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Public Service Commission Workshop Jobs for people with disability - a plan for the NSW public sector"

Toozly invited to exhibit at this event

The Public Service Commission ran a workshop with senior executives from across NSW government departments yesterday (3 December) to discuss and develop ideas and initiative to improve pathways and opportunities to recruit more people with disability within the public service. The aim of the government is to increase the number of jobs for people with disability by 10,000 by 2027.

The NSW government can show greater leadership in improving employment opportunities for people with disability given it is the State's largest employer.  Currently, it is estimated to employ only 2.7% of its current workforce as people with disability and it aims to increase this to 5.6% over the next several years.

This is a whole of government initiative and includes ideas and initiative arising from the workshop and the small group work. The likely changes could include:

*using new and more accessible technologies and systems;

*changing processes for entry which may include new pathways, an alternative recruitment practice to the standard interview and selection processes;

*Partnering with organisations that work with people with disability to develop targeted attraction and recruitment action;

*creation of a single point contact for inclusion, accessibility and support.

Toozly was among a small group of providers that was invited to exhibit at the event and we had an opportunity to meet with attendees and discuss what Toozly could do for the NSW Government to increase the recruitment of people with disability. We also met with the NSW Public Service Commissioner Ms Emma Hogan and others at the event.

 

NSW Government Senior Executive Event on people with disability 3 December 2018

Toozly invited to exhibit at this event

Toozly along with 5 other organisations working in the disability space, has been invited to exhibit at the forthcoming NSW Government Senior Leaders event on 3 December 2018.

The event outcome is "to have this act as an opportunity for senior executives to gather and consider barriers, enablers and high impact initiatives to improve and make the sector an attractive employer of people with disability. It will also present participants with the opportunity to engage with specialist expertise of disability employment."

The NSW Government is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community. The NSW Government can show leadership in improving employment opportunities for people with disability. Also invited to the event are the Disability Council NSW, Sector Disability Employment Network (DEN) Chair and Deputy Chair's.

Toozly is very excited to be invited to such a prestige event among a small group of exhibitors. We will have a stand and material for the estimated 300 senior executives who are scheduled to attend the event.  Our aim is to demonstrate Toozly's capability in connecting employers, in this case, the NSW Government (who by the way already advertise jobs on the Toozly web platform), with DES consultants and potential applicant's seeking meaningful work.

We will post further details and photo's after the event.

Get Connected Information Sessions - NDIS

Monday 11 September 2017

TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES DYNAMIC COMBINATIONS OF CHOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

The creators of three innovative online platforms will join forces on 4 October 2017 in the Hunter region to showcase the online platforms supporting people with a disability and their carers to gain choice and control over all aspects of their lives.

As the NDIS rolls out, people with a disability are increasingly able to make choices they have previously not been empowered to make.

“The ‘Get Connected’ information sessions will highlight how technology can assist people with a disability to have choice and control over their care and support, social activities and gain meaningful employment,” said Careseekers Co-founder Marissa Sandler.

‘These platforms are game changers for people with a disability and their carers,” said MyCareSpace founder Nicole Gamerov. “Being online, they reduce some of the barriers to accessing support, employment, activities and resources that match your actual needs. For providers, if you want to be relevant in the marketplace of today, it’s important to be accessible and visible online.”

The Get Connected forum is an opportunity for attendees to learn how to use the websites and direct questions to the founders/CEO’s of Careseekers, MyCareSpace and Toozly.

Careseekers is an online platform that directly connects people looking for in-home care and support, with care and support workers.

MyCareSpace allows people with disabilities and their carers to easily access a national directory of over 5,000 local services, providers, short term accommodation (respite) and activities plus a resource library and shared personal stories.

Toozly is Australia’s largest job search website for people with disabilities. It connects people with disabilities with meaningful employment and helps organisations tap into a largely underutilised talent pool of job seekers with disabilities.

People with a disability, their carers and family and those working in disability organisations and providers are encouraged to attend the event. It is free to attend. Please RSVP by phoning 1300 765 465 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Wednesday 4 October 2017 Charlestown:
11am-12.30pm
The Place, Charlestown Community Centre
Cnr Frederick and Pearson St, Charlestown

Maitland:
2.30-4pm
Emerald Room, Club Maitland City 14 Arthur St Rutherford, Maitland Marissa Sandler 0437 506 673

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