The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Government funded scheme who works to provide the correct funding for services for those with a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will provide $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability. Much of this is for core supports such as Allied health care, physical and mental, support staff and other necessities for participants. However, the funding stretched beyond the core and works to support social and employment aspects of people’s lives.
TwoScots specialises in recruitment within this scheme, primarily for people looking to work as or employ Support Coordinators and Plan Managers.
This government scheme is relatively new as is the division within our business so we’re looking to chat to people working within agencies who receive NDIS funding as well as those looking to work within this scheme.
In a nutshell: Why did I move from Kildare to Melbourne? Obviously, the possibilities that come with change and growth plus my burning desire to be tanned all year round. I'm still coming to terms with the fact that Guinness doesn't taste the same but the people and lifestyle more than make up for it.
Ambitions: I'm really enjoying the challenge of establishing an important role in the NDIS recruitment space. I've never seen any other scheme which contributes in the same way and I'm proud to be part of it.
In a nutshell: In order, my two greatest loves are my puppy, Cosmo, and my husband. Cosmo and I met in Melbourne in January 2020 shortly after moving here from London where I met my Australian husband - long way to go to meet someone from home! I got into recruitment in London where the agency I interviewed as a candidate for decided to employ me themselves.
Ambitions: To grow my profile in the Melbourne market and continue to deliver a fantastic service to all clients and candidates.
In a nutshell: You'll know when you've hit on a subject I'm passionate about; my whole demeanor lights up and I can talk forever. TwoScots fits that category perfectly. Born from a desire to break the stigma of recruitment and offer a service which was a wee bit different, it's surpassed my expectations and I'm proud to have created a business that feels more like an extended family.
Ambitions: To continue to grow and share the TwoScots brand with my team and really influence the recruitment industry.
In a nutshell: As a mum to two beautiful children and an Associate Director at TwoScots, I'm certainly no stranger to organising an unruly herd! I'm passionate about coaching and developing people, both personally and professionally, as well as sampling the best brunches and walks Melbourne has to offer.
Ambitions: To translate the thriving TwoScots brand into our South East office, there's so much more potential for our business in Melbourne and I want to deliver it!