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Employment Services

Vinnies NSW offers disability employment services to connect you to meaningful work opportunities.

A job can be for more than just making money. It can be a context to make new friends, pursue further training and become more independent. At Vinnies NSW, we can support you to find the right job and keep it.

Supports in Employment

The NDIS can fund supports in your plan to help you with day-to-day tasks related to maintaining employment. This is called ‘Supports in Employment’ and is for people who need extra assistance because of their disability. This support is available for participants working in a wide range of workplace settings including:

  • Private enterprise
  • Not-for-profit
  • Public sector
  • Family business
  • Self-employment
  • Social enterprise
  • Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)


Supports in Employment cover things such as:

  • Employment related assessment and counselling
  • Workplace assistance
  • School leave employment supports.
  • If you have ‘Supports in Employment’ funding in your plan, Vinnies NSW can assist you, even if you are employed by another business or service. This assistance can be provided in a number of ways, depending on your situation and employment goals. For example, you may need assistance on-the-job or to develop your skills to be more independent. We can support you in your current workplace, or through one of our ADEs.

Australian Disability Enterprises

Vinnies NSW operates three ADEs located in Stanmore, West Ryde, and Coonamble. Stanmore and West Ryde operate as ‘Ozanam Industries’, which has a range of services including packing, assembling, and dispatching. Our Coonamble Centre operates as ‘Castlereagh Industries’ which is a textile recycling business.

All participants employed at the ADEs are supported both individually and in group settings to develop skills and confidence in a variety of tasks. Vinnies NSW also works with each participant to develop an ‘Individualised Employment Plan’. The Individualised Employment Plans ensure participants are supported with their employment goals and have access to new opportunities.

To find out more about how you can engage Ozanam Industries or Castlereagh Industries as a supplier of services and support the ongoing employment of people with a disability check out their website at  https://www.ozanam.org.au/index.html 

To find out about employment opportunities please visit our employment page or fill in the form below to discuss further with our friendly staff:

Employment Services Form

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