My Future

Bedford offers flexibility to suit your needs and the future you want.

My Future

Bedford offers flexibility to suit your needs and the future you want.

Employment

Bedford offers flexible work options to suit you, in a location near you

We have a great range of jobs across South Australia and NSW. Our part-time and full-time options are designed to suit your needs and we will sit down with you to learn more about what you want and work out the best fit for you.

Bedford also offers on-the-job training and support to help you get to work, feel comfortable when you're there and learn new everyday skills.

 

Our aim is to find the flexible job option that suits your skills. Our career options include:

  •  Landscaping
  •  Packaging
  •  Timber Processing
  •  Administration
  •  Machine Operating
  •  Gardening
  •  Hospitality
  •  Forklift Driving
  •  Warehouse Support
  •  Conference Centre Waitressing

Training and Education

Bedford training will help you build the skills you need for work.

As the NDIS rolls out across the country, now is an exciting time to upskill and enter or re-enter the workforce. 

We know that having the right skills is important for your success in working alongside and supporting people with a disability.

Our programs are easy to access, easy to participate in and we celebrate together on completion.

Call us now and start your career today! 

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

RTO number: 40245
Qualification number: CHC33015

This nationally-accredited qualification enables successful participants to gain employment in the disability support sector in a wide range of roles, including new jobs expected to be created due to the NDIS.

Benefits to participants:

  • Attain an industry approved qualification
  • Training pathway to further study
  • Qualification to seek work as a Disability Support Worker

Delivered over a seven-month period, this course is funded through the Government of South Australia, Work Ready Jobs First Project. There is no fee for eligible participants.

Participants must undergo an Upfront Assessment of Need prior to enrolment. This includes Work Ready eligibility, referral from ESP, learning and support needs assessment and ASCF Skills Profile Assessment in Reading and Writing.

If you are unemployed or working less than 17 hours a week and want to work in a rewarding industry, contact us today to book a place at an information session near you.

Orange Brick Road

Welcome to our new client service model -
Bedford's Orange Brick Road!

The Orange Brick road provides participants with a tailored way to navigate career opportunities and supports within Bedford, while achieving life goals inside and outside of work.

By coordinating our unparalleled offering of work experience, training, career pathways and our new paid internship opportunities, Bedford can offer a tailored and flexible pathway to success.

The Orange Brick Road is designed to meet individual goals, capacities and aspirations... We offer different options to suit each person and each stage of their career path, including any combination of:

  • Internships, providing training and real-work experience in a range of career pathways
  • Individually tailored 'School to Work' transition programs
  • Varied supports to meet life goals under the NDIS

Participants in the Orange Brick Road are paired with hands-on support staff with a flexible, friendly approach to meeting individual career goals.

Contact our Recruitment Officer for more information today

Orange Brick Road Factsheet  

Life Skills

Starting work can be overwhelming. We
can help with the day-to-day challenges of getting to work, accessing activities and fitting in.

Bedford has created a range of in-house courses to support your growth and help with work-life balance. Our courses are designed to teach the skills to enjoy work and life, together.

These courses are created from demand and meet the needs of people at home and in the community. We offer this training to Bedford employees and deliver them on a weekly basis, through our experienced trainers. They include:

  •   L-Plate test support
  •   Dress and Hygiene
  •   Personal Safety
  •   Work Safety
  •   Anger Management
  •   Cyber Bullying
  •   Safety on the Net
  •   Harassment and Bullying
  •   Raising Self Esteem
  •   Numeracy and Literacy
  •   Fire Safety
  •   Computing
  •   Food and Kitchen safety
  •   Budgeting Money
  •   Relationships and Friendships
  •   Pedestrian Safety

Accommodation

Looking for supported accommodation and housing options? We can help.

Bedford offers supported accommodation at Balyana Residential Centre as well as in the community. Balyana Residential Centre offers accommodation in both individual rooms and sharehouses.

Our rooms are partially furnished and come with an ensuite, meals are provided in a communal dining room and residents can participate in activities and enjoy social support. Our on-site sharehouses help build the skills and confidence to live in share accommodation and cater for two to six people. Residents are able to cook their own meals, share household tasks and receive support to learn the skills for the home.

For people who want to live more independently in the community, we can offer a range of community based housing options, as well as the training and support to make this happen.

Call our Accommodation Officer  

Day Options

Bedford offers stimulating, safe Day Options programs to people with high support needs in Adelaide, Wallaroo, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln.

Our members actively participate in a wide variety of recreational, leisure and developmental activities, designed to meet all individual needs.

We encourage greater independence, develop life and social skills and offer tailored support and training in a caring and supportive environment.

Whatever your specific needs, goals or learning style, we will work with you to develop an individual lifestyle support plan and will ensure you are on target to achieve your personal goals.

We are very proud of our Day Options centres and the vibrant atmosphere they offer.

Call our Day Options Coordinator  
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