MORE than 1550 jobs are expected to be created in the disability sector in the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula regions over the next three years.
A report by the National Disability Insurance Agency on the impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme says the number of people working in disability care is expected to double by 2020.
At that time the scheme is expected to allow people with a disability to have a greater say in their own support.
Victorian NDS state manager David Moody said the jobs boom will be powered by demographics and the rollout of the NDIS – and it will drive demand for a more diverse range of jobs than people usually expect.
“The disability sector offers the kind of flexibility, support and job satisfaction that many people are now looking for in a fulfilling career,” Mr Moody said.
“The disability sector offers a broad range of career choices: from speech pathologists and occupational therapists to drivers, gardeners and IT professionals.
“The person-centric service delivery model for the NDIS will mean an even greater mix of jobs on offer, as people with a disability choose for themselves the type of support that best suits them.
“In addition to the desire to participate in the workforce, their broader goals can encompass everything from cooking, social events, travelling to sailing.”
Job vacancies are on shown on carecareers.com.au as well as advice for those new to the sector.”