What is Customised Employment?
Customised Employment is an individualised approach to vocational supports and services: one person at a time. The goal of Customised Employment is to tailor jobs to fit the skills, interests, strengths, and support needs of the individual, whilst meeting the needs of the business.
It can sometimes be challenging for people with disability to find employment in the open market, and mainstream job services such as Disability Employment Services’ and ‘Australian Disability Enterprises’ don’t always provide an appropriate option. Often people with disability who want to work are missing out because they don’t necessarily tick all of the boxes required to fulfil a traditional job role.
That’s why we offer customised employment exploration and transition services, which are designed to support people to discover their own unique skills and talents, and harness those talents to identify and create a job role or small business that is tailored specifically to them.
Job carving (Job creation)
Job carving is an approach that utilises the negotiation of a specific job designed to suit a person with a disability. The job design can include components of a number of duty statements and be selected according to the interests, skills and abilities of the person.
This can benefit both the organisation/business and the individual by aligning the strengths of the individual with the needs of the organisation. It requires providers to assist employers to undertake this process and work with them to match the employer’s needs and a job design that maximises the skills and abilities of the job seeker with a disability.
Employment options at Windarring
Supported Employment at our (ADE) Australian Disability Enterprise centres incl: Kyneton Copy Centre, Bendigo Recycling and Windarring Recycled Store in Castlemaine
Supported employment options within the community – We can provide customised Employment and Job Coaching options, to suit your individual support needs
Vocational training at Baynton Street, Kyneton
Vocational training at our retail outlets in Kyneton and Castlemaine
Vocational placements/Work Experience, with local business hosts – We can provide one on one support to achieve great outcomes
Community volunteering – Gain support to access work at charity shops or community-based organisations
Various accredited and pre-accredited course options Individualised Training and skill development, to assist you to find employment.
Linkage to ‘Disability Employment Support services’ (DES) and explore mainstream ‘Open’ employment
Windarring offers specialist employment options for people with disability in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Gisborne and Kyneton. We have qualified disability support workers who provide assistance to people with disability to work towards their employment goals. Each individual’s employment journey is different and unique.
Employment is a great opportunity to build on your life skills, hold a valuable sense of purpose, meet great people & build strong relationships with colleagues.
This can look like: (but is not limited to)
- Creating a unique employment plan specific to the person
- Identifying employment goals & pathways
- Building workplace skills such as time management, problem solving & positive communication
- Travel training
- Preparation for interviews
- Learning your rights as an employee
- And more!
Windarring offer supported open employment opportunities to those looking into working in the local community with the presence of a support worker when at work.
Supported open employment offers you support every step of the way. Supported open employment offers the same services as open employment, but also offers a support worker to be with you when you are working as a guide and support throughout your shift.
Volunteering is an excellent way to gain knowledge and build on your own skills when entering into the work force. It gives you a great idea of what employment pathway you may be interested in but having the opportunity to trial a number of different roles and tasks.
Windarring offer support to those who are interested in volunteering. Windarring can still provide support for those who are volunteering in getting you job ready and offer the support of open volunteering or supported volunteering.
Acknowledgement to country
Windarring acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples as the first inhabitants of the area and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.