AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY ENTERPRISE (ADE)

You can be employed in a Barkuma owned business (Australian Disability Enterpise) as a ‘supported employee’. This type of employment support is NDIS funded. Working in this environment is a great way to develop your skills, confidence and experience, and meet like minded people. You will receive a wage, have set hours of work, leave entitlements, superannuation and other benefits.

WHAT TO EXPECT

LOOKING FOR WORK

  • Come on a tour of the factory
  • Chat about how you are paid, and how many days you want to work
  • Do work experience in the factory, learn about different roles
  • What are you good at, and what support and training do you need?

STARTING YOUR JOB

  • You will be given a role based on your skills and interests
  • We will set goals with you
  • You will learn how to be safe at work
  • You will have a buddy to help show you the role

KEEPING YOUR JOB

  • You will have daily support to help you do your job the best you can
  • You will learn about money and your rights
  • Learn about communication and teamwork
  • Learn about expectations of having a job
  • We support you to develop skills and increase earning capacity

GROWING YOUR CAREER

  • This job doesn’t have to be your forever job
  • We will regularly review your goals and progress
  • You will be supported to develop skills to move into open employment
  • We will support you to achieve your career goals

GET STARTED

To work in our factories you must:

  • Be 17 years or older
  • Have a developmental or intellectual disability
  • Have a current NDIS plan with the goal of “Finding & Keeping a Job”
  • Able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week or up to 71.25 hours per fortnight
  • Be an Australian Resident
  • Undergo a National Police Clearance
  • Willing to accept & work within Barkuma’s Australian Disability Enterprise support model

Contact the Intake Team on 8414 7100

“It’s more than just a job, you develop skills and learn new things. If it wasn’t for Barkuma I wouldn’t be where I am today.”