About Maple Community Services™
Yes; Maple Community Services is an approved NDIS Provider.
Being a Registered Provider means a business has met the NDIS requirements and quality standards to provide a product or service to the community.
Maple Community Services currently offers 4 main services. These are:
- Support Coordination
- Plan Management
- Supported Independent Living
- Core Supports
Under Core Supports; we are registered for the following services:
- Assist Personal Activities
- Assist-Life Stage, Transition
- Daily Tasks/Shared Living
- Development-Life Skills
- Household Tasks
- Innov Community Participation
- Participate Community
Maple Community Services quotes its supports in line with the pricing guidance provided by the NDIS. This means there are no nasty surprises or additional hidden costs.
For a realtime quote; get in touch with the team today!
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an insurance support scheme of the Australian Government that funds costs associated with disability. The scheme was legislated in 2013 and went into full operation in 2020. The scheme is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Step 1. Determine if you’e eligible.
The first step in accessing the NDIS is to check your eligibility to apply for the NDIS. Your location, age, and whether you meet the requirements for disability or early intervention support all contribute to your eligibility for the NDIS. You can also check your eligibility by following the questions available on the NDIS website using the Eligibility Checklist.
Step 2. Apply for NDIS Funding
If you meet the criteria for accessing the NDIS, you can apply to become a participant. You can call the NDIS and ask to make an ‘Access Request’. You may need to include evidence of your disability when you apply – such as information on what your disability is, how long it will last and how it impacts your life. The NDIS website outlines the type of evidence you may need to provide.
Step 3. Create a Plan.
Your NDIS Plan will be a written agreement as to the types of supports and services you will receive funding for. It’s important to go into your planning meeting well prepared. You should think about your immediate support needs and the long-term and short-term goals you want to achieve through your NDIS Plan. Try to be as specific as possible.
Step 4. Start Achieving you Goals.
Once approved, you can start to use your plan to help you to move towards achieving your goals. Depending on your plan, you can get help from your Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Coordinator, Local Area Coordinator (LAC), or Support Coordinator
Once your NDIS Plan has been approved, you may begin contacting providers to begin receiving services you may be eligible for. To find out how Maple Community Services can help you achieve the goals set out in your NDIS Funding Plan; get in touch with us via our Contact Page.
Maple Community Services, along with many other Service Providers accept Support Workers who have either a) experience in the industry, or b) a formal education in Support Work.
If you are looking to get a formal education within the field; there are many study options available to aspiring Community Support Workers, with courses ranging from certificate to masters level.
- Complete a Diploma in Community Services. The Diploma course should include 400 hours of supervised fieldwork placements. Alternatively, complete a bachelor degree, such as the Bachelor of Human Services and theBachelor of Community and Human Resources.
- Get work experience in a vocational placement.
- You can also gain experience in this industry and boost your resume by volunteering in Social Support or as a companion to those in need.
Maple Community Services is always looking to grow our Support Worker Community to ensure it meets the growing demands of our Client Base. To check what opportunities are currently available, or to submit an Expression of Interest; please visit our Career’s Page.
Whether its a query about the services we provide, or just a general enquiry, we would love to hear from you!