Building your workforce
The disability workforce is transforming as the NDIS rolls out. Organisations are employing more people, and as services grow, many organisations are diversifying workforce roles and composition in response to market demands.Tools featured here focus on recruitment, selection, on-boarding and induction.
Involving People with Lived Experience is a comprehensive guide to including people with disability in recruitment and selection.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council’s Workforce Development Pathway provides tips on involving people with lived experienced in recruiting and supporting people in identified consumer and carer positions within the community mental health workforce.
carecareers is an Australia-wide online job board which advertises a broad range of roles within aged care, disability and the community sector. carecareers offers a fully staffed Careers Centre providing advice to employers and job-seekers by phone, email and through social media.
The Values Based Recruitment Toolkit provides a range of useful recruitment tools, ranging from interview guides to assessment centre exercises and information about psychological testing.
This tool enables an employer to gather information about potential and current employees’ literacy and numeracy skills.
It can help employers to see if people’s skills:
- match the requirements of the position, or
- require more development in the workplace, or
- are not adequate for the position
Once new workers are employed, or during the recruitment process, you can access an industry-endorsed e-learning program that prepares people to work in today's disability sector. Completing the 5 modules takes on average between four to five hours.
There are two versions of the NDS Disability Induction Program. One offers the first module free of charge and is designed for individuals to test themselves and learn.
The other is designed for workplace use. It is delivered through the NDS Learning Management System and allows employers to track employee experiences.
This practical workbook, ‘Building a Diverse Workplace’, is a current and comprehensive resource to help organisations recruit and retain a culturally diverse workforce.
This Research to Action Guide sets out the key components of rural and remote workforce development in Australia with the existing research evidence. The Guide is useful for service and human resource managers who have been charged with building and sustaining a rural and/or remote workforce.
SkillsLink2Work is a toolkit to help carers identify and describe their skills and capabilities, as a way of assisting them to enter the paid workforce.
The website 'translates' the activities they have experience in to a personalised report of employment related skills which they can use with an employer or attach to a job application.