Alkira, based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, supports people with an intellectual disability and their families. We pride ourselves on listening to the people we support, and as needs change, so too does Alkira, adapting to meet the needs of each individual. We have a range of services to ensure there is something for everyone – for school leavers particularly we recommend the following services.
Our post-secondary school tiered programs, Momentum, Pathways and Networks, all operate in conjunction with Box Hill Institute (RTO Code: 4687) and take place from their Nelson Road campus. They allow a furthering of education with accredited certificate courses, vocational experiences and voluntary work. These programs are outcomes driven with Momentum, Pathways and Networks graduates experiencing employment and volunteering opportunities, management of their money and budgets, utilising public transport and independence in the community, and even moving out of home.
Our School Leavers Employment Service (SLES), Skill Up with SLES, focuses on the development of all necessary skills to become part of the workplace community. This program aims to prepare young adults for entry into a Tertiary Institute or a DES (Disability Employment Service) provider. Skill Up with SLES provides support throughout the whole process. This could include planning a pathway to employment, getting ready for work and/or gaining work experience in open employment.
Our Community Employment Preparation Service Independent Me, as the name suggests, supports participants to increase their independence, whether that be through open employment and/or community participation. We have 10+ years experience supporting participants to take control with accessing the community and employment support. During this time, we have developed strong partnerships with businesses around the community.
For information about our range of other services visit our website www.alkira.org.au
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