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Workplace assistance

Employment for our young people is a big deal, don’t you think? It can be a huge step toward independence, adulthood, and participating in the community. Even just typing that gives me a proud worry knot in my stomach. Fortunately! The NDIS covers workplace assistance, which is essentially individualised support from the start to the future of your child’s job hunting. Think resume development, skill building, workplace adaptions, on-the-job support; the list goes on.

Let's delve into how workplace assistance can align with NDIS goals for participants and their families:

1. Hunting Down the Right Gig: The search for the perfect job can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but with a bit of help, finding suitable roles that match one's passion and skills becomes heaps easier.

2. Sprucing Up That Resume: Making that first impression counts. Crafting or polishing a resume to shine a spotlight on abilities and experiences can make all the difference in the world.

3. Nailing the Application: With a bit of guidance, filling out those applications, writing standout cover letters, and addressing what employers are looking for becomes a breezy affair.

4. Interview Game Strong: Prep makes perfect! Practicing answers, working on those nerves, and honing interview skills? Check, check, and check!

5. Buffing Up Skills: Whether it's getting savvy with a computer, enhancing communication techniques, or juggling time better, a little guidance can go a long way in upskilling for the job.

6. Tweaking the Workplace: Everyone's got their own groove, and sometimes that means adjusting the workspace a bit. This could mean bringing in ergonomic gear, assistive tech, or other nifty adaptations.

7. Know Your Rights: Knowledge is power. Getting the lowdown on workplace rights and responsibilities ensures one stands tall, knowing exactly what they're entitled to.

8. Boosting the Morale: A sprinkle of confidence can change the game. With the right coaching, self-belief gets that necessary boost, making the journey from job hunting to working a whole lot smoother.

9. To Share or Not to Share: Deciding if, when, and how to chat about one's disability to employers can be tricky. A bit of advice here ensures this decision feels just right.

10. Rubbing Shoulders: Building connections is like planting seeds for the future. Networking can open doors, introducing one to potential employers or folks in the industry.

11. Supporting On the Ground: Once the job's in the bag, the journey doesn't end. Ongoing support can help iron out any wrinkles, from settling in to taking on new responsibilities.

So, there you have it. Employment isn’t just about a paycheck, it's about growth, identity, and a sense of belonging. With the NDIS and workplace assistance, the road might be a tad bit smoother and the journey a touch more exciting.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.