Pillar one: Employment and staff support

Employment and staff support is one of the Swinburne AccessAbility Action Plan's (AAP) six key pillars for action. 

We will build an inclusive and supportive culture and human resource management strategies that include best practice in the recruitment, employment and support of people living with disability, and carers. We are also committed to increasing opportunity for the employment and development of people living with disability and carers within Swinburne.

Goal

Be an employer of choice for people living with disability, and carers.

Actions and responsibility

4.1 Develop and implement a Swinburne AccessAbility Employment Strategy that includes innovative recruitment strategies and targets to boost the number of employees living with disability.

Responsibility: Director, People and Culture

4.2 As part of the AccessAbility Employment Strategy review and adjust the existing Employee Engagement Survey tools and processes to include information about staff living with disability, and carers.

Responsibility: Director, Human Resources

4.3 To ensure that we actively support people (current and future) living with disability, review current recruitment and selection processes to identify and remove any unintended barriers to recruiting potential or existing staff living with disability, and carers, including rolling out Unconscious Bias training for those engaged in these activities.

Responsibility: Director, People and Culture

4.4 As part of the AccessAbility Employment Strategy review staff support programs and mechanisms such as the Employee Assistance Program, to ensure that the specific needs of people living with disability, and carers, are satisfied.

Responsibility: Director, People and Culture

4.5 Develop a Staff Reasonable Adjustments Procedure and support kit to assist with modifications that may be required for staff living with disability, and carers.

Responsibility: Director, People and Culture

4.6 Ensure that induction programs for new staff include a general Disability Awareness module as part of equity training.

Responsibility: Director, People and Culture