NDIS Employment Support Melbourne
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NDIS Employment support offers specialised assistance in helping people with a disability, injury or health condition find (and keep) suitable employment. It can also provide support to their employers.
It aims to ensure that a person's disability need not stop them from enjoying the independence, self-confidence, and a sense of purpose employment can bring.
Starting (or re-starting) work can feel like a big step. If you are looking for information on the options NDIS Employment support offers in Melbourne, you've come to the right place!
This article will talk you through the range of services NDIS Employment Support includes and then answer a few common questions.
NDIS Employment Support services
1. Setting Goals
A planning/review meeting will discuss any previous work experience, skills or qualifications, plus your present capabilities.
From this, your goals are set, and a plan is made.
2. Job search
With the plan in hand, potential career pathways are identified and developed.
Employment support can help with the search, applications and sometimes with any up-skilling necessary to aid your applications.
1. Workplace Assistance
- building foundational skills
- managing your specific barriers to employment
- any specialised job customisations that are necessary
- developing a career plan to transition from an Australian Disability Enterprise into the open labour market
2. Specialised Supported Employment
This support is designed for participants who are employed but not fully independent in fulfilling their work tasks.
Additional coaching is available to help maintain focus and manage workplace behaviour, as well as assist with communication.
These supports are available both individually and to groups, and they include:
- any workplace customisation needed
- on-the-job training
- support with work tasks
- physical assistance and personal care at work
This funding is available in any work environment, including the public and non-profit sector, Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE), social enterprises, and even self-employment.
3. School Leaver Employment Supports
These are tailored to the student's individual needs and aim to smooth their transition from school to employment, i.e. work experience placements.
4. Employment-related assessment and counselling
This support assists employed participants by providing workplace assessment or counselling. For example, any participants dealing with trauma from an injury or a worsening of their condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can NDIS fund my employment services?
NDIS can fund some disability employment services but not all.
NDIS may fund services that:
- help find and prepare you for employment (including some transport and equipment)
- help establish and maintain your employment
NDIS will not fund:
- paid work experience/internships/placements
- any services not related to finding and keeping you in employment
What is a supported employment provider?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) helps people with disabilities get and keep a job. They provide specialised disability employment services tailored to each individual, including job hunting assistance, access to training and coaching, workplace adjustment support or help in starting their own company.
Do I have to use a supported employment provider?
NDIS support workers can help you find and prepare for employment, but NDIS participants are under no obligations to use supported employment providers if they don't want to.
How much NDIS funding is available?
NDIS Participants can access up to $5,000 annually for NDIS Employment Support. This includes up to $2,000 for disability employment services a support worker provides.
NDIS can also fund some costs associated with finding employment (such as transport or equipment) and supports that help you remain at work (for example, paid or unpaid leave).