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feature In 2017, it is hard to argue against training someone who has the merits to enter medical training. politicians need to do more to protect the jobs of workers with disability. “The right to choose between working in open or supported employment must not be taken away from those people with disability who want to work,” Mr Rogers said. “If the Fair Work Commission makes the wrong decision, many thousands of workers with disability Disability Foundation of St George, percentage of the full rate – known as Afford, Our Voice Australia and a ‘pro rata’ wage rate. This is worked Sunnyfield Enterprises. out by using a wage assessment tool There are more than 180 ADEs in Australia. Each Disability Enterprise could be denied that right.” Organisations supporting the My which determines what proportion of the wage is paid to the employee. receives Federal Government funding The wage assessment tool Job Counts campaign are Flagstaff, to provide support for people with currently combines an assessment of Greenacres, The Disability Trust, disabilities. The level of funding productive output with a competency Endeavour Foundation, The Mai-Wel received depends on how much assessment, which measures the Group, Yumaro, Wangarang, Access, support the employee needs at work. employee’s skills, qualifications and Valley Industries, The Intellectual As for pay, these employees receive a job knowledge. Barkuma is a registered NDIS provider and have been assisting people with disability since 1967. Each day we work alongside South Australians with disabilities to find rewarding jobs, learn new skills and be included in the community. We offer supports in the following areas: HELP WITH YOUR OPEN EMPLOYMENT NDIS PLAN Qualit Quality of Lif Life SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT Coordination of NDIS support and provision of lifestyle services. Support to find and keep a job in mainstream employment. Support to learn new skills and maintain a job in a Barkuma owned business. IN YOUR SCHOOL IN YOUR HOME IN YOUR COMMUNITY Assisting sisting high school students pursure their life goals. Personalised living support Support to maintain an independent & healthy in indivdual and shared lifestyle. settings. Community For details call 8414 7100 or go to barkuma.com.au Inclusion linkonline.com.au employment 35