Disability
Employment Services

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About Network Personnel

If you have a long term health condition or disability, we are able to help you plan your career and find sustainable, meaningful employment. We work with you and employers to find jobs that fit, and support both the employee and employer to enjoy the working relationship.

Network Personnel is an employment service funded by MSD (Employment Service) and ACC (Living my Life Services). Learn more about ACC Living My Life Services.

Network Personnel is free for both clients, and businesses listing vacancies. To learn more, call 06 873 8210 or contact below.

Success Stories

At Network Personnel, the employment consultants often have great success marketing to locally owned and operated businesses. Frequently we find the owners and managers are embracing of our diverse community and keen to provide opportunities to those with disabilities.

Amanda

Amanda Jane Fuller, also known as AJ, has been with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) since 2016.
Read her story here

Robert

Robert

Robert, who had worked at Flaxmere New World for 13 years, started volunteering at the Knowledge Bank 3 mornings a week.
Read his story here

John

John

Interview conducted by Mark Palmer, Employment Consultant, Network Personnel, with John, who is celebrating his first 12 months continuous work in his job.
Read his story here

Alisa’s story

Alisa has been working with both Network Personnel and Turning Point services and has changed her life around. 

See her story on this link

Testimonials

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“Network Personnel is a very easy company to work with – very approachable. They are compassionate about their client’s which is shown by how frequently they follow-up with their workplace employers. Always on hand and willing to discuss any problems with their clients, and work with the employer to find adequate solutions”.
Heaven’s Bakery Ltd

Tractors in a row outside Norwood Farm Machinery

“Norwood Farm Machinery have worked with Network Personnel for several years now, and have found the staff employed through them to be totally obliging, conscientious in their duties, and of a positive attitude. Network Personnel are very professional and supportive of these employees, are great to work with, and I certainly have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
Garry Watt, Branch Manager, Norwood Farm Machinery

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“Network Personnel always promote the support for employees and the employer with all placements”
Lindisfarne College

Frequently Asked Questions

Nothing! Though your approach may need fine tuning. Through our processes we can assist you find employment. Most businesses are small businesses, and their operators have put their heart and soul into their sustainability. It’s going to take patience and education to help many to realise that hiring disabled people isn’t the risk they think it is, in fact there may be advantages.

We are a specialised support agency who can work with you and the employer to gain appropriate work with appropriate supports in place to help you to remain in work for a sustainable outcome.

For one year we provide;

  • Initial planning and goal setting
  • Initial Job seeker profile and career plan 
  • CV preparation
  • Job search and interview support / coaching
  • comprehensive job discovery process
  • Employer research including job carving analysis
  • Job development proposal (customised employment opportunity)
  • Initial work support plan
  • Coaching and mentoring support; pastoral support
  • Self-employment /micro enterprise proposal and plan.

If you have a disability or health condition that is likely to impact your ability to work for six months or more and require support to obtain employment in addition to that provided by Work and Income service delivery then we can assist you.

Getting Involved

You can make a difference in someone’s life by getting involved with the Disability Resource Centre. You can do this with a donation or by simply volunteering your time.