Finding and Keeping a Job

Capacity building supports to help you find employment

Looking for work, but not sure where to start?

Our finding and keeping a job services are designed to help you learn new skills so you can build your capacity and get job ready. As a registered NDIS provider, we have over 25 years of experience providing capacity building and supported employment services to hundreds of people with disability across Australia. 

Whether you want to work independently on the open market or need a bit of support while at work, we can help. By accessing our finding and keeping a job services, we can connect you with a variety of businesses throughout Australia for both work experience and potential employment.

We can also help you prepare for work activities, refresh your training in literacy and numeracy, obtain your driver’s licence and other mandatory qualifications. Simply talk to one of our friendly staff to begin your breakthru today.

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Finding and Keeping a Job Supports

Our supports are tailored to your needs, goals and circumstances. Whether you’re looking to develop your skills and tackle the open job market or need a bit of on the job support, breakthru are here to help. Some of our services include:

Interview & Resume Preparation

When you’re ready, we can help you design a great resume and conduct mock interview to better prepare you for a real-world job seeking experience.

Time Management

We work closely with our participants so they can learn how to plan ahead, prioritise tasks, work to time limits and take appropriate breaks to manage stress.

Work Experience

If you want to test the waters and find a job that’s right for you, we can help you secure work experience through our network of local partners and employers.

Travel Assistance

We’ll help you better understand the public transport system, how to identify bus or train routes and navigate independently so you can confidently access the community.

Training & Education

Whether you’re interested in construction, hospitality or security, we’ll help you achieve the industry qualifications needed to get your foot in the door and start your career.

Budgeting

To help you gain more independence, we’ll teach you the skills you need to effectively manage money and budget so you can live comfortably and save toward future goals.

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What is Finding and Keeping a Job (FAKAJ)?

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.

What does finding and keeping a job involve? 

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
    • Travelling
    • 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. 

How do I get finding and keeping a job in my NDIS plan?

To be eligible for finding and keeping a job, you must first be eligible for an NDIS plan. When you’re applying for an NDIS plan (or during your review period), you should mention a desire to find and keep a job. 

While not required, you can also request 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