The Peer Support Employment project is an initiative funded by the Department of Communities – Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) grant with the purpose of assisting Western Australian employers to understand how they can engage and recognize the potential of people with disability to contribute to the workforce which could lead to meaningful employment and assist in building capacity of individual employers to address systemic issues across the sector.
This project supported employers to introduce Peer Work positions across their organizational programs and services, focusing on people with an intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability who facing multiple challenges in achieving their employment goals.
The project was successful in creating 6 Peer Support Worker roles within not-for-profit agencies. The outcomes documenting the barriers and enablers have been identified in the case studies below.
Through the learnings of the project, Outcare is proud to be able to offer the following Employer Tools and Resources that can assist other organisations to support people with disability to contribute to the workforce and create their own positions.
All documentation is user friendly and includes templates which are downloadable and ready for use within your organisation.
Employer Tools and Resources
The following case studies are divided by those which were successful in granting a placement to the participant and those where the case study was completed but a placement was not granted.
The case studies may assist potential employers with learnings that will support them to implement this initiative at their organisation.
Case Studies (Placement Granted):
Case Studies (No Placement Granted):
For more information about the Peer Support Employment Project or support to use the Employer Tools and Resources provides, please contact Outcare on 6263 8622.