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Access and inclusion plans
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014 to 2018
- Our vision - Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
- Disability access and inclusion context
- South Australians living with disability
- Departmental profile - staff with disability
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan outcomes
- Outcome 1: inclusive and accessible communities
- Outcome 2: economic security and employment
- Outcome 3: rights protection, justice and legislation
- Outcome 4: personal and community support
- Outcome 5: learning and skills
- Outcome 6: health and wellbeing
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan development and implementation
- Child and Youth Services
- Exceptional Needs Unit
- Moving On Program
- ASSIST Therapy Services
Outcome 2: economic security and employment
People with disability, their families and carers have economic security, enabling them to plan for the future and exercise choice and control over their lives.
Action 1: Increase the number of people participating in the Individualised Funding Program.
- Lead responsibility: Disability SA
- Timeframe: Ongoing
- Measurable target: Increased numbers of people choosing to purchase support services of their choice using individualised funding.
Action 2: People with disability in supported accommodation are able to access prepaid purchase cards for financial transactions.
- Lead responsibility: Financial Services
- Timeframe: 2014–2015
- Measurable target: Implementation of prepaid purchase card policy, procedures and practices.
Action 3: Promotion and implementation of the DHS Disability Employment Strategy across the department.
- Lead responsibility: Human Resources and Executive
- Timeframe: 31 December 2016
- Measurable target: Increase the disability representation of the DHS workforce to 6 per cent.
Action 4: Inform all South Australian Government employees with caring responsibilities about carer friendly policies and entitlements and external assistance available to carers of people with disability.
- Lead responsibility: Community Services
- Timeframe: 30 June 2014
- Measurable target: Information is developed and distributed through the SA Government Human Resources Leaders' Group.
Disability Employment Community of Practice
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Disability Employment Community of Practice (DE CoP) was formed in February 2012 by the DHS Human Resources Directorate in response to challenges identified in a department-wide survey distributed to managers and staff with disability.
The group initially focussed on how the department could better support its employees with disability and their managers. The group highlighted issues such as employees needing to take sick leave due to their disability, difficulties in obtaining workplace modifications and the need to promote disability awareness in the workplace.
The DE CoP has been instrumental in shaping the DHS Disability Employment Strategy 2014–2016, providing feedback on the Special Leave with Pay provisions for employees with disability and the DHS Workplace Modifications Guideline.
The group continues to identify avenues for support designed to empower current employees with disability and promote disability recruitment across DHS.
Phone: +61 8 8415 4250