Who do we support?
If you are aged 18 years or older, have a disability and want a job either in Afford’s Supported Employment Enterprises or would like to find a job in the open market through the support of our Employment Consultants, our experienced staff can guide you.
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School Leavers Program (SLES)
Disability Employment Service (DES)
Have you recently finished school?
The transition from school to the workplace is an exciting change that can come with a mix of emotions. Afford is here to help you strengthen the skills you need for entering the workplace and discover the path that’s right for you.
Our SLES program will equip you with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to enter work or further training with confidence. Whether you’re eager to join the workforce straight away, or are thinking of doing some further study or training.
We connect you to employers in different industries
Our Trainers will open you to a world of opportunities through work experience, internship opportunities and industry visits.
At each industry visit you can meet employers, see what a day in their life looks like and get some hands-on training, whether its retail, farming, customer service, hospitality or entertainment, we will give you a taste of different industries so you can decide what career path is right for you.
We help you get ready for the world of work
We help you get ready for the world of workOur team listen to your goals and together we develop a personalised plan which we regularly review with you and your circle of support which includes;
For people with a disability who need a little bit of extra support on the job, we have many Australian Disability Enterprises throughout Sydney including Minchinbury, Ingleburn, Marrickville, Minto and Prestons. In our ADEs, you can find a job to suit your skills in a variety of areas such as packaging, labelling, shrink wrapping, mailing, bundling and so much more.
Our Supported Employment offers you so much more than just a job – you will learn new skills, make friends, belong to a community and have fun! Our ADEs employ over 483 supported staff across our 5 sites. Afford’s ADE employees gain a sense of purpose, fulfilment and independence through their job. Our supervisors at the workplaces are trained in working with staff who have varying levels of skill and abilities.
Need training to get started?
Whether you need a forklift license, first aid training or a white card, our trainers and supervisors will provide you with support every step of the way.
Who can find a Supported Employment Role at Afford?
Anyone with a Disability Support Pension (DSP) and an NDIS plan can apply for a Supported Employment Role. This funding will cover all support you will receive in the workplace throughout your employment with an Australian Disability Enterprise.
– Chris Terry, Afford Australian Disability Enterprise Employee
We’ll support you to find a job you will love
Afford’s Disability Employment Services (DES) will assist you to find and keep a job in the workforce.Afford’s Disability Employment Services (DES) will assist you to find and keep a job in the workforce.If you are looking for work, our Employment Consultants can assist you to put together an employment pathway plan that will help you find work and support you to achieve your employment goals.
We will assist you by:
– Paul, Afford DES Employee