MRC’s Careers in Disability (CARE) is funded by Skills Tasmania and is designed specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people to enable them to secure sustainable employment in the disability sector.
The program provides training, workplace tours, career mentoring and employment pathways. Guidance to VET participation and the attainment of accredited units of study to gain meaningful work placements and wrap around support pre and post employment is also given.
CARE is responding to needs specifically identified by local employers who are experiencing difficulty sourcing staff with relevant skills, both formal and informal, to deliver appropriate and reliable care to their disability clients. This program is a proactive response to the introduction of NDIS.
Program participants receive a range of non-accredited training units including job readiness, accredited units of study relevant to the disability and caring sector, on the job work experience in ‘buddy shifts’ that are well supported by the program co-ordinator.
The benefits of this study and training include a reduction in social isolation and opportunities to mix with people of many cultural backgrounds. Participants in previous programs have enjoyed participating with people of many cultures with most intakes a mix of people from Middle Eastern, African and Asian backgrounds.
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If you are interested in participating in the CARE program and working in the disability sector, please contact us for more information or to register your interest.
This program concludes in August 2020 with the last intake in May 2020.