What is a Disability Workforce Hub?
Disability Workforce Hubs are unique to South Australia. The Hubs are hosted by a community based organisation (or RDA) to provide a regional base/shopfront and a Hub Coordinator in six regions. These Hubs have been established by the State Government to support the State’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is expected to create up to 6,000 jobs across the State and double the investment in supports for South Australians with disability.
All queries regarding eligibility and access for NDIS funded supports must be made directly to the NDIS on P: 1800 800 110 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Partners Plus Inc is a not-for-profit organisation based in Southern Adelaide which delivers a range of services and initiatives that support career development to jobseekers and others considering a career change.
Disability Workforce Hub – Career Partners Plus is proud to host the Southern Disability Workforce Hub, in partnership with the Government of South Australia and founding partners. See information about the Hub and how it can help you below.
What is its purpose?
Each Hub has an employment Coordinator who helps identify local workforce needs and opportunities, and coordinates programs, projects and services in partnership with local employers and businesses, employment service providers, training providers and councils in their respective regions. In summary, the following programs are coordinated through the Hubs:
- Career services – Individual support provided to job seekers to highlight the diverse employment and training opportunities available to jobseekers in the disability sector. This can include training pathway advice, information on various occupations and jobs in demand, information on employer and client expectations, vocational assessments, assistance with resumes, cover letters and/or interview preparation, referral to courses or job vacancies.
- Industry-specific Jobs First Employment Projects – Support provided to employers to develop Jobs First Employment Projects to meet identified job opportunities. These may include projects for: personal support workers, allied health professionals, client service delivery, administrative roles.
- Workforce development opportunities – Support provided to employers to address their workforce development needs for new and/or existing disability sector workers; increasing capabilities of individuals and organisations. This can include support of higher education partners to deliver clinical placement opportunities that service the needs of the community and prepare students for careers in the industry.
Who is Career Partners Plus?
Career Services – Individual career guidance and support is provided to job seekers and people who are under-employed. Assistance can include training pathway advice, information on various occupations and jobs in demand, information on employer and client expectations, vocational assessments, assistance with resumes, cover letters and/or interview preparation, referral to courses or job vacancies.
This service is provided at no cost for eligible job seekers living in Southern Adelaide, the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island. Career Services is an initiative of the Government of South Australia. If you live outside of these catchments or you are employed but seeking career support, this service is available on a fee for service basis. Contact Hilary at Career Partners Plus to discuss your needs.
Visit Career Partners Plus to find out more.