Increasing WA's disability sector workforce capacity.
Western Australian Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson recently launched a new website that will support WA's disability sector to continue providing high quality and safe services, and minimise disruption for people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Jobs in WA Disability Services website has been established by National Disability Services WA (NDS), with funding from the WA Department of Communities, to enable jobseekers and employers across the State to access employment opportunities in the disability sector. Jobseekers with experience working in customer facing roles, including in the disability, community or health sectors can use the new website to register their interest in working in the disability sector and make themselves known to employers needing additional staff during the pandemic.
The website is intended to reduce the time and effort required to apply for jobs in the disability sector, and help employers to shortlist jobseekers. Disability service providers and individuals who self-manage their individualised plan can also use the website to search for and employ suitable staff.
"I'm very pleased to announce the launch of Jobs in WA Disability Services, designed as an efficient and easy-to-use job matching website to connect disability service providers or people who are self-managing with workers with the right skills and values." the Minister said. "There will be many people seeking work at this time who have experience in the health and community service sectors whose skills and values will be welcomed by the disability sector. The disability sector in Western Australia offers a wide variety of meaningful jobs and valued careers for jobseekers who have the right values and approach, focused on supporting people with disability to achieve their goals and meet their specific daily living needs."