Framework Group and Mingara Leisure Group have worked in partnership for many years. Mingara has achieved great outcomes in creating and sustaining a safe workplace by leveraging the strengths of Framework Group in the provision of pre employment assessments as part of our recruitment process, the conduct of risk assessments and the development of safe operating procedures across the club, as well as the ongoing delivery of employee-focused, high touch injury management and rehabilitation coordinator services. James Ellis and his team of qualified and experienced practitioners build effective working partnerships with all stakeholders, and act as a true extension of the Mingara HR and WHS teams. Their organisational awareness and understanding of our workforce and workplace means they are able to add value across all services they deliver. Their empathetic and caring approach always shines through, and as a result of their exceptional communication skills and high quality monitoring and reporting practices, we have a truly effective operational partnership that is acknowledged in Mingara by employees and leaders alike.
Sarah Pack - Human Resources Manager - Mingara Recreation Club

Success Story - Job Placement Program

Overview by Framework Group Case Manager Bianca Perkins

By way of background - Mr Adam Potter was referred to Framework to commence return to work activities.  Mr Potter had sustained a shoulder injury whilst working as a Furniture Removalist, and had been out of the workforce for approximately twelve months due to his injury.  It was determined that he could not return to his pre-injury employer due to his injury, thus Framework identified suitable vocations for Mr Potter and provided job seeking support to assist him achieve his return to work goal.

We canvassed for a work trial and found a local employer, Kalyx Australia, who were willing to accommodate him.  Mr Potter underwent a successful four week work trial which was sponsored by WorkCover and at the completion of the work trial the employer indicated interest in employing Mr Potter. Framework met with Kalyx and offered them the WorkCover JobCover Placement Program (JPP).  This program offers eligible employers financial incentives to employ workers who cannot return to work with their pre-injury employer.  Mr Potter commenced full time employment with Kalyx Australia as part of the JPP and at the end of the twelve month program he was offered a permanent position.

Comment from Sue McGregor, Director of Kalyx Australia Pty Ltd:

"I thought I would let you know that as of 5 minutes ago Adam Potter is employed as a full time permanent employee of Kalyx.  We have just offered him a job and he accepted.  How exciting!!!  A great success story for you and your program/business.

Adam has been an absolute delight from day 1.  No job was ever a chore, he has a great attitude and willingness to get the job done as well as a lot of personal pride as demonstrated by his presentation and his clean car!!  I hope you too have seen a personal growth in Adam as his confidence has improved along the way.

Cheers and thanks for the great recommendation."

Comment from Adam Potter:

"I wasn't sure how I would go about re-joining the workforce as I was not able to perform full duties. Framework were there to help me through the process and located the work trial for me. They helped me find a job that was suitable for me given my skills and limitations with my shoulder. I absolutely love my new job, they're a really nice group of people to work with."