Supported workplaces across the country provide a wealth of employment opportunities for people with varying disabilities. Here’s what’s involved in supported employment and how it could benefit you.
What is supported employment?
Across Australia there are more than 20,000 supported employees working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs). These range across many industries and are mainly suited for employees with moderate to severe disability.
When working at an ADE, supported employees receive support and assistance to do their job successfully where necessary.
For example, a person with restricted mobility may need their
workbench adjusted. Or a person with learning difficulties may need regular reminders from their supervisor about doing a task.
Supported employment with us
Our workplaces offer:
- the opportunity to do meaningful work
- ongoing support that fits your needs
- skill and career development
- highly trained and professional support staff
- a safe and encouraging environment
You can develop new skills and knowledge whilst making valuable contributions to the community, like Catherine here!
It’s important to note that our social enterprises provide similar working conditions to other businesses. Our supports are flexible and adapt as you change and grow.
You also have the option to transfer to open employment or customised employment from here.
We offer employment in our supported work environments to people:
- who have a disability or mental illness
- are registered with the Department of Human Services
- with enthusiasm and motivation to work
- willing and able to work at least 8 hours per week
If you are not eligible for supported employment we have a range of other employment supports. These include other services like community and invidualised supports.
Get in touch today! For more information and to express your interest, contact us on 1800 610 665 or through email.