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feature Amrita has been working at the Adelaide Convention Centre for 10 years, she is pictured here with Caterina Goglia, Uniforms Manager at ACC. ACC and Barkuma began working together in 2004. Find and keep a job with Barkuma C Barkuma has helped hundreds of people with disability find work throughout its 50-year history. hief Executive Officer Geoff is recognised in SA as the highest Blackwood said Barkuma performing specialist service for supported environment was a great helps people find work people with a developmental way for people to develop their skills, in two ways – through supported disability through Disability confidence and experience, all while employment in its own Commercial Employment Services Star Ratings. earning a wage. Enterprise and through open Mr Blackwood said Barkuma Mr Blackwood said working in this “At Barkuma, you receive wages, employment in the mainstream clients work in a variety of roles set hours of work, leave entitlements, workforce. and industries with over 300 South superannuation and other benefits,” Australian employers, including aged Mr Blackwood said. “Having a job brings a range of benefits including the ability to care, business and administration, afford things, making new friends fast food, hospitality, maintenance employment, you must be 16 or older, and improving self-esteem,” Mr and cleaning. have an intellectual disability, eligible Blackwood said. “We focus on people’s goals, In supported employment, “To qualify for supported to receive a Disability Support Barkuma’s Commercial Enterprise has Pension from Centrelink and currently needs and wishes to ensure they get two locations in Adelaide’s northern have an NDIS plan with the goal of the job that is right for them.” and north-eastern suburbs, at employment.” In open employment, Barkuma 50 South Australian disability organisation section title Elizabeth and Holden Hill. www.barkuma.com.au linkonline.com.au