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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.

TRAINING AND EVENTS:

NDIS Service Provider & Support Organisations Network Meetings

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

Port Pirie
  • 22nd May

Board Room, Regional Development Australia, 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie. 10am – 12:00pm

Port Augusta

  • 8th May
  • 12th June

Pt Augusta Business Centre, 2A Stirling Rd, Pt Augusta

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

MISSION AUSTRALIA

2nd Monday of every month: May – July 2019
2pm – 4pm (or call to book an alternative appointment)

May 13th, June 10th, July 9th
Port Augusta Public Library
4 Mackay Street, Port Augusta
RSVP: Email courtney.dowling@ndis.gov.au or call 0436 689 733.
Please provide notification of any accessibility requirements. Children under adult supervision are welcome.

BAPTCARE DROP-IN SESSIONS 
16th April 10am to 12pm
Maitland Information Centre, 3 Robert Street Maitland

Consultation Now Open On State Disability Inclusion Plan

Thursday, 18 April 2019,

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Training Room, Whyalla Public Library

7-9 Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie, SA

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/state-disability-inclusion-plan-community-forum-whyalla-tickets-58689225052

The State Government would like to hear from people with disability, their families and carers and anyone interested in promoting the inclusion of people with disability in South Australia.
The State Disability Inclusion Plan is one of the key pillars of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 and will set whole-of-government priorities and strategies for achieving a more inclusive South Australia in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
As passionate advocates for people with disability, their families and carers, your feedback will be invaluable in creating SA’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan.
There are a range of consultation opportunities available, with an easy-to-read copy of the State Disability Inclusion Plan (PDF, 2.7 MB) to help more of our disability clients participate.
These opportunities include:

To explore what consultation option works best for you and your clients, please visit the YourSAy webpage before 26 April 2019.

VET Practitioner Currency in the Disability Sector – Pilot Program

Metro South – Monday, 29th April

Metro North – Thursday, 2nd May

Port Augusta – Wednesday, 8th May

Mount Gambier – Thursday, 9th May

National Disability Services (NDS), in partnership with the South Australian Department of Innovation and Skills will be hosting four consultation workshops and is asking for the input of consumers, their families and carers, disability sector workers, disability service providers and the training sector to co-design a Continuing Professional Development (CDP) program for VET Trainers and Assessors who deliver qualifications in the disability sector.

Each of these workshops will explore what makes a great support worker from differing perspectives in a contemporary disability environment.

Please feel free to register for any of the following sessions using the link provided.  You are welcome to extend this invitation to anyone interested in contributing.

Places are limited so ensure your seat by booking as soon as possible.

http://www.yorkeandmidnorth.com.au/events/

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