People with disability work across a wide range of jobs in the NSW public sector. It is important we work to remove the barriers at work for people with disability to ensure they are able to participate in their workplace and feel included. The public sector workforce should reflect the diversity of the communities we work with.
There are three types of barriers most commonly faced by people with disability:
- Attitudinal barriers: lack of knowledge and understanding, lack of confidence of recruiters and hiring managers, low expectations, fear of making a mistake.
- Systemic barriers: job descriptions, application processes, built environment barriers, lack of time and resources, lack of ‘straight-through’ processes, complexity of employment service programs and providers.
- Structural disadvantage: education, work experience and discrimination.