Disability service provider Cara is looking for 40 new staff due to increased demand for services as the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out across South Australia.
The new positions come as the State Government holds a series of expos across the State where people with disability and jobseekers can access information about the NDIS.
Disabilities Minister Leesa Vlahos said more than 500 people attended a recent expo at the Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre.
Cara Chief Executive Liz Cohen said demand for services is increasing and Cara is providing entry level full time positions in response.
Ms Cohen said there is also high need for disability workers in regional areas including Port Pirie, Kadina, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta and Mount Gambier.
Cara is one of South Australia’s largest disability-service providers, supporting more than 750 children and adults with disability and employing more than 900 staff.
Cara operates throughout the State including Adelaide, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln.
At full rollout, the State Government will contribute $723 million annually to the scheme, with an estimated 32,000 South Australians forecast to receive support packages compared to 17,000 pre-NDIS. This is expected to create more than 6000 new jobs in the sector.
For more information about the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au. For more details about the expos visit www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au/news-and-events/events
Quotes attributable to Disabilities Minister Leesa Vlahos
The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, giving people real choice over the services they receive.
It also means a doubling of investment in the disability sector to $1.5 billion each year in South Australia and this will create 6000 new jobs.
Cara is an example of this new investment and growth in the sector and I’m pleased to see them offering new careers to South Australians who are eager to work in the disability sector.
I encourage anyone who is looking for reliable and rewarding work to consider applying for one of the many positions on offer at Cara and other providers across the State.
Quotes attributable to Cara Chief Executive Liz Cohen
Under the NDIS, customers with disability are individually allocated funding for supports required and Cara is able to provide additional services in response to the needs of customers.
We value our staff and want them to have long and fulfilling careers with us, and so we offer continuous training and opportunities for advancement into management and office-based roles.
Cara is a values-driven organisation and our promise is ‘we find possible’ so we’re looking for ‘possible people’ with the right values who want to make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with disability.