Work life – supported employment
Fairhaven is the largest provider of supported employment for people living with disability on the NSW Central Coast.
When you work with Fairhaven you’ll learn new skills, receive workplace training, and best of all – enjoy being part of a great team!
Our social enterprise, Fairhaven CoPack provides employment and real life work experience opportunities for over 100 people living with disability. We also provide supported employment opportunities in our retail Op Shopping Village.
Employment funding in your NDIS Plan provides you with the support you need to help you find open employment or supported employment at any stage of your life.
With this funding in place you can receive support to gain employment.
Fairhaven operates its own Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) offering supported employment in warehousing, manufacturing and retail.
If you are looking for supported employment, get in touch:
STEP 1 Speak to our Employee Relations team by calling 02 4349 5500.
STEP 2 Arrange a site tour of our Tuggerah or Point Clare facility.
STEP 3 If you are keen to work with us we will further your application. This may include a work experience trial to make sure that this is the right environment for you.
Work at Fairhaven CoPack
Located at Tuggerah, CoPack provides a broad range of packaging solutions, such as product packing and filling plus warehousing, storage and delivery of commercial customer orders.
When you work at CoPack, the types of tasks may include:
- Weighing and filling of raw food products
- Heat shrink wrapping
- Tamper sealing
- Packing products
- Using warehouse machinery and equipment.
All supported employees are provided with relevant on the job training such as workplace health and safety, manual handling, use of equipment, quality standards, hygiene and food safety.
Work at Fairhaven Op Shopping Village
Located at Point Clare, our Op Shopping Village offers a unique op-shopping experience on the NSW Central Coast. We have a plant nursery, toy shop, bookshop, vintage and antiques room, homewares and multiple fashion areas, it’s pretty much op shop heaven!
When you work at our Op Shopping Village, the types of tasks may include:
- Customer service
- Sorting donations
- Pricing donations
All supported employees are provided with relevant on the job training such as workplace health and safety, manual handling, use of equipment, quality standards, and hygiene.
Helen – David's mum
We are very happy with the services provided by Fairhaven for David as they make a considerable difference to his well being especially the social interaction and other skills he has been taught.
Adam – supported to learn telling the time
I’m learning what I can do, to learn about things that everyone else just knows.
When I’m at home now I actually look at the clock and I know what it means!
Daniel – supported employee
I like having a bit of variety and meeting new staff and friends.
Kylie – supported employee
I enjoy everyone’s company and they’re very helpful, it’s close to home too and I’m happy.
Brooke – supported employee
I work at the Fairhaven at Tuggerah and it's honestly a good place for me socially and work as well!
Gareth – support worker
My world has opened up more than I could ever imagine.
I've met some amazing people, made great friends, and have a job I'm proud of that makes a contribution to my community.
Fairhaven is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.
ABN: 83 058 123 729. Charitable Fundraising Number: 15891.