Careers in the disability sector
Joining the disability sector and advancing your career
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is creating a wealth of career opportunities for people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The National Disability Service Carecareers program provides information to people who might be interested in working in the disability sector about the wide range of career options available, and can help people who are already working in the disability sector find new job opportunities and advance their careers. Carecareers is a free online service which people can use to find out more about what disability sector roles might interest them, and to apply for local jobs.
Rewarding careers for young people
The National Disability Services projectABLE initiative offers fun, free workshops for Year 10, 11 & 12 students interested in exploring a career in the disability sector.
Increasing the number of Indigenous Australians working in the disability sector
The First People’s Disability Network is working with Indigenous communities, employment agencies, training organisations and other local stakeholders to increase the number of Indigenous Australians working in the disability sector.
For more information please visit the First People’s Disability Network website
Increasing the capacity of the mental health peer workforce
Peer support workers are a vital component of the mental health workforce. The Mental Health Council of Australia is working to identify the capacity development needs of mental health peer support workers and disseminate tools and resources to help peer support workers support NDIS participants with severe and persistent mental illness.