COVID-19 Update 19 Jan 2022

Stages Toward Employment Pathways


For people living with disability, finding meaningful employment can open the doors to possibility: independence from their family, financial independence, friendships, a sense of purpose and improved self-esteem.

But we’re not all ready to finish school one day, and start work the next. We need self-confidence, self-awareness and we need to learn how to interact with others in order to flourish. Rocky Bay, your partner in possibility, can help you work on the skills you need to find the career that’s right for you.

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Young adults
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  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Bi-Polar
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Obessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disability
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Tuberous Sclerosis CompleX
  • Williams Syndrome

The S.T.E.P. program, or Stages Towards Employment Pathways, uses an individualised approach to transition people aged 16-23 from school to employment, by building the personal skills you need to start your employment journey.

You will learn to build your:

  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Safe travelling and transport
  • Safety awareness.

The aim for participants is often to learn the skills that help them earn and keep a position with a Disability Employment Service agency.

By taking the time to get to know you, your interests, goals and career aspirations, we will work with you and your family, supporters and potential employers, to identify and develop your skills.

To find out more, please contact us.


What is Stages Towards Employment Pathways?

Stages Towards Employment Pathways (S.T.E.P.) is a program designed to help young people living with disability to develop the personal tools and skills they need to work towards meaningful employment. The program does not provide employment, but instead helps you identify the skills you need to improve, as well as the things that drive you – your interests and passions.

Who is it for?

S.T.E.P. is ideal for people aged 16-23 who need some assistance with confidence and personal communication skills. It is also ideal for school leavers who are unsure of what their next step might be.

What does it cost?

Costs will depend on the activity and the travel involved (if any). Ask our Customer Engagement team for pricing on specific activities.

What funding is available?

You can access services if you have Finding and Keeping a Job in your NDIS plan. We can also support you through the planning process if you do not have a plan already.


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