School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
Leaving school can be an exciting yet daunting time for all students.
School Leaver Employment Support (or SLES) is a NDIS support that may be an option for you or your child and it’s something that the team at Leap in! HQ can help you navigate.
What exactly is SLES?
A common goal for all school leavers is find and start in a job and SLES is a reasonable and necessary support available through the NDIS which aims to help students with a disability achieve that goal.
SLES offers individualised support for up to two (2) years after finishing Year 12 and is designed to help school leavers get ready for work and to plan their pathway to employment.
An NDIS participant’s SLES supports will be tailored to meet their employment goals so it’s important to be prepared for your planning meeting. Some things you might like to prepare and have ready for your meeting include a written list of your employment goals and the everyday challenges you face that will make achieve that goal difficult.
Some examples of SLES supports might include: work experience in open employment, job skills training and travel training.
For school leavers, making sure SLES is listed in their NDIS plan can provide a very helpful hand in bridging the gap between leaving school and thinking about their future employment.
If you would like help preparing for you or your child’s plan meeting and have any questions about SLES, we can help get you started.
Whether you’re just starting your NDIS journey or preparing for a NDIS Plan review, call us on 1300 05 78 78 to ask any questions or sign up to Leap in! plan management today.