If you’re looking for work there are services and information that can support you in getting a job.
For information to assist you in applying for a job and to support you through the interview process visit JobAccess to see the full range of support available.
In position descriptions and job advertisements it is important to focus on what needs to be done, rather than the way things are done. Often outcomes can be achieved in a range of different ways. You may need workplace adjustments that include changing work tasks, using assistive technology and flexible working hours.
To learn more about communicating your disability and your workplace needs to your new manager, visit JobAccess for information, advice and training available.
Workplace adjustments and training such as specific tools, equipment or technology, can assist you to perform a particular task and do your job well. JobAccess can help to coordinate a workplace assessment for you and provide information about the Employment Assistance Fund to cover the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special equipment.
Workplace training is available to support your manager and people in the team learn more about disability awareness, mental health first aid and an introduction to Auslan.
JobAccess has information regarding talking to others about your disability and your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Your manager will need to get your consent before sharing any information about your disability with others in your team. If you have asked your manager not to share information about your disability with anyone else, they must respect your right to privacy.
Benefits to businesses from hiring people with disability1 :
1 Australian Network on Disability, Disability Confidence Survey 2016 and Business Council of Australia Recognising Ability: Business and the Employment of People with Disability, October 2015.