NOVA Transition Rouse Hill – from little things big things grow
At Rouse Hill we’re really proud of the combined efforts of our staff and trainees. Our Disability Employment Service staff work so well alongside our Transition staff to ensure trainees feel comfortable, and learn to operate in a working environment.
We have a variety of people attending NOVA Transition, including trainees with high functioning autism, with mild to moderate intellectual disability, and with cerebral palsy.
With individual and group supports, we help all trainees work towards their individual employment goals. We focus on whatever is needed to help find and keep a job – whether it’s work skills, life skills that will enable trainees to gain independence and stay in work, or communication skills.
And we’re making progress! One of our trainees with a communication barrier has started chatting during breaks, reading out loud in class, greet people in the office and answering questions.
Through our work experience program, NOVA has formed good relationships with local businesses. It feels great to have people from these businesses walk past, say hi and ask how we’re going. Their respect of NOVA means they look forward to each round of work experience where they can enjoy the company of hard working and friendly NOVA trainees.
Here’s what some of our trainees have to say about Rouse Hill NOVA Transition:
Kyle: ‘I really like NOVA Transition because I’ve learnt many things here, including interview skills and money skills. I’ve also made many friends and worked at six different places. I’ve enjoyed working at those places very much. I highly recommend NOVA.’
Josh: ‘I enjoy the friendly nature of the program and the people, and the opportunity to do work experience out in the real world. It is a great pleasure to get up in the morning to come to this lovely group of people.’
Meru: ‘I enjoy learning about new industries, how to use the computer (typing Word documents and surfing the web) and how to catch the bus by myself. I also enjoy completing the workbooks about working and living independently. Another thing I enjoy about NOVA Transition is the work experience.’
Melissa: ‘The parts of NOVA Transition that I like include work experience, cooking and using computers. I’ve also enjoyed learning to communicate more and going to lunch or afternoon tea with my friends from Rouse Hill group.’
Want to head towards work that you enjoy?
Contact NOVA Transition – SLES (School Leaver Employment Supports)
Suite 105 / Level 1 The Cutaway
Rouse Hill Town Centre
ROUSE HILL NSW 2155