Navigating the Employment Journey:
How Job Seekers with Disability can Empower their Job Ability.
Welcome to our site. TURSA supports job seekers managing a disability or health conditions in finding and keeping employment. Managing a disability or health condition while seeking employment can present unique challenges. Still, we are here to help you access opportunities and resources that can support your employment journey.
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Employment Ability for Job Seekers Managing a Disability
Despite the challenges, numerous employment opportunities are available for job seekers with a disability or health conditions. Some of the options include the following:
Many employers seek to hire individuals managing disabilities to help create a diverse and inclusive workforce. These employers understand the benefits that can be achieved such as:
- Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Hiring an employee with a disability can contribute to a diverse and inclusive workplace, which has been shown to improve employee morale, productivity, and creativity.
- Access to a Unique Skill Set: Employees with disabilities often develop unique skills and strengths due to navigating their disability, such as problem-solving, adaptability, resilience, and empathy. These skills can be valuable assets to an employer and enhance the team’s overall skill set.
- Expanded Talent Pool: By considering candidates with disabilities, employers can tap into a larger talent pool and increase their chances of finding the right fit for their organisation. This can result in a broader range of skills, experiences, and perspectives, enriching the workplace and fostering innovation.
- Improved Brand Reputation: Employers who actively support the employment of people with disabilities can enhance their brand reputation and be seen as socially responsible and inclusive. This can result in positive public relations, increased customer loyalty, and improved brand perception in the community. This in turn improves employment sustainability.
- Access to Incentives and Wage Subsidies: These financial benefits can offset the costs associated with accommodating disabilities in the workplace and provide additional cost savings.
- Increased Employee Retention: Employees with disabilities often demonstrate loyalty and commitment to employers who provide them with opportunities and accommodations. This can lead to increased employee retention and reduced turnover, saving on recruitment and training costs.
- Enhanced Workplace Accommodations: Accommodating an employee with a disability may require workplace modifications, such as installing ramps, widening doorways, or providing assistive technologies. These accommodations can also benefit other employees and customers, making the workplace more accessible and inclusive.
- Compliance with Legal Requirements: Many countries have laws and regulations that mandate employers to provide equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Hiring and accommodating employees with disabilities can help employers meet their legal obligations and avoid potential legal risks.
- Positive Impact on Team Dynamics: Employing someone with a disability can foster a culture of inclusivity and teamwork among employees. It can also increase awareness and understanding of diversity, promote empathy and compassion, and create a supportive and inclusive work environment.
It’s important to everyone understands that hiring and managing employees with disabilities requires proper consideration of their unique needs, accommodations, and privacy rights. The employers TURSA work with understand these commitments and work with us to an inclusive and empowered workplace.
Disability Employment Services are government-funded programs that provide tailored support to job seekers with disabilities or health conditions. These services may include job placement assistance, vocational training, and ongoing support to help individuals find and keep employment.
Customised employment is an approach that matches the skills, interests, and support needs of individuals with disabilities or health conditions to create unique job opportunities. This may involve job, role modification, job sharing, or flexible work arrangements and a range of planning and skills training to optimise job success.
Navigating the Employment Journey with a Disability or Health Condition
Managing a disability or health condition while seeking employment can be challenging, but some resources and strategies can help and this is an area where TURSA can be of enormous assistance. Some critical considerations for navigating the employment journey with a disability or health condition include the following:
TURSA Disability Employment Services can be a valuable resource in assisting participants with advocating in the workplace. They can provide assistance in various ways, including helping individuals effectively communicate their accommodation needs to their employer. This may involve giving guidance on requesting reasonable accommodations, such as physical modifications or assistive technology.
Additionally, TURSA Disability Employment Services can support participants in discussing flexible work arrangements with their employer. They can provide strategies and advice on negotiating flexible work hours if these accommodations would better align with an individual’s needs and abilities.
Furthermore, TURSA Disability Employment Services can connect individuals with disability advocacy organisations or other relevant resources in the community. These organisations can provide additional support and advocacy for individuals with disabilities in the workplace, such as addressing discrimination or unfair treatment and helping individuals navigate any challenges they may face.
By leveraging the expertise and support of TURSA Disability Employment Services, individuals with disabilities can effectively advocate for themselves in the workplace and ensure that their accommodation needs are met, ultimately promoting a more inclusive and supportive work environment.
Workplace modifications for individuals with disabilities are crucial for ensuring inclusivity in the workplace. TURSA Disability Employment Services offer support in advocating for reasonable accommodations, such as physical modifications, assistive technology, and flexible work arrangements. This ensures that individuals with disabilities can effectively perform their job duties and thrive in their chosen careers. TURSA Disability Employment Services also provide ongoing support and resources for managing disabilities, promoting inclusive work environments where all employees can succeed.
TURSA Disability Employment Services are dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities in their employment journey, including career planning. Their team of experts can provide personalised guidance and support in identifying skills, interests, and goals and exploring career options that align with an individual’s abilities and aspirations.
With their specialised knowledge of the labour market and job trends, TURSA Disability Employment Services can offer valuable insights and resources to help individuals develop a comprehensive and effective career plan. This may include assistance with job search strategies, resume development, interview preparation, and ongoing support in navigating the unique challenges that individuals with disabilities may face in the job market.
By leveraging their expertise, TURSA Disability Employment Services can empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their career goals and thrive in the workplace.
Job seekers with a disability or health conditions face unique challenges in finding and keeping employment, but opportunities and resources are available to support their employment journey. Inclusive employers, disability employment services, and customised employment are some avenues that can provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities or health conditions to access meaningful employment.
Navigating the employment journey may require self-advocacy, accommodations, and career planning. Still, with the proper support and resources, job seekers with a disability or health conditions can achieve their employment goals and thrive in the workplace. Remember, you have the ability and potential to succeed in your employment journey, and services and support are available to help you along the way.