Work First is a unique suite of person-centred disability employment services that support individuals, families and schools to make inclusive employment possible for people with a disability. Borne out of years of research and practice evidence and driven by the need to improve disability employment outcomes, Work First works with individuals, families and schools to make employment and careers possible. The Work First Way also supports companies through the Work First Corporate program and individuals who are self-managed clients of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Work First Way is a practice framework that offers the Glide In transition to work program to schools, individuals, families and service providers who are looking to support a person-centred path during school and Work First Individual Employment to a post-school life in the community. Mental Health services are available to the general public, along with Work First program clients.
Work First is the disability employment and mental health service of the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice. It is where CDERP illustrates how theory can become practice in the delivery of innovative services to individuals and businesses. Real Praxis that is available to service providers looking to deliver authentic person-centred employment services.