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Whyalla residents urged to consider a career in the disability sector

Wednesday – 11 October 2017

Eyre and Western

Whyalla residents are urged to consider a career in the disability sector ahead of next months National Disability Insurance Scheme Whyalla Expo.

Community Support is currently seeking 25 new employees in Whyalla to meet the demand generated by the NDIS and expects significant further job opportunities over the next 12 months.

Up to 450 new jobs are expected to be created across the Eyre and Western region and a number of local disability service providers are currently hiring.

The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation social and economic reform that will deliver Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live a rewarding life.

A range of disability service providers, along with representatives from the National Disability Insurance Agency, the State Government and training providers will attend Whyalla Health & Leisure Centre – YMCA at 5 Racecourse Road, Whyalla Norrie on Wednesday, 22 November.

With 6000 jobs to be created as the NDIS is rolled out throughout South Australia, people who are interested in a career in the disability sector are also encouraged to attend.

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Community Support Inc provides tailored support services to almost 1000 people living with disability, mental illness and ageing across South Australia every day.

The State Government’s NDIS Community Expos are being held across the state to give people with disability, their families and carers, along with job seekers, the opportunity to talk directly with disability service providers to learn more about the scheme.

Launched in May, the 23 community expos are a central part of a $1.35 million State Government commitment to ensuring the South Australian community is informed about the NDIS and its benefits for people with disability.

14 expos have already been held in regions including metropolitan Adelaide, the Limestone Coast, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, and the Murray Mallee, with more than 2,000 people in total attending.

The State Government’s commitment to informing South Australians about the NDIS has already reached about 700,000 people through social media since the start of the roll out to South Australia adults, and more than 300,000 promoting the expos.

Community Support have spoken to hundreds of people at the NDIS Community Expos across the State. The Expos have been hugely successful in providing vital information to both NDIS participants and people currently employed in the sector or considering a career in support work.