Employment Support

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Down Syndrome WA have developed a wide range of government and local business contacts and we work to assist people with Down syndrome to gain employment.

Down Syndrome WA worked together with the Department of Training and Workforce Development to have the Certificate II in Customer Engagement registered as a traineeship. The idea behind this project was for people with Down syndrome to be able to access mainstream employment while accessing vocational training and being supported on the job.

We advocate for people with Down syndrome looking to gain open employment and will work with you to help you achieve your employment goals. We may be able to provide one on one, on the job support through your NDIS plan, and we will work with you to find the supports required to retain employment.

Other NDIS funded services

Get Ready for Work: Capacity building skills program

As registered NDIS providers we offer services for people with Down syndrome seeking to gain skills and readiness for open employment. DSWA will work with you to help you achieve your employment goal through our accessible Get Ready for Work program.

This program will help you gain knowledge, skills and confidence to set and achieve your employment goals.

 Our experts can work with you to complete a discovery process to explore what work would mean for you. We will help you to create a ready for work folio, containing a personal pathway plan, a positive employment profile and a visual resume. We will train you in what makes a successful interview and will help you build essential foundation skills for work. This includes workplace expectations, dress, interacting with colleagues and behaviour in the workplace. 

Accessible for any working age participant interested in exploring an open employment pathway. Resources available in Easy Read.

For more information, please contact our NDIS Employment Manager on (08) 9368 4002 or email: emily@downsyndromewa.org.au

NDIS Planning considerations

DSWA will offer services support under the Capacity Building category of Finding and Keeping a job: Assistance to access and maintain employment. You must have an employment goal in your plan.