Disability Workforce Hub for Southern Adelaide Launched

25 Jan, 2018

Job seekers and employers in Southern Adelaide will benefit from a State Government skills and jobs initiative to support the State’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with the establishment of the SOUTHERN DISABILITY WORKFORCE HUB, proudly hosted by Career Partners Plus.

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A huge thank you to Katrine Hildyard, Minister for Disabilities, Fran Tullis (SA Learning Centre, Minda) and Mark Kemperman (Dept. State Development) for supporting the event, which was well attended by stakeholders including employers, service providers, training organisations and job seekers.

“As the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out in our southern community, 1,100 jobs focussed on empowering South Australians with disability will become available. This Hub will be crucial in connecting job seekers with local employers and training providers.
Well done to Career Partners Plus and all involved in bringing this brilliant Hub to life”. K Hildyard

 

Disability Workforce Hubs are unique to South Australia. Southern Adelaide is one of six regions in the State to be supported by the establishment of a Hub, with two in metropolitan Adelaide (Northern and Southern) and four in regional areas.

The Southern Hub services Southern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, and will provide Hub services in the Western Adelaide region in partnership with the Northern Hub (hosted by Northern Futures), when the NDIS is rolled-out in the Western region in April 2018.

Disability Workforce Hubs work with employers, service providers, training organisations and job seekers to address the workforce needs resulting from the NDIS – the largest national reform since Medicare.

It is expected that up to 6,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs will be created in South Australia as the NDIS becomes fully implemented.
This is an increase from about 6,000 FTE jobs currently to about 12,000 across the State. As there is a high level of casual and part-time employment in the disability sector, more jobs are expected, with approximatley 10,000 to 15,000 additional individuals needed to deliver the service demand generated by the NDIS.

Each Hub has an Employment Coordinator who helps identify local workforce needs and opportunities and connects them to job seekers. Their role is to coordinate programs, projects and services in partnership with local stakeholders to address workforce needs.

Contact Lisa Thomas, Southern Disability Workforce Hub Coordinator
P: (08) 7231 5067, lisat@careerpartnersplus.org.au or visit southerndisabilityhub.com