciting project operated by our Human Services Department and currently employs six people in a unique workplace environment.

Applying for employment

SA Pathology

IMVS Enclave

Applying for employment

To apply for a position in one of our supported employment services you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Have a disability
  • Be motivated to work
  • Eligible for a  Department of Social Services (DSS) funded Service.
  • Able to work more than eight hours per week regularly
  • Meet the specific selection criteria for one of our business operations

If you meet all the selection criteria and are interested in applying for a position, please contact please contact:  Tina Wyant email: Tina.Wyant@minda.asn.au or call (08) 84226248 for more information. who will organise to meet with you and show you around your workplace of choice.

Note: The aim of Supported Employment is to offer people with disability tailored on-the-job support and training specifically for individuals where open employment may not currently be the best option.

Vacancies fill quickly please ensure you are on our waiting list, for when new vacancies become available.

Open Employment Specialist

The aim of SA Group Enterprises open employment service is to provide specialist employment services for the Deaf and hearing impaired.

Your Employment SuccessThe program targets employment opportunities that best match an individual’s career aspirations in order to find employment. The service supports an individual through the processes of preparing, finding and securing employment, once in employment supporting for both the employee and employer with the goal of successful long-term employment in the community.   To find out more please visit our website for Your Employment Success.

Dignity of risk

Working with dignity

As an organisation that supports people with disability in employment we often have the best of intentions, trying to eliminate all risks in the workplace. However allowing individuals to take risks and step into the unknown is part and parcel of treating people with disability as dignified adults. This is not equivalent to encouraging recklessness; allowing risk does not mean being unsafe or setting people up to fail. Nor is it exclusively about manual handling or factory work we maybe excluding people based on operational risks in administrative, supervisor or creative job roles. Dignity of risk is more about avoiding stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes that can make this even more difficult for a person with disability to be seen as a person.

Rather, we should be striving to support individuals into prudent risk-taking, by utilising every training opportunity, before automatically excluding someone from a job task, overly simplifying or insisting on superfluous procedure, PPEs and guarding. Through prudent training and supervision we can assess risk on a case by case basis where dignity, training and trust are first choices before imposing other limitations, barriers or costs.

With this we can bring meaning into peoples' lives by providing people with disability every practical opportunity to try new things, test their limits, and discover capabilities they never knew they had. We will help to achieve goals that enrich lives.

Anyone who leads a life of dignity and meaning takes risks. Each of us, in the pursuit of jobs, our personal and romantic relationships, our leisure activities, and our adventure, has stepped into the unknown and risked failure, rejection, and even our physical well-being. Anything any of us have ever accomplished has come from some level of risk-taking. The benefits of succeeding in these situations, or from learning from our mistakes are a crucial element in our development as independent people.

Inprint Design