Employment

School Leavers Employment Support (SLES)

Are you a Year 12 student?

School Leaver Employment Support, or SLES, is a new NDIS support that may help you.

SLES is about giving you the skills and confidence to help you move from school to employment.

SLES offers you individualised support for up to 2 years after finishing year 12 to help you get ready for work and plan your pathway to employment.

SLES supports

Your SLES supports will be tailored to meet your individual employment goals. This may include:

  • Work experience in open employment
  • Job skills training
  • Travel training

SLES and Education

The NDIA works with Education to support students with disability to make a smooth transition into SLES or other employment supports.

SLES and other service systems

The NDIS will be responsible for funding supports that assist people with disability prepare for, and take part in work where the person has work capacity but needs some more support before receiving ongoing employment support through existing systems.

Employment services and programs, including both disability-targeted and open employment services, will continue to be responsible for providing advice and support to:

  • People with disability to prepare for, find and maintain jobs;
  • Encourage employers to hire and be inclusive of people with disability in the workplace (e.g. support, training and resources, funding assistance to help employers make reasonable adjustments, and incentives for hiring people with disability , such as wage subsidies).

For more information on SLES go to: NDIS website

APM

Any person over the age of 15 and up to 65 years of age can utilise Disability Employment Services if they:

  • Have a diagnosed disability, illness, injury or barrier to work
  • Live in our service areas
  • Meet eligibility criteria as set by Centrelink which may include an employment services assessment and a job capacity assessment
  • Are in receipt of a Disability Support Pension
  • Are able to work in open employment with some support
  • Are not currently working more than eight hours per week in open employment

APM has an office in Huonville in the Arcade on the Main Street.

Call 1300 366 047 or send an email to:

Philma.Kairembora@apm.net.au

Or visit their website: apm.net.au

MAX Employment

At MAX Employment they believe everyone can work when placed in the right job with the right support. With the belief that a job can change a person’s life; they empower job seekers, connect them to support, opportunities and sustainable employment. They work closely with employers and community partners to provide job seekers with a strong foundation for success.

As a Disability Employment Services provider, MAX Employment uses a multifaceted approach to help people with disability, injury or health conditions find and maintain sustainable employment. MAX Employment focusses on:

Engagement

You will work with an Employment Consultant and a MAX Solutions Allied Health Professional to determine a vocational goal. We also link you to community organisations that may be able to provide support. As well as engaging at a site level, you are encouraged to participated in our annual Consultative Committee as well as keep up to date through our quarterly ‘MAXLink’ newsletter.

Assessment

Our specialised Employment Consultants together with our team of Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counsellors, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists work with you to identify strengths, abilities and vocational goals and develop a rehabilitation plan.

Assistance

You can receive tailored health and employment interventions to address any vocational barriers. In some instances, access to training courses will be provided to further enhance employment opportunities.

Placement

Our vision of “finding jobs, changing lives” ensures that we work closely with you to help identify and reach your full potential, as well as connect you to relevant employment opportunities.

Post Placement Support

Nothing makes us happier than helping you find work, but our involvement doesn’t stop there. We ensure that you are able sustain employment and maintain good health.

MAX Assist

We understand that starting a new job can be diffiult, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the MAX Assist iPhone App, you can leave us a message about anything you’re struggling with or get in touch in an emergency.

For more information see their website: click here or call 1800 206 346

Email: info@maxsolutions.com.au or for SLES in Southern Tasmania: matthew.dent@maxemployment.com.au

OAK-Possability

OAK-Possability Tasmania is a southern Tasmanian disability service provider that currently operates in the Huon as well as Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy. Their services are innovative, creative, and focused on the individual needs of each person. They support the ability of each person to connect with their local community and to maintain a strong link with their families. OAK-Possability operates a number of social enterprises that are provided with some funding as Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) by the Department of Social Services. Operating in the Huon is the well-known Tahune Fields Nursery, based in Lucaston Road, Lucaston. Tahune is an operating horticultural farm that grows apple, pear, quince and cherry trees for the wholesale commercial market and trees are sold in every Australian State. Tahune also manages new varieties of fruit trees internationally, including in China, Japan, South Africa and the United States. OAK-Possability also leases the Grove Research Station and manages the States Heritage Fruit collection. Other social enterprises operated by OAK-Possability include: Oakdale Industries at Warrane (manufactures a range of timber products including timber flooring); Walkabout Industries at Glenorchy (Paper collection and security shredding; a variety of commercial potting mixes); Mailhouse Tasmania and Oak Sewing (bulk postage and collation; sewing of a variety of products). Enquiries can be made in the first instance by contacting OAKs HR Manager, Natalie Neilson on 6272 8244 or by email on info@oak.org.au

More information on the web site: www.oak.org.au

WISE Employment

If you have been out of work for a day, months or years, we can help. We get to know you so we can carefully tailor our services to your specific training, health and living needs. We empower you with the skills and confidence to get and keep meaningful work. WISE Employment helps employers to find the right staff and job seekers to find meaningful work with the Disability Employment Services and Job Active employment programs.

WISE Employment operates from HUON-Linc on a fortnightly bases.

Call Robin Rhodes on 6225 8116 or 0439 636 647 or send him an email: robin.rhodes@wiseemployment.com.au

Or visit their website: www.wiseemployment.com.au

Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES)

YES is an initiative of Impact Communities which works with community organisations, groups, individuals and families so younf people are equipped and supported to realsie their potential and achieve their goals.

This innovative social enterprise assists young people to create, sell and market their products and services online and through pop-up stores and markets using uniquely designed retail modules.

  • YES harnesses the young person’s interests who will decide on the products and services they produce (e.g. creative arts, gifts, woodwork, photography, web design).
  • YES participants are supported to facilitate all aspects of the business such as product design and manufacturing, sales, marketing, e-commerce, quality control, financial management and administration.
  • YES has a ‘whole of community’ focus where local businesses and community members partner to achieve the outcomes; giving young people real life exposure to employers, their local communities and beyond.
  • YES participants will be between 15 and 24 years of age and will gain high quality job-seeking skills through in-house programs such as ‘Coaching Young People for Success’ and ‘Ready Set Job’. One of our key outcomes is that participants will have a clear employment pathway plan and will achieve employment, education or certified training outcomes.

YES welcomes young people with a disability. For an expression of interest go to: Impact Communities or call 6262 5400

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