Disability Services Sector Promoted as an Ideal Career Choice

Students from Gosford and Henry Kendall High Schools will participate in a special workshop designed to inspire them to apply their passions, skills and abilities to enrich lives by pursuing a career in the disability services sector.

ProjectABLE’s half day career workshop was designed by National Disability Services (NDS) and will be delivered for the fi rst time in Gosford on Thursday, December 11. The workshop will be delivered by local disability service provider Northcott in the Magnolia Room at Gosford Golf Club. “ProjectABLE aims to inform Year 10, 11 and 12 students about the range of career paths available within the disability services,” said Kathryn Leaney from Northcott, who delivers the workshop. “The workshop is run jointly by Northcott staff and people we support. “Staff share their insights into working in the sector and clients share their insights on receiving support from the sector and what kind of people they want to see working in the sector.” Kathryn said the workshop was another example of how the disability sector is planning for the future under a National Disability Insurance Scheme. “We know the disability sector workforce will need to almost double in the coming years as the NDIS rolls out. “Workshops like these are vitally important for both the future of this growing sector and the future direction that students from the Central Coast choose to take in their lives. “The workshop is interactive and offers a safe and structured environment to lead students through a mixture of activities and videos to provide them with greater insight into people with disabilities and working in the disability sector,” Kathryn said.

Media release, 8 Dec 2014
Ryan Young, Northcott