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good, skilled, talented people What has been your organisation’s workshops for people with disability. to work in our sector and for our experience to date with the NDIS? These workshops enabled people to organisation is essential and is Clients across many of our meet representatives from the NDIA always a challenge – but I think existing services have successfully and raise questions and concerns we have an amazing staff. The transitioned to us under the NDIS directly. These successful workshops various teams across NSW and scheme and many more are part- as well as our own client pre- Queensland work extremely well way through the process. We planning guide and supports have together and provide great service. have revamped our processes and helped people navigate the system. The third issue is learning to work systems, including our IT systems, in a different way. As I said, we may to effectively meet the information act effectively in a leaner way in a needs associated with operating in new environment. In some cases an NDIS environment. We learnt a to benefit people with disability? it means competing against for- lot transitioning our older clients We have equal opportunity ratios profit organisations that operate into the consumer-directed care in place for gender and sexual differently. For example, we will environment and have been able to preference – we need to have that have to have better engagement apply this knowledge and cultural for all forms of disability. We need to with our customers because if we shift to our disability services. ensure that people with disability get want to keep providing services, We know that navigating change as much of a crack at jobs as people we need to communicate better is often difficult for clients so without disabilities, so if I were prime and more often. we have held a number of major minister, I’d institute that. If you were Prime Minister for the day, what one thing would you do Making Jobs Possible Surround yourself with people that believe in You • • • • Choose your career options One to one tailored programs Confidential & expert advice Supports designed to meet the workplace environment Let us help you reach your full potential, it all starts with a call, phone (08) 7325 0027 For over 20 years MJP Employment Services take action to get people with intellectual or learning disabilities into long term jobs. www.mjpemploymentservices.com.au linkonline.com.au Start Your Career Journey with MJP Now industry 47