How can we assist you with the NDIS?
Jobmatch NDIS in a registered provider who can Assist, Access and help Maintain Employment. We can help you develop work related skills and build capacity to obtain and/or retain employment in the open labour market.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers, providing reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received.
NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.
Having a job can be a great tool to grow your social network, increase financial independence and feel confident within yourself. With the NDIS, you can access funding to help you achieve your employment goals. This funding is usually considered under the Capacity Building Support, ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’. However, the support category ‘Increased Social and Community Participation’, which targets social skills and independence, is another category that can provide funding towards finding employment.
What can the NDIS fund?
- Assistance in overcoming employment barriers;
- counselling to successfully engage in employment
- workplace assessments
- resume writing assistance; and
- support before and during a job interview.
To successfully receive this funding support, you’ll need to discuss your employment goals during your planning meeting with your LAC or NDIA planner.
Jobmatch is a registered service provider that offers School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES).
When an NDIS participant leaves school, they have a number pathways and supports available. Their choice depends on their aspirations, skills, abilities, interests, and personal and family circumstances.
- employment in an apprenticeship or traineeship
- independent job seeking
- community participation.
- further education or training
School leaver employment supports are available to NDIS participants in their final year of school and those who have recently left school (generally up to age 22). These supports are typically for Year 12 students, but can be considered for any student who has reached school leaving age and is looking to transition from school to work.
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
If you already receive funding support from a Disability program, you will be contacted by the NDIS directly.
Jobmatch Employment can help develop pathways towards finding and maintaining employment (incl. mapping pathways and introducing partner programs and organisations that will be assisting) We have full time offices located in Gympie and Kingaroy with outpost at Tin Can Bay, Nanango and Murgon.
Are you looking for more information on the NDIS? Please go to: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding