Supports in Employment
If you are a person with a disability, who would like to work, make friends, earn money and become more independent, then Self Help Workplace might be the place for you.
Self Help Workplace has a range of different jobs, which include working with timber, working in the kitchen, selling second hand clothes, helping businesses with things like mail-outs, and helping people to keep their gardens neat and tidy.
We set a personal employment plan for every employee that looks at training needs and the type of jobs each employee wants to do.
You will be encouraged and supported to learn new skills for work and home. This might be: learning how to prepare food, maintain a kitchen garden, working in a team, reading and writing, being safe at work and operating machinery safely.
You can apply to work with us if you:
- are eligible for the NDIS
- have finished high school
- need support to keep a job
- can understand and follow instructions
- can use your hands to build, fold, seal, tie knots, etc.
- work well with others
- work safely
- attend to your own personal hygiene
- administer your own medication
What work is like at Self Help Workplace
Employees are paid a supported wage every fortnight and can work on a variety of tasks.
Our regular work hours are between 9am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday but new employees usually do not do more than 2 days a week to start.
We will discuss what days or hours suit you before you start. We provide on the job support and training to help you learn your job.
We will work with you all the time to help you achieve success in your personal employment plan.
You can also choose to learn life skills such as cooking, cleaning and reading in addition to learning your normal job.
We do not always have places available but you are welcome to tour the site and fill in an application form to go on the waiting list.
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- Check that you are eligible
- Ring to make a time to visit Self Help Workplace.
- Submit your application to work at Self Help Workplace
- Do some work experience