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.
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.
TRAINING AND EVENTS:
NDIS Service Provider & Support Organisations Network Meetings
Wednesday 21st August 2019
2:00 – 3:30 pm Ellen Hotel, Port Pirie
Wednesday 20th November 2019
9:30 – 11am Venue TBC
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 email@example.com
Drop-In Sessions – Face To Face Support
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
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
The above directory lists registered NDIS Providers & Support Organisations of the Yorke and Mid North region.
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Get in touch
Disability Workforce Hub Coordinator
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