Funding now available to help people with a disability enter the workforce

28-Jan-2016

Mai-Wel is delighted to announce they are a provider of the Employment Enablement Packages as part of the NSW Government’s Employment Enablement Strategy which focuses on increasing the social and economic participation of people with a disability in NSW.

The Employment Enablement Packages are for individuals who have an intellectual disability, aged between 30 – 55 with the goal of moving into employment or further education. The packages provide funding to help individuals achieve their employment and vocational goals.

Kyllie Tegg, Service Area Manager for Employment Services at Mai-Wel, believes this is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have not previously had the chance to prepare for employment.

“This program will support people who are not currently being assisted through a disability employment service or not accessing any formal process for achieving a work outcome”, said Ms Tegg. 

“It is an amazing opportunity for a cohort of people who traditionally may not have been considered for employment. It is an opportunity to think big to create greater opportunities for social and economic participation for people with a disability”. 

Employment Enablement Packages are funded for a 12 month period with the aim of supporting the person with a disability to develop an Individual Employment Plan, provide work-based training to support the individual to gain job skills and to link the individual with work experience and vocational education. Mentoring and other on-the-job supports will be also provided to help transition into the early phase of employment.

The packages also aim to build the capacity of businesses to employ people with a disability through accessing support from organisations such as Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS). MWLFS is a specialist employment service that assists people with a disability or those who experience disadvantage, to find and keep a job, while helping employers meet their labour needs.

Funded places in the program are limited, for more information please phone Kyllie Tegg on (02) 4934 3144.  The packages are at no-cost to participants. 

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

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