How can we help?

Connecting people, skills and jobs in the disability sector.

About the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Skills to Support – Disability Employment Program has been developed by Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) and local employers to provide job seekers with the skills needed to gain employment in the disability sector, where there is huge demand for new workers.

The program will be delivered across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula region to provide jobseekers with a diverse range of skills, experience and support across the Disability and Community Care sector. This program will help the region create a pool of work ready people to meet the current and future workforce demand, by providing participants with the minimum entry requirements to enter the sector.

Who can apply?

Jobseekers living in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula who are:

  • Registered with a jobactive, ParentsNext or Transition to Work provider; or
  • Unemployed and not registered with an employment services provider; and
  • Interested in exploring employment opportunities in the growing care sector

If you are working 15 hours a week or less in paid employment you may also be eligible to apply. School students are not eligible to apply.

Tailored Supports

These services and supports are available from July 2019 through to June 2020.

Walk-ins and referrals from jobactive, ParentsNext or Transiton to Work providers accepted.

  • Career Exploration
  • Discovery Sessions
  • Industry Visits

How Much Does it Cost?

The great news is that this program is FREE if you meet the eligibility and have a genuine interest to work in the community care sector.

Download our Flyer for full details. Interested participants can apply using our Registration form.

TRAINING AND EVENTS:

NDIS Service Provider & Support Organisations Network Meetings

PORT PIRIE
Wednesday 21st August 2019

2:00 – 3:30 pm Ellen Hotel, Port Pirie

Wednesday 20th November 2019
9:30 – 11am Venue TBC

PORT AUGUSTA
Wednesday, 4th September 2019
Port Augusta Business Centre, 2A Stirling Road. 10am – 12:00pm

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.

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

Drop-In Sessions – Face To Face Support

BAPTCARE

NDIS Partner Baptcare Yorke/Mid North is offering fortnightly Walk in Wednesday drop in sessions for questions related to the NDIS for people with a disability and their family / supports.

Walk In Wednesdays
10:30am – 12:30pm
Fortnightly commencing 10th July 2019
Disability Workforce Hub
85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie

No appointment needed.
For more information contact Participant Liaison Officer, Sue Moore Ph. 0447 091 946

RESOURCES:

Disability Social Media Campaign

I have teamed up with Joby Connor from Big Day Productions to develop a disability sector social media campaign to showcase some of the fabulous Disability Support Workers we have in our region. The aim of the clips are to increase awareness of the various job opportunities available in the sector.This time we have Rachael, a support worker from Regional Disability Support Services in Kadina. Supporting a loved one with Disability, Rachael is truly passionate about the work she does and fully understands the importance her role plays in the lives of others, which clearly shows in the clip HERE.
What an inspirational, rewarding industry to be a part of.
Keep your eyes peeled for who we will be showcasing next month! 🙂

Yorke & Mid North Providers Register

Y&MN Disability Directory – June 2019

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

Information & Reports

2019-2020 Price Guide

Price Guide Support Information

QUARTERLY REPORTS

SA Dashboard as of 31st March 2019
SA Performance Report as of 31st March 2019

UPDATES & INFORMATION SESSIONS

NDIS AUDITS

Two new organisations have now been certified by the NDIS Commission to deliver NDIS audits under the Quality and Safeguarding framework – this brings us to a total of 10.
South Australian accessible auditors here IHCS recently presented at the NDS Quality and Safeguarding Community of Practice. They are regionally accessible with local auditors based in South Australia.
The NDIS Commission is keen to hear feedback regarding any barriers that organisations/sole traders are having to the audit process. Please provide information regarding your circumstances to: registration@ndiscommission.gov.au or 1800 035 544

Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce 2019

NDIS Demand Map

Yorke and Mid North KPMG Data Snapshot

DCSI Market Analysis Tool

Aspirational Employment Modelling Report

Port Pirie – Disability Sector Snapshot

Regional Newsletters

Subscribe to our Monthly E-NewsletterView past newsletters

Get in touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larissa Mackrill
Disability Workforce Hub Coordinator
Email: lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au
Phone: 1300 742 414

 

For more information about the Disability Workforce Hub, please contact Larissa directly or use the contact form

Alternatively you can visit our Hubs at:

  • 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
  • 155 Main North Road, Clare
  • 51 Taylor Street, Kadina