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Webinar: A Real Job or Just Filling in Time? How Social Role Valorisation can Help

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A Real Job or Just Filling in Time? How Social Role Valorisation can Help

Every young person deserves to get a job they love. Societal attitudes and low expectations around disability present an unfair barrier to young people. 

This webinar will feature Jane Sherwin, one of only two senior trainers in Social Role Valorisation (SRV) in Australia. If you are a parent or supporter of a young person with disability who wants to see them find real work that they enjoy, then this session is for you.

The webinar will include live Q&A.


Participants will learn approaches that are informed by Social Role Valorisation (SRV), a framework that many families have used to create good lives for their loved ones with disability.

We will explore how we can support young people with disability to find and keep employment suited to their interests and where they make a valuable contribution, and not limited by others’ ideas on what is possible.

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Download the Accessible flyer here (word doc.)

About the Presenters:

Lindie Brengman started working at CRU in 2019 as a consultant in the Families for Inclusive Education project. Lindie is an Occupational Therapist and mother of 4, including a teenager with a disability. Lindie was a founding member of the Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education (QCIE). She has written and presented from a parent perspective and on the attributes of teachers that contribute to quality inclusive educational practice.  Lindie is also studying to become a trainer in Social Role Valorisation (SRV).

Gina Barwell started at CRU in August 2020 as a consultant in the ‘School To Work’ project. Gina is the mother of 2 children, including a teenager with a disability. Since studying business at university, Gina has held a broad range of roles including as a careers consultant and recruitment consultant, and in a variety of industries from hotels to education; in State government and small business. Gina has studied Auslan (Australian sign language), is a panel member for Queensland Children's Health - Project ECHO - Navigating Paediatric Disability, as well as a Carers Queensland Community of Practice member for School to Adult life Transition. 


Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for the families of secondary school students with disabilities. Supporters and allies are also welcome to attend.

We will be using the video meeting platform Zoom to host the webinar.

You will need access to:

  • A computer or iPad/tablet or smart phone with internet access
  • Speakers/sound

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your ability to participate.

If unable to attend live, as long as you are registered you will receive the link to the recording to watch at a convenient time in the 7 days following the webinar.


About CRU:


For over 35 years, Community Resource Unit has been working across Queensland to help people with disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community.

CRU (QLD), Resourcing Inclusive Communities, an initiative of Family Advocacy (NSW) and Imagine More (ACT) are working together on a four-year project called School To Work.

School To Work aims to inspire, increase confidence and motivate students with disability to seek and find meaningful employment with the help and support of their family and community.





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