With a growing demand for disability support workers, the Andrews Labor government is launching a new campaign to help develop a strong and skilled disabled workforce – to help all Victorians get the help they need. need and deserve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Minister of Disability, Aging and Caregivers, Luke Donnellan, today launched the Work that counts campaign to boost recruitment but also to celebrate these incredible workers and the customers whose lives they enrich on a daily basis.
The way people with disabilities access support is changing and the campaign is vital to supporting the growing number of Victorians participating in NDIS to get the support they deserve.
Data shows that more than 10,000 additional disability support workers will be needed in Victoria by 2024 as part of NDIS.
The campaign – which will run on radio, print and online – is part of the Labor government’s $ 26 million workforce plan for NDIS, Keeping our sector strong, to support the federal government, which is responsible for NDIS.
The campaign includes a new online center with resources and information to support newcomers to the disability sector, help current employees advance in their careers and employers recruit workers.
It also builds on the launch of the first National Disability Worker Regulatory Program, with the registration of Victorian workers starting July 1 of this year.
The Labor government is contributing more than $ 2.8 billion this fiscal year as part of our contribution to NDIS.
The government is also providing more opportunities for Victorians to improve their skills or start working in the disability sector through the exclusive free TAFE program, which includes specialized courses in individual support, mental health, community services, disability and health. paramedic.
To learn more about the campaign and explore the possibilities, visit vic.gov.au/workthatmatters.
As stated by Minister of Disability, Aging and Caregivers Luke Donnellan
“Disability support workers do not work that counts – help tens of thousands of Victorians live the life they want. “
“As more Victorians join NDIS, it is essential that the disability support workforce grows to provide people with the high quality support they need and deserve. “
As stated by Employment Minister Jaala Pulford
“Whether you want to work full time or just a few hours a week, disability support work offers opportunities statewide to make a real difference in someone’s life.