About Skills to Support
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.
SKILLS TO SUPPORT
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.
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.
National Provider Survey Results
There were more than 3,800 responses. Survey responses are used to design and implement robust processes and systems to enhance the provider experience.
Results show that most indicators have improved over time.
The full report of findings, including comparison to previous surveys, is available on the NDIS website
Disability Social Media Campaign
Our third clip features Di, a Support Worker from Minda in Kadina. Di loves that she gets to make a difference in peoples lives, and can support them in various aspects of daily life. View Di HERE.
TRAINING AND EVENTS:
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 – Fortnightly
10:30am – 12:30pm
Disability Workforce Hub, 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
No appointment needed.
For more information contact Participant Liaison Officer, Sue Moore Ph. 0447 091 946
Ongoing Vacancies | Registrations of Interest
ITEC Group – Expressions of Interest
Uniting Country SA – DisAbility Support Workers – Yorke & Mid North, Pt Augusta. Enquiries Joshua Bradley (08) 8633 8687 or 0419 924 605.
SCOSA – DisAbility Support Workers – Country SA
SA Country Carers – Qualified & Experienced Community Support Workers
Clare Valley Enterprises – DisAbility Support Worker – Home Support. Enquiries Laura Waldhuter 0438 866 055 or email@example.com
Regional DisAbility Support Services – Support Workers – Yorke Peninsula.
Carers & DisAbility Link – Support Workers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorke & Mid North Providers Register
The above directory lists registered NDIS Providers & Support Organisations of the Yorke and Mid North region.
Information & Reports
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Get in touch
Disability Workforce Coordinator
Phone: 1300 742 414
For more information about the Disability Workforce Hub, please contact Alan 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