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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:

FUTURE JOBS FUND

Government offers $10m in grants to boost NDIS jobs and market

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver projects under the NDIS Jobs and Market Fund.

The objective of the JMF is to support the growth of the NDIS provider market and workforce in capacity and capability to meet the needs of NDIS participants.

Round 1 is only the first of several opportunities to apply for funding under the JMF.

CLOSING DATE – January 17th, 2019

Full Press Release can be found here

For further information and to apply for a JMF grant visit the Community Grants Hub website.

 

NDIS SERVICE PROVIDER and SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS NETWORK MEETINGS

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

PORT PIRIE

  • 30th January 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 22nd May 2019

RDAYM Boardroom, 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie

PORT AUGUSTA

  • 13th February 2019

Port Augusta Business Centre, 2A Stirling Road, Port 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

 

DISABILITY AWARENESS DAYS

Are you a job-seeker interested in working in the disability sector?

Are you currently seeking supports and not sure what’s available?

Then this is perfect for you!
Come along and hear about services & employment & training opportunities available in the region and and how the Disability Hub can support you…

Peterborough Visitor Information Centre
Tuesday 29th January 2019
10am -1pm

 

Maitland Visitor Information Centre

Thursday 7th March

10am-1pm

 

If you are a Disability Service Provider and would like to be a part of the event, please contact Larissa lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au or 1300 742 414

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