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Tasmanian disability service provider tripling workforce thanks to NDIS

The following article from ABC news identifying the increase in job opportunities due to the NDIS

By Bianca Gurra
A man in a wheelchairPHOTO: Disability service providers are gearing up ahead of the NDIS rollout in 2016. (AAP: Dave Hunt)
Tasmania’s largest disability services provider is set to triple its workforce over the next four years thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Possability, previously Optia, is going to create more than 650 full-time equivalent positions due to the launch of the NDIS next July.

CEO Glenn Campbell said his company had to look outside the sector for workers.

“We’ve had to think really creatively around some of the sectors that are declining — mining sectors and construction sectors — where there are workers available and understand those that have got the ability and skills and desire to be able to transition into a more caring role,” he said.

Federal spending on the NDIS is also set to triple with the expected increase in the demand for services.

The NDIS will allow consumers to have total control of their plans, including who provides their services.

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