Oakdale Enterprises is partnering with the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice to introduce an innovative employment approach called, Customised Employment.
We have been fortunate to receive $338 000 for the project through the Economic Participation of People with Disability grants, as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program.
The project aims to demonstrate that transformation from a traditional Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) model to a Customised Employment approach is achievable within an NDIS market.
Customised Employment (CE) process is client driven, and is about developing relationships and building capacity.
The project will develop staff capacity through train the trainer education on a CE approach. It will targeting Tasmanian NDIS Participants who have a goal to transition to open employment, including those currently in supported employment at a traditional ADE.
The project will use and build upon existing evidence gained from overseas CE approaches, in particular US enterprises. It will involve participants and families and create meaningful employment outcomes.
After the 12 month project, Oakdale Enterprises will share experiences and outcomes with the broader ADE sector.