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Applying for a Placement at Minimbah

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Target Group

Minimbah school leaver and adult services are available to people over the age of 18 years who:

  • Have an intellectual disability as their primary disability.
  • Need assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Do not have chronic health problems or a degree of medical frailty which would require nursing care to safeguard their physical status.

Admission of people who meet these criteria is subject to the applicant’s relative need and available resources. Access to services is non-discriminatory.

In particular, challenging behaviours may be a barrier to admission, depending on the level of funding available and if there is a significant risk that the behaviour would be beyond staffing capacities to manage.

Vacancies are generally available. The purpose of this brochure is to provide an overview of the placement process.

Please apply as early as possible before a placement is required. The application for the placement of a school leaver can only be approved when ADHC has released the School Leaver Assessment information.

Download the brochure to learn more about applying for a placement.

Applying for a Placement

Download the ‘My Choice’ booklet for more information about the wide range of activities available at Minimbah


My Choice Booklet


The Application Process
  1. Make initial contact by phone on tel: 02 9887 2299 or email to admin@minimbah.org.au to request an information pack.
  2. Tour of Minimbah by appointment to discuss the suitability of a potential placement and obtain an application form.
  3. Submit the completed application form.
  4. Minimbah will process application and may be in contact with applicant for an informal discussion to expand on information provided and to arrange a formal meeting.
  5. Meeting to discuss application.
  6. Formal decision by Minimbah, with a decision communicated to you within one week of the meeting.
Getting Started
  1. The Service Contract is signed.
  2. A transition plan will be established based on information about care needs provided by the client’s primary carer.
  3. The client attends for a 3 month probationary period. Person Centre Plans, detailed care plans and activity programs are developed during this time.
  4. All going well, on-going placement is then confirmed.