Community Living Australia
Community Living Australia is excited to have our PEER2PEER mentorship program up and running in Southern Metro Adelaide!
PEER2PEER is an innovative program employing people living with a disability to be mentors of other people with disability.
The project aims to provide an inclusive pathway to employment for people living with a disability. Once employed, they can share their experiences with others in a peer mentor role — developing both their skills and the skills of the person they are mentoring.
People who have registered to be mentors in the program have access to and are supported within the program by;
- Attending training developed and presented by the South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability in partnership with Community Living Australia
- Participating in a supported work induction process with Community Living Australia
- Having access to Job Descriptions and other documents written in a plain English or an easy-read format
- Having access to a supported First Aid Course
After completing all employment requirements, participants are then employed as mentors with Community Living Australia — on full standard industry wages!
As well as providing employment opportunities and skill-building for the mentors, PEER2PEER also helps participants (mentees) gain confidence and life skills, play sport, participate in the community or learn to live more independently.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Kulinski is passionate about increasing the number of people living with disability employed by Community Living Australia and within the broader sector, providing opportunities and recognising the skills and strengths of everyone in the community.
“People with disability, as valued and contributing members of our broader community, deserve the right and the opportunity to be equal economic participants and to be paid fairly for the skills and value they can provide to our community. The PEER2PEER program is a step in the right direction. I am proud to be part of an organisation like Community Living Australia, where we can start to break down some of the barriers people with disability face in society.”
Mentor KP, who is Autistic, said of the project, "Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity, I've already learnt so much too not just about being a mentor to a mentee but about myself and my own weaknesses and strengths."
Utilise the Program:
Community Living Australia is now looking for people living with a disability who are over the age of 16 and living in Southern Metro Adelaide to utilise the program and our paid mentors.
If you or a person you care for would like to be or would benefit from being mentored by another person with disability, get in touch!
As a mentee, you get to be part of the process, being supported to choose a mentor suited to you, which will help you achieve your NDIS goals.
The cost of PEER2PEER is aligned with the NDIS price guide and can be completely paid for with a range of NDIS funding types.
If you would like to register to be part of the PEER2PEER program or would like more information, visit www.claust.com.au/events/peer2peer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 8536 5888.
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Community Living Australia,
31 Beach Road,
Christies Beach 5165