School Leavers Employment Support

On the Job Skills Development and Training

Windgap’s School Leavers Employment Support (SLES), is dedicated to preparing and supporting young people with an intellectual disability, progress into open employment, supported employment, or a career.

We offer a range of employment training programs designed for job readiness, providing work experience, skills training, personal development and nationally recognised qualifications.

Benefits of our Programs

Every person is different, so we work with you to understand your talents and interests to match you with the best opportunities. The many personal benefits and outcomes include:

  • On the job experience and training
  • Learn in a range of workplaces and programs
  • Building confidence and self esteem
  • Team building skills

Hospitality Experience

Our Tukkabox café provides coffee, lunches and catering for Windgap Head Office, employees and participants working and training onsite. Participants receive experience and training in:

  • Barista coffee making skills
  • Food preparation
  • Catering
  • Customer service
  • Opportunity to receive further qualifications through TAFE NSW

Growability Garden Crew

Our residential and commercial lawn mowing and garden services crew are out and about within the Eastern Suburbs community.

Participants receive training and experience in:

  • Using equipment and tools
  • Lawn moving, leaf blowing and whipper snipper
  • Customer service
  • Opportunity to receive further qualifications through TAFE NSW
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Experiencing success and job satisfaction
  • Community participation
  • Opportunity to meet new people and form friendships

Warehousing Experience

Our purpose built, commercial warehouse is a hive of activity as we package and deliver goods to external partners and companies.

Participants receive training and experience in:

  • Picking and packing
  • Equipment including compactors, pallet jack, pallet wrap, and shrink wrap machine

Personal Development

We also provide a range of personal development programs designed to prepare you for job searching, interviews and other on the job skills.

What does the NDIS fund?

Under the NDIS, those students who have finished year 12, SLES will be available as a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support within your NDIS plan.

SLES supports are only available to NDIS participants who are ineligible, or are unlikely to be able to work in a Disability Employment Service.

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Talk to us

We’re here to help. Talk to our team for more information, support or advice.

Call us:

(02) 8337 3600
Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm

Send an enquiry:

Please send us the details of your enquiry and we’ll get back to you by the next business day.