Integrity Disability Hub is committed to supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals and aspirations, including in the area of employment. In Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for disability support services, including those aimed at improving access to employment. As an NDIS provider, Integrity Disability Hub is important in ensuring that people with disabilities have the support they need to access employment opportunities and achieve their career goals.
Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2020, the labour force participation rate for people with disabilities was just 53.4%, compared to 83.2% for people without disabilities. This highlights the significant barriers that people with disabilities face when it comes to accessing employment. These barriers can include discrimination, a lack of accessible workplaces, and a lack of support for people with disabilities to develop the skills and experience needed to succeed in the workforce.
Integrity Disability Hub works with participants to identify their employment goals and to develop strategies to achieve those goals. This can include support with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation, and accessing training and education opportunities. With our support, participants can gain the experience and skills needed to secure a job and thrive in their chosen career fields.
In addition to supporting participants with their individual employment goals, Integrity Disability Hub also works with employers to promote disability inclusion in the workplace. This can include providing education and training for employers on disability awareness and best practices for accommodating the needs of employees with disabilities. We also work with employers to identify job opportunities and to match these with the skills and experience of our participants.
One of the key ways that Integrity Disability Hub supports participants to access employment is through the NDIS Employment Support category. This category provides funding for employment-related supports, such as job coaching, workplace modifications, and skills training. We work closely with participants to develop a plan for how this funding can best support their employment goals.
Integrity Disability Hub is also committed to promoting the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Research has shown that companies that are more diverse and inclusive are more innovative, productive, and profitable. By promoting disability inclusion in the workplace, we are not only supporting our participants to achieve their career goals but also contributing to a more inclusive and prosperous society.
The role of NDIS providers such as Integrity Disability Hub in improving access to employment for people with disabilities is vital. Through our support and advocacy, we are working towards a more inclusive society where people with disabilities have equal employment opportunities and can achieve their career goals. If you are a person with a disability who is seeking support to access employment, or if you are an employer who is interested in promoting disability inclusion in your workplace, please contact Integrity Disability Hub or visit our website.