NDIS–For Job Seekers with Disability
If you care for a person with a disability who is in their final two years of schooling, or has left school and looking for employment, please contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) 13 77 88. NDIA will help you understand about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and will guide you through the process, including referral to a Local Area Coordination or LAC who will organise a meeting to develop a plan. The Plan is the starting point – it details a person’s dreams and aspirations. Your LAC will assist you in identifying reasonable and necessary support toward achieving your goals.
The NDIS is committed to assist people with barriers to access employment in Australia. There are different options available:
1. Disability Employment Service (DES) program funded by the Department of Social Services. DES programs help people with disability gain employment in mainstream job market.
2. Work Ready Program/School Leavers Employment Support (SLES). This program assists participants gain skills and prepare them to obtain jobs in the future.
3. Supported Employment or Australian Disability Enterprise – for those with significant barriers and needing intensive support.
There are more information in the NEWSLETTER, including
NDIS – Where DAPA can help
Stronger Forever Program
Living Skills Training
Participation in the Community