CDERP Customised Employment Scholarship

Valued at $2000

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We want you to grow in 2021

For many people 2020 gave rise to inspiration borne of a passion for what you do and for some, it was the year of getting by. It is important to let that passion ignite you and use that driving force to develop, grow and inspire. Which is why the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice is offering one very passionate person a scholarship to the CDERP College. 

We will be accepting the Scholarship applications from the 15th of January 2021 and the last application will be accepted on the
11th of February

Scholarship Application Process and Outcomes

The One Page Document


Expressing you, your career and your Journey so far. What it would mean to your professional development to become a Customised Employment Facilitator

Expectations

In this Document, we ask you to be creative and tell us about the people that you work with. We want to see what drives your passion and your involvement in the disability industry

The Winner

The Winner of our CDERP Scholarship will be chose by the Director of the Centre and the Chief Operating Officer/Mental Health Manager

Our Global Partners

We work with Industry leaders in the Disability Space. Our partners include ILR Cornell University, Griffin Hammis Associates, The University of Melbourne and Association of University Centres on Disabilities

The Course Curators

Director

Dr. Peter Smith

Peter is the Director of the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice (CDERP) and consults, researches and lectures on disability, organisational change & transition and disability employment-related areas in Australia, Singapore, USA and New Zealand. Peter works on issues related to disability employment, and works with providers, researchers and officials in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. Peter recently developed a new disability employment outcome measure that focuses on the outcomes of employment and is working on a new employment longitudinal database for customised employment and a new model of impairment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment. He is currently working with the University of Kansas on tools and resources for promoting self-determination in career design for school students. He is also a Visiting Fellowing Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, ILR School, Cornell University NY and a Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.

Chief Operating Officer | Mental Health Manager

Lauren Pavlidis

Lauren spearheads our Mental Health division at CDERP. She is also our Cheif Operating Officer with over six years of experience in the disability employment sector. She has worked as a research assistant for over 3 years at the University of Melbourne and CDERP Lauren has completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology Major, Advanced Psychology Minor and Criminology) from the Swinburne Institute of Technology

Manager - Employment & Training

Jon Adams

Jon's background has covered multiple sectors such as Local Government, Community Health, Corporate and Not for Profit. Within these sectors I have provided leadership, developed strong networks and strategic partnerships to achieve greater outcomes for all members of our community, including people with disabilities.
He is passionate about community inclusion, the strengths of individuals, families, networks and communities. Jon believes in communities are stronger when all members are included and can contribute. His previous experience has included a focus on community development, health promotion, education, business engagement and evaluation. Established and Coordinated the Building Equitable Employment network, bringing together individuals and organisations working towards inclusive employment for people with disabilities.

Contributer - Lecturer at Flinders University - Adelaide

Dr. June Alexander

Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion across a variety of topic areas including, Direct Instruction, Family & Professional Partnerships, Health Issues, Interpersonal Communication Skills etc.
Dr. June has over 20 years experience in the Disability Sector and completed her Doctorate from Flinders University, South Australia.

what our students have to say

I just finished the latest CDERP podcast and wanted to check in to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed the recent training sessions with Jon and Lauren. It’s reinvigorated my interest in employment outcomes for people living with disability and reminded me why I started working in this field in the first place. Redefining purpose seems to benefit from these accidental moments, and while my current role only briefly scratches the surface, it has me thinking about the future again through a changed lens.
Chris
From Tasmania
I am really enjoying the Customised Employment Course. It is easy to study, interesting and practical. If we go by the responses of the people I told about the Customised Employment, there is a demand for it in Kenya. I have so many questions about how this can be contextualised for a low income country with high unemployment rate, no disability benefits, difficulty finding jobs even for people with minor disabilities.​
Jane
From Kenya
I just finished the latest CDERP podcast and wanted to check in to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed the recent training sessions with Jon and Lauren. It’s reinvigorated my interest in employment outcomes for people living with disability and reminded me why I started working in this field in the first place. Redefining purpose seems to benefit from these accidental moments, and while my current role only briefly scratches the surface, it has me thinking about the future again through a changed lens.
Ally
From Perth
I just think that the impact of this first part of Discovery on you is quite significant and I would be right in saying that the outcomes that you would assume for clients would be so different to what you might have considered in the past.​
Provider Staff Participant
From Canberra