School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is an early intervention approach for participants preparing for employment between the ages of 16-22 years of age. It is a goals based approach to assist the transition from school to employment. This is achieved through the provision of meaningful, individualised capacity building activities so young people can achieve their employment goals
You will work together with your dedicated SLES Officer to create your own personalised goals towards employment. Whether you’d like to improve your interview & confidence skills, resume building or even assistance with transport the choice is yours
As part of managing a participant’s employment barriers, providers can:
- Support a participant’s unique pathway to employment
- Help foster partnerships and goodwill in the local community
- Use their professional networks to engage and connect with employers
SLES funding builds a participant’s ability and confidence to work with a Disability Employment Service (DES).
The NDIS can fund SLES for up to two years, depending on the participant’s circumstances.
Each person’s SLES supports will be different. However, the following skills can help participants get ready for employment:
- Money handling skills
- Time management skills
- Communication skills
- Work experience
- Learning how to take instruction at work
- Travel skills.