By making a donation to No Limite Community Services, you can help us to actively support people with disability, their families and carers, in all their diversity, to live the life they choose. No Limite Community Services ability to ensure a fair go for all people with disability is greatly enhanced by the good will of our community to help us make a difference.
Free one-on-one NDIS discussion sessions No Limits Community Services hold free, one-on-one NDIS discussions, to help people with disability and their carers to understand the NDIS, no matter what stage of the NDIS journey they are in. No Limits Community Services Annual General Meeting and Big Day Out No Limits Community Services Annual General Meeting and Big Day Out is a time to reflect on the year, celebrate achievements and look forward to the year ahead.?? International Day of People with Disability International Day of People with Disability, on Monday 3 December 2018, is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated around the world. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. No Limits Community Services Speaktank No Limits Community Services Speaktank is a program which provides the opportunity for people with experiences of disability to educate, raise awareness, stimulate discussions and share their own experiences with a variety of audiences.
If you want to support people with disability to live the life they choose, then we would love to hear from you! Whether you are looking for permanent full time, part-time or casual employment or volunteering opportunities we have a variety of options to consider. As one of Victoria’s largest not-for-profit disability providers, No Limits Community Services can provide you with a unique career path where your strengths, enthusiasm and skills are well rewarded.
No Limits Community Services is committed to supporting our volunteers and valuing their contribution to the customers and the organisation. No Limits Community Services wants all volunteers to feel happy, safe and - most of all - feel that they are using their skills and experience to provide opportunities for others. No Limits Community Services volunteers are not expected to do the work of a paid employee, rather enhance the programs and activities with their passion and enthusiasm. Why volunteer? There are many reasons why people chose to volunteer. To make a difference in people’s lives. To promote personal growth and self-esteem. You get a chance to contribute and strengthen the community. To gain professional experience. To learn and discover hidden talents and passions. What can I do? What are your strengths, skills and passions? No Limits Community Services offers a large number of services to people with disability and you can volunteer across the organisastion.
A place to go for a break, some fun and to meet friends Respite, also known as short-term accommodation, is also an opportunity for family or carers to take a short break from their daily routine. Respite, enables people with disability to be independent and achieve their goals in a supported environment. Respite is also an opportunity for family or carers to take a short break from their daily routine. No Limits Community Services respite accommodation is a great place to meet people, enjoy activities and have the support of fully qualified staff to support your daily living needs. Our homes are purpose-built, fully accessible and fitted with all appropriate assistive technologies and is supported by highly trained and qualified staff. Guests can stay for a day, overnight, a weekend or a few weeks. Stays can be for a planned rest or for an emergency visit, they may be regular or occasional.
Breakaway Flexible Respite Funding provides funds, to support short-term planned respite for the carers of a person with disability. Funds may be approved to purchase a range of respite services and supports that respond to the person’s disability related needs. The individual circumstances of each person and their family are different and specific types of supports that are purchased may vary according to their request and the resources available at the time.
Respite information services support people with disability, their families and carers by providing up to date information about respite options in their local area.
Providing assessments to determine whether children meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). No Limits Community Services provides assessments to determine if children (over 2 and half years old) meet diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our full day Autism Assessment Clinics are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of a clinical psychologists and speech therapists. Generally, the assessment will include: A formal observation of the child, as well as a parent interview. These assessment tools have been approved to be used to establish a diagnosis of ASD. A feedback session to summarise the initial findings of the assessments. An assessment report including the results of the assessments, a description of the child’s presentation, a diagnosis (including a severity level if applicable), and some brief general recommendations. If your child is diagnosed with autism, you can use this as evidence to provide to the NDIS if you seek support from the NDIS for your child. What do I need to get my child tested for autism? To attend a No Limits Community Services Assessment Clinic, children need a referral from a paediatrician, maternal health nurse or Doctor. To book your child into a No Limits Community Services Assessment Clinic, please call 03 9312 8362. How much does it cost to get an autism test for my child? The cost to attend an Autism Assessment Clinic will depend on how much assessment the child needs. Out of pocket expenses can be clarified at the time of booking. Where can I get an autism test for my child? No Limits Community Services holds regular Autism Assessment Clinics in Melbourne’s North. How can I get support for my child? If your child receives an autism diagnosis, No Limits Community Services staff can support you through the NDIS process, with comprehensive resources and free advice about the NDIS for your child. We also provide tailored services for children with ASD, recognising the importance of early childhood early intervention in building a child’s capacity through their early years.
By making a donation to No Limits Community Services , you can help us to actively support people with disability, their families and carers, in all their diversity, to live the life they choose. We work hard to ensure that all funds donated are used as efficiently and effectively as possible, to bring maximum impact our disability support services. We understand that not everyone can donate at the same level and frequency, however every donation, no matter the amount, will make a difference.
By making a donation to No Limits Community Services , you can help us to actively support people with disability, their families and carers, in all their diversity, to live the life they choose. Read the stories we've shared as part of our latest fundraising appeals.
A bequest is a gift made in a will - a legal document specifying how a person wishes his or her property to be distributed after they die. A gift can include money, shares, real estate or a range of other valuable items. Including No Limits Community Services in your will is an ideal way to create future and lasting change for people with disability. It's important to consider the needs of your family and dependants when writing your Will and to inform them if you decide to leave a bequest to No Limits Community Services . No Limits Community Services recommends talking to your personal solicitor for advice about setting up a legal will or leaving a bequest within your will, to ensure it is valid and will achieve everything you wish.
No Limits Community Services 100th year celebration, 2018 Big Day Out & Annual General Meeting We’re throwing a party to celebrate the achievements of the No Limits Community Services community over the past year, and the past 100 years! No Limits Community Services Annual General Meeting and 2018 Big Day Out is a celebration for No Limits Community Services customers, families, carers and the staff to reflect on the past year, learn about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enjoy a range of fun activities.
No Limits Community Services will be celebrating International Day of People with Disability on Monday, 3 December 2018. This is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated around the world. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. In 2015, No Limits Community Services customers marked the day by filming, editing and starring in a video that addressed the question “What does equality mean to you?”
Increasing disability awareness one story at a time. No Limits Community Services Speaktank is a program which provides the opportunity for people with experiences of disability to educate, raise awareness, stimulate discussions and share their own experiences with a variety of audiences.No Limits Community Services Speaktank aims to empower people to speak for themselves and play an educative role in the community through stimulating discussions, and sharing their own lived experiences of disability. Speaktank speakers may be a person with disability or a family member, carer or volunteer of a person with disability. Public speaking training is provided and we work with each speaker to understand their topics of interest and preferred audiences. We work to match a speaker’s passion and area of interest with the appropriate audience. A member of No Limits Community Services Marketing & Communications team accompanies speakers to events to co-present and assist with questions. Whilst prior speaking experience is not necessary we do believe certain qualities are important in No Limits Community Services Speaktank speakers.
Right now, we’re recruiting people interested in working with children, young people and adults with disability, to support them to live the life they choose. A disability support worker role with No Limits Community Services offers: rewarding, casual work comprehensive training and support flexible hours to fit in with your home life, family or studies excellent tax benefits the possibility of finding work close to home, as No Limits Community Services services Victoria-wide, and the chance to support Victorians with disability to actively participate in their community and achieve their goals. Don’t have any experience with disability? That’s OK, because No Limits Community Services provides comprehensive induction, training and support. What we are looking for is the right attitude, a desire to learn new skills, meet new people and support people with disability to live the life they choose. In a disability support worker role with No Limits Community Services , you may: provide direct support to people with disability in their home, community, in camps and our Community Hubs. take a customer out to their favourite activities in the community, which might include shopping, going to the library or swimming lessons. support a customer with their personal care such as toileting or bathing. support customers on children’s holiday programs and camps, as well as enabling them to enjoy unique experiences such as abseiling or scuba diving.
No Limits Community Services Support Coordination team is growing! Are you looking for an organisation that values Support Coordination, knows the NDIS, has the team and resources to help you to support NDIS participants to make the most of their NDIS plans? Then we have the roles you’re looking for! Joining No Limits Community Services means you’ll be part of a not-for-profit organisation that has supported people with disability and their carers for 100 years. Being a Support Coordinator with No Limits Community Services means you’ll have: a choice of flexible hours – full-time, part-time a competitive and attractive salary, with excellent tax benefits via salary packaging ongoing training, team support and professional development, and a choice of a region that suits you, with roles based in Kew, Gippsland, Carnegie, Benalla and Glenroy. About you To be successful in this role you will have: effective time management and organisational skills a professional and positive work ethic ability to initiate and maintain contacts with a broad range of people and community organisations excellent relationship building and problem solving skills excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a positive and collaborative way with a diverse range of people demonstrated ability to manage financial resources in a complex environment excellent initiative and ability to work autonomously a current valid Australian driver's licence a current Victorian Working with Children Check, and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as disability, allied health, social science or welfare practice.
Are you looking for a role that applies your clinical skills, yet gives you the opportunity to see best possible outcome of person centred care? At No Limits Community Services , we are recruiting for Registered Nurses (RN’s) to join our state-wide Ventilator Accommodation Support Service (VASS) in Melbourne’s north. This unique service was purpose built for people who are dependent on mechanical ventilators and require high-level 24-hour support. It is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. If you have experience in respiratory or ventilator management, intensive care or advanced acute care and are keen to get ‘off the ward’ then read on. At No Limits Community Services , our RN’s bring a holistic approach to their job where they support a customer’s physical and medical supports, while they live in a home-like environment. VASS is a unique environment where customers are supported by both RN’s and a dedicated team of trained disability support workers. Working together, your expert clinical skills are highly valued and contribute to the customer’s quality of life and achieving their goals. At VASS, we’re about complete care…not a task list.
Sue Pearce has worked as a disability support worker at No Limite Community Services for just over four years. Sue said the flexibility of hours and her experience with children is what initially attracted her to the role. “I am a single mum. When my son was younger, I did some cleaning jobs, worked in childcare and that sort of stuff.
Rachel has been a disability support worker part-time with No Limits Community Services for the past three years, but says her involvement with No Limits Community Services goes back as long as she can remember. For Rachel, it’s been a family affair. She has a brother with cerebral palsy and another brother who also worked as a disability support worker while studying. “My family has been involved with No Limits Community Services my whole life, and I’ve always wanted to have a part-time job in the disability sector,” Rachel said.
Interested in volunteering? Let us know! Let us know a bit about yourself, and your motivations for becoming a volunteer, by filling out the form below. No Limits Community Services Volunteer Engagement Manager will get back to you within 48 hours.
The NDIS gives people with disability the support they need to live full and independent lives.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out until 2019.
Eligibility for the NDIS depends on where you live and the nature of your disability. Find out more about how to access the NDIS.
Information to help you understand NDIS planning and how to prepare.
What you need to do to implement your NDIS plan and start receiving your supports.
No Limits Community Services can support you with a wide range of tailored, flexible and quality supports.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out until 2019.
Eligibility for the NDIS depends on where your child lives and the nature of their disability. Find out more about access to the NDIS for your child.
Information to help you understand and prepare for your child's NDIS planning meeting.
What to do to implement your child's NDIS plan so they start receiving supports.
No Limite Community Services can support your child with a wide range of tailored, flexible and quality supports.
At No Limits Community Services, we believe that every person with a learning disability should have the opportunity to work. Whether it’s a full-time or part-time role, paid or volunteering we encourage the people we support to fulfil their personal aspirations and play an active role in their community. For many people, working isn’t just about earning money. Employment plays a big part in meeting new people, learning new skills and feeling valued as part of society – economic participation.
We are committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people and adults we support across the organization and encourage openness and transparency in everything we do. We apply the principles of Child Safe, NDIS and DHHS across all divisions and settings to ensure that, at all times, the wellbeing of each child, young person or adult is at the very centre of any safeguarding process.
We understand that each child, young person or adult with autism that we support is unique. An Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a child, young person or adult communicates and relates to both people and the world around them. The term ‘spectrum’ is used because although there are three main areas of difficulty that affect all people with autism – social communication, social interaction and social imagination - the condition varies significantly between individuals. Our skilled staff start from building an understanding of each person’s specific pattern of strengths and needs, using Person Centred Approaches to help them achieve their wishes and goals. We work closely with families to plan for the future and ensure each person we support is able to live a life that makes sense to them. We recognise that transition is one of the most difficult times for a young person with autism, so we offer extensive support for transition into school and residential placements and for the next steps as the young person makes the step into adult life.
We use Person Centred Approaches to ensure that any individual we support is always fully involved in decisions affecting all aspects of their life. This start from day one when we ask for a one Page Profile Providing person centred support means always listening, learning and focusing on what is important to and for someone, now and in the future. At an individual level this means continuous communication with the people we support and with those who know them best. At No Limits Community Services, practicing a Person Centred Approach includes giving the person opportunities to achieve their goals and outcomes, within the context of the service they are using. That each person we support is living their life, their way. We all have dreams and our staff will strive to make them come true
A Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach involves focusing on improving a person’s quality of life and understanding the reasons behind any behaviours of concern. As a result, behaviours of concern and use of restrictive practices are reduced.
We know that gaining independence and moving into their own home is very important to the young people we support on their transition to adulthood. Our Supported Living provision works closely with the young people involved, families, education providers, housing providers and other stakeholders to offer a wide range of flexible, innovative and person-centred support options. Living independently or with a small group is a fantastic way to put the skills gained through education into practice. For many of the people we support through our Further Education provision, Supported independent Living allows them to take another step towards adulthood by moving out the family home and taking control of their own lives.
Involving the people we support in everything we do is extremely important to us at No Limits Community Services. We know that we can’t make decisions about a person’s support, staffing changes or new activities without involving them and understanding what is important to them. By adopting a Person Centred Approach, we ensure that each individual is really listened to and that we understand their goals, likes, hobbies and interests. We involve the people we support and hear their voices in a number of ways.
The NDIS gives people with disability the support they need to live full and independent lives.
Eligibility for the NDIS depends on where a person lives and the nature of their disability.
Information to help you understand and prepare for NDIS planning.
The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support to you and will provide every Australian under 65 with a permanent and significant disability the support you need to achieve your goals.
Acknowledgement of Country At No Limits Community Services , we acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across Victoria where our services are located. We also pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and future. No Limits Community Services is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to No Limits Community Services and our society.
What people need to do to implement a NDIS plan and start receiving supports.
No Limite Community Services supports Victorians with a wide range of tailored, flexible and quality supports.
Vision & mission Our vision is a world where people with disability are equal citizens. Our mission is to provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering you to live the life you choose. Our values are at the centre of everything we do for our customers, their families, and their support network. At No Limits Community Services , we are: Customer focused in our service, and creative in our solutions. Courageous in speaking up, and determined in facing challenges. Authentic in our relationships, and honest in our conduct. Accountable in all our work, and responsible for our actions. Respectful of your choices, and embracing of diversity. Passionate about our work, and driven by our vision and values. Strategic Plan In 2017, No Limits Community Services Board of Directors refreshed the organisation's Strategic Plan to 2020. The plan was originally developed in 2014 in recognition of the individualised and customer responsive services that would be delivered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The vision, mission and values and key strategies have not changed and remain relevant. However, the focus on delivering high quality services that respects the rights of people with disability has been strengthened. No Limits Community Services Strategic Plan describes how No Limits Community Services will focus on providing relevant and quality services for children and adults with disability, their families and carers. Our services include a range of accommodation alternatives, respite, in-home support, therapy, attendant care, assistive technologies, employment, education, recreation, training and practical skills for daily living. The plan provides the broad strategic direction that No Limits Community Services will pursue over the remainder of this decade. A summary of the Strategic Plan is available below.
Read answers to frequently asked questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for carers of adults.