What are Employment Preparation supports?

We offer both Employment Preparation support for adults as well as School Leavers Employment Support (SLES).

Our Employment Preparation and SLES team are ready to set you up for employment success!

Employment Preparation and SLES are NDIS supports which helps you to develop job skills and gain independence and confidence. You can access Employment Preparation support at any adult age and join the SLES program up to two years after you finish school.

Employment Preparation at Kurrajong

Employment Preparation support can help you successfully find and keep a job in the open or supported employment market.

We provide supported employment for people with disability who need ongoing support to find and keep a job. We also have a range of activities and courses that can help prepare you for working life depending on your interests, needs and skill level. We spend time getting to know our clients as individuals so we can tailor our Employment Preparation supports to suit their needs, as we recognise that everyone is an individual with unique needs and career goals.

With Employment Preparation support, you can choose to learn:

  • Employability skills like punctuality, acceptable workplace behaviour, personal presentation and resume building skills and interview techniques.
  • Travel Training includes learning what transport options are available to you, how to safely travel, license training and carpooling with workmates. We can also support you to get your drivers license
  • Workplace skills like teamwork, the importance of communication, why there is Work, Health and Safety in the workplace and what it means to you and training like First Aid and White Card.
  • How to search for jobs and work placements
  • We can also assist in finding you work placements and employment through our extensive network of local business contacts as well as our own businesses.

School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) at Kurrajong

We know that the transition from school to adult life is an important and often challenging time. It’s when teenagers are beginning to think of themselves as adults and decide what path they want to take for their life.

This can also be a nervous time for the support network of young adults with a disability as they support their loved one in navigating the transition to work.

We know that providing support to this network as well as the young adult is essential to making sure moving into work is a positive transition for everyone involved.

We take the time to sit and listen to the young adult and their support network and carers to ensure a strong plan is developed to reach their employment goals. We also schedule regular progress reviews to make sure we’re meeting the targets in our plan.

Through the SLES program, you will learn:

  • Employability skills like punctuality, acceptable workplace behaviour, personal presentation and resume building skills and interview techniques.
  • Travel Training includes learning what transport options are available to you, how to safely travel, license training and carpooling with workmates.
  • Workplace skills like teamwork, the importance of communication, why there is Work, Health and Safety in the workplace and what it means to you and training like First Aid and White Card.

A large and important part of the SLES program is supporting you through voluntary work experience. We’ll work with you to understand what your interests are and then work to find you a work placement with local employers. This is a great opportunity for you to try out some different jobs and decide what you like best, all while learning valuable skills.

NDIS Support Categories

  • Finding and Keeping a Job

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