The following are a range of useful resources available on line to assist employers
JobAccess is a free information and advice service about the employment of people with disability. JobAccess helps people with disability, employers, service providers and the community to access information about services, financial assistance and workplace solutions. You can find useful information about reasonable adjustments, disclosure of disability, disability employment case studies, tools and checklists.
Employ Outside the Box
Employ Outside the Box policy document was developed by ACCI's EET team, and calls on business to consider Employing Outside the Box when hiring new talent. Hiring someone from beyond the traditional pool of workers isn’t about taking a risk or an act of charity. It makes sense from an economic - and business perspective - to embrace the opportunities offered from diverse workforces, securing future skills and labour, and boosting the nation’s economic prosperity.
In addition to Employ Outside the Box, ACCI have developed a concise, business friendly handbook, outlining the strong business case for recruiting and retaining mature aged workers.
Australian Network on Disability
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a not-for-profit organisation resourced by its members to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. We help our members and clients to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and suppliers.
Workers with Mental Illness: a practical guide for managers
As a manager or employer, Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers provides you with information on how to appropriately support workers with mental illness. It also provides you with information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers
SOFA Social Firms Australia
SOFA has developed a range of guides to assist with employment for people with mental illness including a guide for managers and employers, a guide for job seekers, disclosure and a handbook for practitioners involved with supporting clients with mental illness.
Get Ready for Study and Work
For employers we have some Information Sheets which will make it easier to make decisions and understand your responsibilities when considering working with or employing persons with disabilities.