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Specialised Supported Employment

  • Supports to assist Participants with employment where it beyond the requirements of employment services and employers.
  • Supports the Participant would require regardless of the activity they are undertaking (personal care, assistance with transport, assistive technology).

Moreover, the NDIS has identified that they will be responsible (through Partners in Community, in particular, the Local Area Coordinators) for building relationships with mainstream providers and the local community to improve their understanding of employment needs of people with disabilities.

Participants who identify employment as a goal, will not necessarily receive ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’ funds in their plan. Instead, they may be referred to mainstream supports and be assessed for their eligibility to meet Job Seekers Australia (JSA) access criteria. The exception will be people in transitioning Australian Disability Enterprises.

The NDIS has positioned itself to respond to Participant employment needs not currently met by other systems. They have made it explicitly clear that they will not fill the gaps that exist within current DSS and employer systems.

Undoubtedly, employment supports under the NDIS remains a very complex area. Participants, families and Millennium Disability Care will need greater clarity before they can navigate the two systems and understand where their support needs fit.

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Millennium Disability Care pays respect and acknowledgement to the Traditional Owners of the land upon on which we work and walk, to Elders past, present and emerging, and to the children who are so important to our future and vision for this country.

Our vision for reconciliation

MDC vision is of a society that respects and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of this nation, and is strengthened by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and identities.
We envisage a just and equitable Victoria, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same opportunities and quality of life as other Australians, and contribute their skills and knowledge to strengthen the community.
We recognise the dispossession, colonisation and marginalisation that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced and continue to experience, and the ongoing effects and barriers to opportunity this creates.
We wish to find ways to address and make some amends for this. We further seek to recognise, learn from, celebrate and help promote the strength, diversity and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and promote its potential to strengthen our society overall.
We believe the full potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can best be realised through empowered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities making decisions about their own futures, helping determine all policy that affects them and delivering a range of programs and services to communities. We commit to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help build self-determining and empowered communities.

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