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Finding a job can be a daunting task for anyone. Added complications like stigma, physical barriers and discrimination can diminish confidence and make this process even harder for a person with disability.

There is so much that you, a person with disability can bring to a workplace - fresh ideas, new perspective and a wealth of knowledge and skills. These resources below are a starting point on your job journey so you can find the ideal job for you.

Step 1. Speak to the NDIS

If you haven’t already, get listed with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  in your area to find out how they can support you both live an ordinary life and get the job support you need. Find out more about how the NDIS in NSW can support you. You can also access Transition to work programs through The NDIS and they can connect you with an array of service providers and assist you with your CV.

Step 2. Get prepared for Employment

The NSW Employment Enablement Strategy is a three-year disability employment initiative which aims to increase employment outcomes for people with disability in NSW. The Strategy has two main components:
* Provide employment preparedness through Employment Enablement Packages, and
* Build the capacity of businesses to employ people with disability.

Find out more about the Employment Enablement Packages here or view the Employment Enablement Strategy on the Ageing, Disability and Home Care website.

Read about the Transition To Work program  on the Ageing, Disability and Home Care website.
To register for the Transition to Work program, fill out the form.

Step 3. Contact an Agency for Employment Support

NOVA Employment provides a free supported employment program with specialist job seeking assistance and post placement support. This includes opportunities such as apprenticeships, job clubs, and transition to work programs, advice blogs and a plethora of other disability employment services. Visit NOVA Employment and get in touch with one of their career support specialists.
Australian Network on Disability provide PACE mentoring, a mentoring scheme for job seekers with disability and there’s also a program called Stepping Into, a paid internship for final and penultimate year students with disability to check out.

Other useful resources:
Ability Options
Ostara Australia
WISE Employment
House with no Steps - Disability Services 
Epic Assist
Lifestyle Solutions - Disability Supports
Care Careers
Disability Employment Services
CHESS Employment

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