Supported Employment means you are employed in a Barkuma owned business (Australian Disability Enterpise). Working in this environment is a great way to develop your skills, confidence and experience, all while earning a wage.
At our business you will receive wages, have set hours of work, leave entitlements, superannuation and other benefits. You will have a job description and participate in an annual appraisal process.
We have two locations, one at Elizabeth and one at Holden Hill.
If you haven’t worked in a supported environment before we can offer work experience. This can help you adjust to working life and decide if supported employment is right for you.
Training and Development
We offer a range of training opportunities that result in nationally recognised qualifications. If you wish to move into mainstream employment (employed by someone other than Barkuma) we will refer you to our employment service.
How do I access this support?
To qualify for supported employment at Barkuma you must be:
- Be 16 years old
- Have an intellectual disability
- Be willing to undertake an unpaid work experience placement
- Be eligible for a Disability Support Pension (DSP)
- Have a current NDIS plan with ‘Finding & Keeping a Job’ as a goal of employment
- Be seeking full-time employment
- Meet assessment requirements.
For More Information
Download the 'Supported Employment' Brochure (PDF, 549kb).
If you are interested in our Supported Employment service call (08) 8252 8666, email email@example.com or fill out the form below.