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School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

Practical assistance for school leavers to build capacity and achieve paid employment, ensuring they receive a personalised service to select their career goals and deal with the challenges of preparing for, and moving into a career. Participants are in control of selecting the services they need to move into paid employment, with the assistance of a Career Coach. 

In line with NDIS SLES requirements we will ensure that participants possess:

  • The ability to communicate in social and workplace situations

  • Computer literacy

  • Accounting and basic money management

  • Resume writing and interview skills

  • Strategies to find suitable job opportunities

  • Skills to work in a team

  • An understanding of workplace culture

  • Time management skills

  • Knowledge about employee Rights and Responsibilities

Please find below a detailed outline of our current services for NDIS participants that are either NDIA managed, plan managed or self-managed.


Whatever your age, we can help you find work or return to work in the open labour market. If you are aged 15-22 and transitioning to work, the School Leaver Employment Supports program is designed for you specifically, and can help you transition from school to work by building your capacity with behavioural supports and specific training targeted to assist to build workplace skills deficits.

​Beneficent’s SLES program has a multitude of different options participants can choose from to assist school leavers move into mainstream further education and/or employment such as:

Illuminate to build capacity for managing the anxiety around moving into employment

Blossom to build family capacity to assist with obtaining and sustaining employment

Job Hunter to develop all the necessary skills for job seeking and obtaining employment – including our Job Coach directly reverse marketing participants to employers

Counselling Support for individuals that need more 1-1 mental health support to achieve and sustain employment

Training Support for participants that need support to successfully complete training to obtain the job they desire

Computer Training that is individualised for participants to enable to them to job seek successfully and build the skills they need to achieve the employment they are seeking

Workplace Skills Training to develop some of the fundamentals required for successfully maintaining employment such as:

  • Time Management and Organisation

  • Maths Fundamentals for the workplace

  • Fundamentals of WHS in the workplace

  • Basic Manual Handling and Ergonomics


Emotional and Behavioural capacity building sessions to target any areas participants are struggling with in order to achieve and sustain paid employment such as:

  • Understanding and Conquering Stress

  • Improving Life Satisfaction and Achieving Career Goals

  • Take control of negative thinking to achieve life and career goals

  • Understand others to improve life satisfaction

  • Master Difficult conversations for fulfilling relationships in life and work

  • Achieving self-control to enhance problem solving in life and work


Who is this SLES program suitable for?

It is suitable to school leavers


Program Individualisation

The program will be tailored to meet individual needs.


Where is the SLES program delivered?

This program can be delivered at;

Mawson Lakes SA 5095

Edwardstown SA 5039

Munno Para SA 5115

Mt Gambier SA 5290

Murray Bridge SA 5253

Fleurieu, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, Clare Valley, Riverland


How is the SLES program delivered?

The program can be delivered as outlined below


  • Face to face in our offices

  • In the participants home (subject to suitability)

  • Via an online medium

Offered on an hourly basis, costed out as per the initial assessment, the program is tailored to meet individual needs.  The Initial Assessment and report takes approximately 3 hours.  Progress reports can be provided as per individualisation.


How much does the program cost?

SLES costs includes: 10 minutes of non face to face time for every hour of face to face time

We tailor the program across 12 months to fit your needs within your SLES budget

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