St Vincent Industries offers paid employment and nationally recognised training to people with a disability, in an environment that provides the support they need reach their potential in the workplace. Our location, in North Hobart, with its proximity to public transport, shops, banking and other necessary amenities, allows our employees to work in one of the more vibrant areas of Hobart.
We are committed to lifelong learning for all our employees and place great emphasis on the annual reviews of Individual Employment Plans (IEP). These plans allow us to identify an individual’s ongoing training needs and opportunities for career advancement. The scope of the IEP includes the move into “open employment”, if desired, and personal goals and interests. We use the plan to identify ways we can create pathways into new areas for our employees.
At St Vincent Industries we understand the importance fitness and friends play in a healthy lifestyle, so to promote both physical fitness and community involvement we started Team SVi. Team SVi is now in it’s fifth year and all involved have taken part in many walking and running events. The B&E Run the Bridge 5 km walk, the Round the River Run, the City to Casino, the Cadbury Marathon and the Mothers Day Classic. To prepare for these events, Team SVi walks once a week in the warmer months.
The SVi supported employees have a Workers Committee that operates independently of management. It consists of 8 elected supported employees who meet every month to discuss workplace issues. The initiative behind the Workers Committee is to develop the principal of “independence through employment”. All employees are encouraged to submit topics for discussion via an agenda book and an anonymous suggestion box, whilst a sub-committee of three members meets with the CEO on a monthly basis to assess WHS risks around the work site.
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The agency will work with you to identify supports you need to live your life. Supports may help you achieve goals in many aspects of your life, including independence, employment involvement in your community, education and health and wellbeing.
The NDIS gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime. Talk to us about whether you need to be a participant in the NDIS to be employed by St Vincent Industries.