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People with disability bring a unique perspective and range of skills to the workplace. They may hold tertiary or trade qualifications along with significant work experience, making them highly suitable for a range of jobs in the State Service.
The Disability Employment Program is a joint arrangement between the State Government and registered Disability Employment Service Providers. Its aim is to develop and promote a diverse Tasmanian Public Sector workforce.
The recruitment process is managed by Disability Service Providers who screen and register enthusiastic and motivated candidates.
When candidates are sought for vacancies, the Provider matches appropriately skilled candidates from their register to the vacancy. Candidates are eligible for fixed-term vacancies of up to 12 months duration with a classification up to General Stream Band 4 or equivalent.
In most cases, employing a candidate under this Program is no different to employing other candidates. All the same salary, terms and conditions of employment and access to training and development opportunities apply.
Disability Service Providers provide on-going support to both employers and the successful candidates including:
The Disability Employment Program is extremely rewarding for both candidate, employer and co-workers. Your agency and employees will discover a whole range of positive benefits from taking part in this program including:
Here are some tips for recruitment success through the Disability Employment Program or open vacancies:
State and Commonwealth legislation determine that it is unlawful to discriminate against a candidate or employee on the basis of their disability.
If a candidate or an employee can meet the inherent requirements of the job, with reasonable adjustment where necessary, and where these adjustments do not cause unjustifiable hardship, then it is unlawful to discriminate against a person in relation to their engagement or dismissal.
Inherent requirements are the essential elements of any job. They relate to the results that need to be achieved rather than the method for achieving those results i.e. what needs to be done instead of how it needs to be done.
Reasonable adjustment accommodates the effects of a person's disability so they can perform the tasks of a position. Examples include adjustments to facilities, workstations, equipment, software, practises or training. Costs involved may be eligible for reimbursement through the Employment Assistance Fund.
Unjustifiable hardship takes into account the financial costs of making an adjustment and includes matters like occupational health and safety impacts, or the capacity of the employer to comply with other relevant laws, standards or agreements
To ensure that recruitment practices for all state service positions do not discriminate against candidates with disability, the following questions should be considered by the selection panel:
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