Disability Workforce Hub

Connecting people, skills and jobs in the disability sector.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform how disability care is delivered. It is designed to support the needs of people with a permanent and significant disability.

The NDIS provides more choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided. The NDIS will roll out for 18-64 year olds in the Yorke and Mid North region from the 1st of January 2018.

Demand for disability services in the Yorke and Mid North region is expected to grow from 646 clients to around 1,900 participants under the NDIS (an increase of 194 per cent). To meet the demand for these services under the Scheme, the local workforce in the Yorke and Mid North region is estimated to grow from 150-200 full time workers to 650-800.

The Disability Workforce Hubs in the Yorke and Mid North are an important component to help secure a sufficient and diverse workforce supply as the region moves towards full implementation of the NDIS. They will operate as a ‘one-stop-shop’ model for organisations, existing workers and job seekers looking for support and assistance across the disability sector. The Hubs will contribute to building workforce capacity and capability, ensuring local people are employed and help South Australian employers secure skilled and experienced staff.

Resources:

Disability Directory

The above directory lists registered NDIS Providers & Support Organisations of the Yorke and Mid North region

REGIONAL DISABILITY & WELLBEING FORUM

September 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Regional Disability & Wellbeing Forum will bring together a broad range of key stakeholders from across the Disability sector, Local Government, Health and Services ecosystem. The aim of the Forum is to explore, share and hear insights from a varied range of guest speakers informing, sharing and investigating strategies of collaboration. Topics to be discussed on the day include workforce challenges & opportunities, local government and the NDIS, co-ops in the Health Aging & Disability space and the Health & Disability interface. The forum will benefit those working or providing services within the Disability Sector, Health & related fields as well as local government associations.

With guest speakers including:
Dr Niki Vincent, Equal Opportunities Commissioner;
Baptcare;
National Disability Services;
Community Business Bureau …. and many more!
Plus get up close and personal to the new All Terrain accessible chair, available for use now through In The Finders.

This is one forum you don’t want to miss.

Start: 9.15am registration for 9:30am start.

Tickets $30 per person

RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 10th September

Further Information and enquiries to Larissa lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE FORUM: BOOKINGS AVAILABLE HERE

 

Australian Disability Workforce Report – 3rd Edition July 2018

Yorke and Mid North KPMG Data Snapshot

DCSI Market Analysis Tool

State of the Disability Sector Report 2017

Aspirational Employment Modelling Report

Training / Information / Workshops:

NDIS Service Provider and Support Organisations Network Meetings

Re-Occurring every 5th Wednesday
10 am – 11:30 am with an extra half hour allocated if required

  • 15th August
  • 19th September
  • 24th October
  • 28th November

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie, Boardroom

These network meetings are an opportunity to support and learn from one another, discuss what it is that we are all doing in this space and how it is that we can collectively as a group overcome the unique challenges that the NDIS brings to achieve the best outcomes for our region.
Bring along your thoughts, concerns, ideas, good news stories, anything at all for discussion on the day.

Agendas for these meetings will be distributed at the beginning of the week, to those who have RSVP’d to attend.
If you have anything you would like included on the agenda please let me know at any time.

Please don’t forget that RSVP’s are essential as it determines where the meeting needs to be held depending on numbers.
RSVP’s can be made via an email to lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

 

Looking to Work, Up-skill or Progress within the Disability Sector? Click Here to complete our online form. 

For more information about the Disability Workforce Hub, please contact 1300 742 414

Alternatively you can visit our Hubs at:
85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
155 Main North Road, Clare
51 Taylor Street, Kadina

Larissa Mackrill

Disability Hub Co-ordinator
Email: lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au
Phone: 1300 742 414

Julie Thomas

Workforce Support Officer
Email: jthomas@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au
Phone: (08) 8821 1072