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The BIZLINK Team

TARA DOYLE AWARD

The Tara Doyle Award was introduced by the Board in 2010 as a perpetual award which recognises the BIZLINK employee that has made a significant contribution to BIZLINK and in doing so achieved results that make a real difference to the lives of people with a disability through quality employment. Tara Doyle served as Managing Director of BIZLINK for 12 years (1998 to 2010) and the award reflects her contribution to the organisation.

  TARA DOYLE AWARD RECIPIENTS
2016 Lianne Harvey
2015 Charlie Lenzo
2014 Liz Zidich
2013 Debbie Matthews
2012 Troy Sabetta
2011 Giorgio Pontarelli
2010 Sean Deasy

JOB SEARCH EXCELLENCE - THE 100 CLUB AWARD

The 100 Club recognises employees who have secured 100 quality jobs for people with disability and has been presented to staff past* and current as follows:

  100 CLUB RECIPIENTS
2015 Charlie Lenzo
2014 Sean Deasy
2014 Karen Doulis*
2011 Sharron Felsch*
2011 Sean Deasy
2009 Sean Deasy
2006 Sean Deasy
2005 Ros Coe*

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Disability Employment Service Employee of the Year Award recognised the achievement and value of employees who have made a difference to lives of people with a disability. The inaugural award was presented to Sean Deasy in 2007. BIZLINK had a history of strong performance in this State-wide award with annual winners and finalists presented to staff past* and current as follows:

  WINNERS FINALISTS
2013 - Liz Zidich, Lindsey Rutherford, Nicola Kefford
2012 - Karen Doulis* & Corinne Holden*
2011 Giorgio Pontarelli Karen Doulis*
2010 Shireen Sampson* -
2009 Tina Zemzars -
2008 - Sharron Felsch*
2007 Sean Deasy Troy Sabetta

The Bizlink Team

Board of Directors

A voluntary Board of Directors governs BIZLINK; Directors have a range of skills and expertise in business, finance, management, law and leadership. The Board, which includes the Managing Director, monitors the operational and financial performance of BIZLINK, develops policy and ensures clients receive appropriate services. It is the responsibility of the Board to ensure that BIZLINK meets all legal requirements relevant to the Constitution, Funding Agreement and Commonwealth and State Laws.

Rob Casamento FCA

CPA Chairman

Rob is a founding Director of CBSW Pty Ltd, a boutique Tax & Business Advisory Chartered Accountancy practice in West Leederville. Rob joined CBSW Pty Ltd after spending 32 years with two large International Chartered Accounting Firms. Rob is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Rob joined BIZLINK as a Director in 2005 having gained a strong sense of the values and objectives of the organisation, to assist the Board with its future growth strategies and objectives.

Glen Clarke BBus, CPA

Deputy Chairman

Glen joined the Board of BIZLINK as Finance Director in 2001, a role he continued until 2008. Glen is Deputy Auditor General with the Office of the Auditor General. Glen has over 30 years', experience with the Office of the Auditor General. Glen has also worked with the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs in the position of Assistant Director of Benefits.

Susan Campbell BA (Hons)

Director-Client Liaison

Susan became involved with BIZLINK in 1992 through the Post School Options program. Her son Christopher obtained his employment through the newly established BIZLINK in 1992 and has enjoyed a happy and rewarding working life ever since. Susan was approached in 1994 to become a representative for clients. Susan works part-time in the Accounting and Financial Services sector, combining it with her role as the Administrative Director of her husband’s general insurance business.

Marco Cicchine BA

Director

Marco was invited to be a Director in 2004 because of his marketing experience and background in the disability industry. Marco is Director of Marcoting Pty Ltd; Principal of loans@home and a licensed finance broker. Marco was appointed a Director of the Australian Marketing Institute in November 1996 to present and Board member of The Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Australia-Perth Inc) 2007 to present.

Eric Fethers LLB

Director

Eric joined the Board in September 2006. He is a partner of K&L Gates, an International commercial law firm. Eric has experience in fund raising, securities, mining and resources, tele-communications, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions. Eric graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1995.

Breffni Doyle

Director

Breffni Doyle joined the BIZLINK Board in September 2016. Breffni is the Soft FM Manager at Fiona Stanley Hospital, working for Serco, which means he leads more than 500 people delivering a range of services including Patient Catering, Cleaning, Audio Visual and Patient Entertainment Services. Breffni has worked at Fiona Stanley Hospital since 2011 and has more than 13 years' experience in health. He is a passionate advocate of diversity in the workplace and has led partnerships with BIZLINK in a number of the organisations he has worked in.

Brian Park

Managing Director

Brian has been the BIZLINK Managing Director since July 2010. Brian has been with BIZLINK since August 2001, originally employed as Support Manager he was promoted in August 2005 to Operations Manager. Brian has qualifications in HNC SC (Higher National Certificate in Social care) CMS (Certificate in Management Studies) and NVQ (Training and Assessing). With over 30 years experience in the disability field including 17 years in employment specific services both in Australia and the United Kingdom and a background as a Social Trainer and Manager of Disability Services. Brian has had an active role in the industry peak body of ACEWA, serving on the ACEWA Committee from 2003 to 2010, and was President from 2008 to 2010. He was again appointed President of ACEWA in 2013.

Employees

Managing Director

The Managing Director has an overall responsibility for the quality, operational and financial management and contract performance of BIZLINK.

Strategic Manager

The Strategic Manager’s role is to further the objective of BIZLINK through targeted strategic and business development related activities.

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager has responsibility for the coordination of registrations and contract related operations; supervision and support of Site Managers; the Operations Manager assists the Managing Director to coordinate corporate promotion of the service, develop and maintain an employer database; prepare media articles and organise presentations and promotions.

Site Manager

The Site Manager has responsibility for overseeing contract site-related operations; management of registration activities; supervision of Coordinators and organisation of job search and support activities. The Site Manager assists the Managing Director to coordinate corporate promotion of the site, develop and maintain an employer database; prepare media articles and organise presentations and promotions all at a site specific level.

Team Coordinators

Team Coordinators maintain a case load whilst providing mentoring and support to their assigned team. They assist with the induction of new staff and coordinate regular team meetings creating an environment where Coordinators can share experiences and problem solve as a team. In addition to this they assist their team to achieve quality compliance by providing training with file notes, check-lists and other compliance requirements ultimately supporting team members to keep up-to-date with the requirements of their position.

Support Coordinators

Support Coordinators assist workers with a disability to retain employment and assist clients with education and vocational development options. Support Coordinators, in particular, provide on-the-job support to workers and liaise with co-workers to ensure that "employers receive a fair day's work as does the employee a fair day's pay". They also liaise with the Job Search team to identify client skills and abilities for job-matching.

Job Search Coordinators

Job Search Coordinators primarily promote the BIZLINK service and individual job seekers to employers to enable job seekers to locate and secure jobs that match their (potential) skills, choice and goals. They assist with service promotion particularly to develop and maintain employer partnerships.

Employment Coordinators

Employment Coordinators primarily work with job seekers to assist them to build work capacity and work readiness to secure quality employment. They assist with all tasks related to referral and registration activities. They assist with service promotion particularly to develop and maintain referral sources, for example, schools and community organisations; they assist with job support and can also job match and secure jobs.

Quality Manager

The Quality Manager provides administration, operational and quality management support for BIZLINK and coordinates administration, compliance and quality-related activities.

Finance Manager

The Finance Manager has accounting qualifications and is responsible for financial and accounting requirements.

Finance Assistant

The Finance Assistant supports and assists the Finance Manager with all matters related to the finances, accounting and human resource management of BIZLINK.

Administration Assistant

The Administration Assistant is responsible for clerical and reception duties such as, typing, file upkeep, photocopying, reception duties, and for recording information into the client database.

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