2017 Transition to Work (TTW) applications open

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Transition to Work (TTW) program is an individualised one to two year program that supports young adults with a range of intellectual, physical, behavioural and sensory disabilities to maximise their strengths and explore their employment and/or education options. 

Participants can take part in engaging work experience, gain practical life skills, and guidance around future career and education opportunities. 

How can Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s TTW program support you?

Our TTW team supports young people and school leavers to develop skills and confidence required to pursue their job interests and improve their community inclusion by providing:

  • Engaging work experience opportunities through Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s corporate partners (e.g. coding, technical, social enterprises and start-ups)  

  • Mentorship and training opportunities with relevant industries   

  • Pre-employment and practical life skills programs (e.g. personal grooming, catching public transport; handling money etc.)  

  • Each participant with an individualised program tailored to their abilities and interests   

  • Support to co-ordinate on-the-job training and/or work experience opportunities  

  • Practical guidance to assist participants completing their TAFE or university studies  

  • Advocacy on behalf of participants as they transition into employment 
     

Who is eligible? 

By now many NSW students with a disability will have been assessed by their school and received confirmation of their eligibility to participate in a post school options program.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s post school options programs are suitable for school leavers and young people with a disability who:   

  • Have recently left school or currently completing Year 12  

  • Have moderate to high support needs  

  • Require assistance to gain skills and access tertiary education  

  • Have been assessed by FACS as being eligible to participate in a post school program  

  • Able to work in paid employment or wish to undertake approved study to achieve employment  

 

NDIS support categories for post school options programs 

The NDIS funds ‘reasonable and necessary supports’ that help a participant to reach their goals, objectives and aspirations.

The NDIS is now referring to Transition to Work (TTW) and other post school option programs as School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES). SLES is a new ‘reasonable and necessary support’ for Year 12 school leavers, to assist them transition from school and into employment. 

 

What does this mean for participants? 

This means that it’s now possible for young people and school leavers seeking post school options assistance to refer to a range of supports (that don’t directly refer to employment support) in their NDIS plan. 

Participants in some NDIS areas can have SLES and other reasonable and necessary funded supports in their NDIS plan.   

Supports may include: 

  • Work experience generally in open employment 

  • Job site training, travel training 

  • Activities that contribute to achieving an employment outcome and linkages to ongoing employment support. 

Details regarding SLES can be found under Support Category 3.10 in the current NDIS price guide. 

You can view the guide here. 

 

How can Cerebral Palsy Alliance support you? 

Our TTW team can meet with you and your family to discuss a range of post school options that reflect the interests, aspirations and capabilities of you or your child.  

They can also support you with your NDIS plan by helping you define the SLES support categories that are most relevant to your needs before you meet with your NDIS planner. 

To make an appointment with our team, please phone 9413 3400 or email Teigan Butchers 

 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is listed by the NDIS as a registered provider of School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES).  

First year roll out participants/clients 

If you were in the first year roll out (and are approved for post school options), your NDIS plan will be approved by January for the start of 2017. 

Your plans will include the SLES support (SLES – Support Category 3.10) 

Second year roll out participants/clients  

If you are in the second year of the roll out (and are approved), you won’t yet have your NDIS plan. Therefore, you will start 2017 with Transition to Work funding from ADHC.  

Cerebral Palsy Alliance locations 

CHATSWOOD 

Suite 304, Level 3, 13 Spring Street, Chatswood NSW 2065 

Phone: (02) 9413 3400 

 

PARRAMATTA 

Suite 1, Level 1, 17-21 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 

Phone: (02) 9635 7600 

 

ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS

187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights NSW 2100

Phone: (02) 9975 8000