Finding and Keeping a Job
Capacity building supports to help you find employment
Our finding and keeping a job services are designed to help you learn new skills so you can build your capacity and get job ready. We have over 10 years of experience providing capacity building and supported employment services to hundreds of people with disability across Australia.
Whether you want to work independently on the open market or need a bit of support while at work, we can help. By accessing our finding and keeping a job services, we can connect you with a variety of businesses throughout Australia for both work experience and potential employment.
We can also help you prepare for work activities, refresh your training in literacy and numeracy, obtain your driver’s licence and other mandatory qualifications. Simply talk to one of our friendly staff to begin your Sunshine Counselling & Support Services today.
Finding and Keeping a Job Supports
What is Finding and Keeping a Job?
Finding and Keeping a Job is a plan specific funding item given to eligible NDIS participants who are interested in entering the workforce. Very similar in nature to Disability Employment Services, participants with Finding and Keeping a Job in their plan can receive help from trained employment consultants and support workers to strengthen and learn the skills required to find and keep a job.
What does finding and keeping a job involve?
Once your NDIS funding is approved, you’ll have the option to select a provider to assist you with your capacity building and job seeking activities. It’s important to note that not all NDIS providers can provide finding and keeping a job services – they must also be a registered Disability Employment Services provider like Sunshine Counselling & Support Services.
Once you’ve selected a provider, you can then access assistance for a variety of different job seeking activities, including:
- Access to vocational activities
- Help finding work experience opportunities
- On the job training and support
- Key skills development, which may include:
- Time Management
- Money Handling
- Assistance obtaining industry qualifications, which may include:
- White Card
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
- Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG)
Depending on your level of funding and employment goals, our support staff are available to work with you on-site to ensure you feel comfortable and supported while at work.
How do I get finding and keeping a job in my NDIS plan?
To be eligible for finding and keeping a job, you must first be eligible for an NDIS plan. When you’re applying for an NDIS plan (or during your review period), you should mention a desire to find and keep a job.
While not required, you can also request your school to submit formal written evidence outlining any capacity building exercises they recommend. If this isn’t an option, you can also ask your current disability services provider for an impact statement, or a letter of recommendation from your preferred medical practitioner to help support your case.