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$4 million for jobs in northern Adelaide to support the NDIS rollout

Monday – 14 November 2016

Northern Adelaide

Job seekers and employers in northern Adelaide will benefit from a State Government skills and jobs initiative to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout.

The Disability Workforce Hub is a service in northern Adelaide that will connect job seekers with local employers, training providers and employment agencies to help fill local job opportunities in the disability sector.

The State Government has allocated $4 million over two years to support the initiative, with $2.1 million in 2016-17.

Jobs in the disability sector that will be supported through the Disability Workforce Hub include: direct support and allied health (including supported independent living), management and administration, human resources and Workplace and Health Safety, transport and fitness.

The hub will support the State’s transition to the NDIS, a fundamental reform to how disability care is delivered. Northern Adelaide will be the first region in South Australia where the NDIS will be available to adults from July 2017.

For more information about the Disability Workforce Hub, which is co-located at not for profit organisation, Northern Futures, in Elizabeth, call 1800 619 933.

Background

To meet the demand for NDIS services, the local workforce in northern Adelaide is forecast to double by 2018-19, increasing to up to 3500 full time equivalent (FTE) workers.

The Disability Workforce Hub is a partnership between Northern Futures; the State Government; National Disability Services SA (NDS) the peak organisation for disability service providers; the University of South Australia; and Flinders University.