By Brendan Rees
National Disability Services (NDS) is excited to be part of the Jobs Fair coming to Berwick in July.
Funded by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, the Jobs Fair brings together potential employers with local students and people looking to make a career in disability services.
NDS Project Coordinator, Tom Aberdeen said “The previous Jobs Fairs have seen hundreds of job seekers and students attend and seek out positions advertised on ‘Jobs Boards’. A significant number of attendees have left with further meetings and even job interviews arranged!”
With the disability workforce predicted to grow by 40 per cent by the end of 2019 and the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) completed in Victoria by 1 July, a key concern for disability service providers is to attract and retain quality staff.
Organisations can promote their employment opportunities to local community members and students who are exploring career pathways.
Key staff from Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), NDIS and Health and Community Services (HACSU) will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the sector.
The Jobs fair is free for exhibitors and job seekers, with door prizes being drawn throughout the event.
“We also hope the Jobs Fair will help to dispel myths about the disability sector,” Mr Aberdeen said.
“There are fantastic opportunities available in a vast range of fulfilling and meaningful jobs, which can lead to a career contributing to the community and making a difference in the lives of people with disability.”
The Berwick Jobs Fair will be held on Wednesday, 17 July from 10am to 2pm at Building J (The Health Building) of Chisholm TAFE Berwick Campus.