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.

Events / Training / Information / Workshops

 

 

NDIS SERVICE PROVIDER and SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS NETWORK MEETINGS

10 am – 11:30 am with an extra half hour allocated if required

  • 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

The Port Augusta Business Centre , 2A Stirling Road  

  • TBA

This meeting is an opportunity for businesses & organisations in the disability care & community services sectors to come together to share information relating to recruitment, skills and training and to identify opportunities to work together in  addressing local needs.

Morning tea will be provided

RSVP:  Email Larissa on lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au  or phone 0459 444 321

 

NDIS QUALITY & SAFEGUARDING SYSTEM WORKSHOP

Friday 2nd of November, 10am – 1pm (light morning tea to be supplied)
RDAYMN Boardroom, 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie

On 1 July 2018 South Australia and NSW became the first States in Australia to implement the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding framework.
Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North (RDAYMN) & National Disability Services (NDS) have come together to bring you a three-hour workshop; designed to support disability service providers to understand and comply with the new NDIS quality and safeguarding requirements.
NDS is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers.
Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.

This workshop has been designed to provide practical information and support, to managers at an operational level:
In this three-hour workshop you will be presented with  information regarding:

  • The New Quality Practice standards and Registration “Rules”, including:
    • Quality Indicators (core and supplementary) and how to evidence these for auditing purposes using proportionality
    • New Organisational Reporting requirements – reportable incidents
  • The essential information you need to know about the new Auditing Scheme.
  • What your obligations are, as detailed in the NDIS Commission Correspondence?
The group will then be divided for practical workshopping of:
  • How you might evidence a required quality indicator on a proportional basis
  • Systems and processes you may introduce to support organisational ability to evidence required indicators.

The workshop will then be concluded with a Question and Answer session.

You will be required to complete a questionnaire at registration

Numbers are limited to 20 people to facilitate practical outcomes.
Please register to guarantee your spot.  

Resources:

Disability Directory

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

Legatus Socio Economic Research Project

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

 

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