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Improving Employment Outcomes
DSC is working with a number of Australia's leading DES & ADE providers to successfully develop new NDIS funded disability employment services.
DSC consultants have disability employment experience and skills (not just theory) so talk to us about how we can assist you in this area of uncertain and at times, random change.
EMPLOYMENT: SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
Ann is the very model of a modern Major General, a woman who gets stuff done at DSC with serious NDIS commercial smarts and an inimitable straightforward style. She has worked in the disability, mental health, and aged care sectors for over 25 years in a diverse range of management roles for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Prior to joining DSC, Ann led the transition of a national organisation to the NDIS, developing Core, Capacity Building & SDA services in trial and rollout sites. Ann has first-hand experience with system and process review, acquisitions, the integration of merged/acquired services and the NDIS registration process across four states,
Ann has established and run a number of social enterprises and her experience includes designing, creating and implementing new services and products across employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training.
Matthew is a Brisbane based consultant with extensive experience across the community, government and private sectors. He is passionate about helping organisations embrace change, pursue authentic partnerships with their customers and have the conversations that matter.
Matthew’s previous roles include managerial positions in the human services sector, leading government teams to develop quality systems and lecturing in management and planning. This diverse background enables him to respond to the particular needs and circumstances of a client.
Despite evidence to the contrary, Matthew still holds out hope that St Kilda can win a second AFL Premiership.
INSIGHT IN ACTION
We've taken the hard work our of deciphering the differences in Disability Employment funding streams and programs. Below are some of our fabulous Employment resources:
This in-house workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging disability employment funding landscape, mapping where NDIS meets DES and exploring the emerging opportunities for truly innovative service design.
One of the most exciting promises of the NDIS was that it would lead to an increase in employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Faye explore why the number of plans with employment supports is so low and what we can do to ensure participants understand their options.
We have been searching high and low to answer your (and our) questions about what exactly School Leavers Employment Supports are and how on earth it works. This article provides the SLES 101, so that you and your organisations know what to expect in the school leavers space.
There are many sources of support people with disabilities can utilise when seeking employment. Ann explores the different services available, and how providers and participants can navigate them.
The snippets of information fed to DES providers on Budget Night 2017 did little more than bring further uncertainty to the sector. Perhaps the answer to better work outcomes lies somewhere buried deeply in the NDIS and the tragically under-utilised employment supports, writes John Donnon.
The 2017 Budget was touted as the moment we would finally know the policy intentions of the government for job seekers receiving DES supports. The reality was far more underwhelming, writes John Donnon.
Operating an ade?
DSC understands the challenges and complexities associated with operating commercial social enterprises under the NDIS. That’s why we have put together a strong team of Consultants with business and commercial expertise combined with sector knowledge and NDIS expertise to work with you.
DSC appoints a team of consultants to work with key staff, management and boards of Australian Disability Employment Services to address the key risks and opportunities identified through the ADE Self-Assessment Tool. We use a collaborative skill building approach throughout the project, providing organisations with the best opportunity to grow and thrive in the NDIS.
What we do
DSC is where NDIS expertise lives. Check out the links below to find out more about our specialist NDIS work.