Disability in public employment advocate recognised at IPAA Awards

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Public Sector Commission project partner and State Manager of the National Disability Service, Julie Waylen was awarded the prestigious Leader of the Year Working in the Not for Profit Sector at the recent IPAA WA Achievement Awards.
Image of IPPA Award recipient Julie Waylen receiving award

Public Sector Commission project partner and State Manager of the National Disability Service, Julie Waylen was awarded the prestigious Leader of the Year Working in the Not for Profit Sector at the recent IPAA WA Achievement Awards.

A strong voice for disability service providers, NDS has supported the Commission to increase disability confident employment across the government sector. This complements the actions identified in the People with disability action plan to increase representation of people with disability in public sector employment.

The project, which has been funded by a Department of Communities Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Readiness grant, seeks to roll out training and resources across the public sector to ensure that recruitment processes and practices are inclusive for people with disability.

Having access to appropriate adjustments when applying for positions enables people with disability to fully participate in recruitment, selection and appointment activities – creating a more inclusive and equitable process. For example, an adjustment may be offering flexible alternatives to a traditional panel interview.

Enabling skilled jobseekers with disability to compete for positions on a level playing field increases the talent pool and benefits everyone. 

We congratulate Julie on her award and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2021.

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Page reviewed 4 January 2021