Looking for work, but not sure where to start?
We are here to help you learn new skills and get ready for work. We’ll connect you with different businesses across Australia for work experience and job opportunities. We can also help you prepare for work activities, brush up on your reading and maths skills, help you to get your driver’s licence, and obtain essential qualifications.
Just talk to our friendly team, and let’s get started on your journey to success!
Finding and Keeping a Job (FAKAJ) is a plan specific funding item given to eligible NDIS participants who are interested in entering the workforce.
Very similar in nature to Disability Employment Services, participants with Finding and Keeping a Job in their plan can receive help from trained employment consultants and support workers to strengthen and learn the skills required to find and keep a job.
Once your NDIS funding is approved, you’ll have the option to select a provider to assist you with your capacity building and job seeking activities. It’s important to note that not all NDIS providers can provide finding and keeping a job services – they must also be a registered Disability Employment Services provider like breakthru.
Once you’ve selected a provider, you can then access assistance for a variety of different job seeking activities, including:
• Access to vocational activities
• Help finding work experience opportunities
• On the job training and support
Key skills development, which may include:
• Time Management
• Money Handling
• Assistance obtaining industry qualifications, which may include:
• White Card
• Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG)
Depending on your level of funding and employment goals, our support staff are available to work with you on-site to ensure you feel comfortable and supported while at work.
To be eligible for finding and keeping a job, you must first be an eligible NDIS participant. When you’re applying for your NDIS plan (or during your review period), you should mention your goal to find and keep a job.
While not required, you can also ask your school to submit formal written evidence outlining any capacity building exercises they recommend. If this isn’t an option, you can also ask your current disability services provider for an impact statement, or a letter of recommendation from your preferred medical practitioner to help support your case.
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is funding specifically given to someone who has recently graduated, or will soon graduate high school. While there is a lot of similarity between the two services, SLES has a stronger focus on pre-employment skills like money handling, travelling independently and proper conduct in an interview.
Finding and Keeping a Job on the other hand is available to eligible NDIS participants no matter what age or stage of life you may be in. Finding and Keeping a Job can also assist with pre-employment skills, but has a slightly stronger focus on work experience and on-the-job supports. Often, participants who receive SLES will also receive Finding and Keeping a Job after their post-school supports have concluded.
Meet Taine, a young man who faced challenges with a positive spirit. With support from Breakthru’s School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) program and guidance from Josh, his support worker, Taine gained confidence. Today, he excels as the resident green thumb at Bunnings, demonstrating resilience and personal growth.
If you have a significant and permanent disability, injury or illness that affects your daily life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.
To start your application, call the NDIS at 1800 800 110.
If you need assistance, reach out to your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner, the local National Disability Insurance Agency, or Breakthru for support.
This may involve sharing details about your disability and how it affects your daily life.
Providing recent information and collaborating with your healthcare providers can strengthen your case for NDIS eligibility.
Once the Access Request decision is done, you'll receive a written notice of the decision.
Afterward, you'll meet with an NDIS community partner to determine the support level for your NDIS plan.
Call our friendly team on 1800 767 212 or simply fill this form and we will be in touch.
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Thank you to everyone for all your continuous support. This job has been amazing for both my mental and physical health, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.
Breakthru have done so much for me, they encouraged me, but they also made me do the work. I would say to anyone thinking of going with Breakthru to trust them. They really do get to know their clients and understand their potential.
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