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Workplace Adjustments – Best Practice

November 3rd, 2019 by tperry

Workplace Adjustments in Best-Practice Organisations

The Centre for Workplace Leadership, in consultation with the Australian Network on Disability, examined ‘best-practice’ organisations in Australia to understand how they utilised workplace adjustments towards the inclusion of people with disability in the workplace.

Twenty-six Australian organisations from the private, public and for-purpose sectors participated in the research, from which 48 managers and employees were interviewed about their implementation of workplace adjustments.

A series of findings and recommendations focused on systems and processes that contribute to inclusive workplaces are outlined in the final report: Improving Access and Inclusion in Employment for People with Disabilities.

*To read more, go to Australian Network on Disability’s web site.

Sensory Scientific Exhibition

November 2nd, 2019 by tperry

Enhance Your Life Through Discovery

Members of the blind and low vision community are invited to our Sensory Scientific Exhibition and Discovery Day on Friday 6 December at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

This exhibition is specifically designed for a blind and low vision audience, with tactile, sound, olfactory and low vision accessible displays and exhibits.

  • Learn about cells and cell division, tumor growth and invasion, new and existing cancer treatments and more.
  • This is a free event but registration is essential.

When

Friday 6 December – 8.45am – 12.45pm

Where

G54 Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton

Register

sensoryscientificexhibition2019.eventbrite.com

Enquire

BDI-SSD@monash.edu

monash.edu/discovery-institute

Program of Events

Registration opens at 8.45am for a 9.30am start and the event concludes at 12.45pm.

There will be a special presentation by Professor Roger Daly, Head of the Monash BDI’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Cancer Program, followed by morning tea and interactive breakout sessions. The sessions will include hands-on activities such as:

  • 2D and 3D models
  • Tactile poster creation
  • Interactive manipulatives

Getting There

The event will be in G54, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton campus. See the Clayton Campus Map for directions.

There are many ways to get to and from Monash University, including public transport and driving. If you are driving, please provide us with your car registration so that we can ensure you will have a parking space.

  • Please note a $12 parking fee will apply.
  • For more information, visit: monash.edu/people/transport-parking.

Accessibility

  • You are welcome to bring your guide dog with you
  • A carer, family member or friend is welcome to attend with you, however they will also need to complete a registration form to ensure we can optimise your experience in the various group activities
  • Volunteers will be present on the day for assistance.

Contact Us

  • Monash BDI
  • T: +61 3 9902 9656
  • E: BDI-SSDD@monash.edu
  • www.monash.edu/discovery-institute

Diversity Scholarship 2020

October 18th, 2019 by tperry

Department of Treasury & Finance – Diversity Scholarship 2020

The Department of Treasury and Finance has recently launched the Diversity Scholarship 2020!
This exciting new scholarship supports a talented member of the community from a diverse background to undertake tertiary study in the 2020 academic year. The recipient of this Scholarship will receive both financial (up to $30,000) and non-financial support, which includes an opportunity to participate in a work placement at the Department of Treasury and Finance.
It’s open to students studying during 2020 in one of the following fields:
  • Economics;
  • Engineering;
  • Science;
  • Technology;
  • Mathematics (Data Analytics and Statistics);
  • Business;
  • Finance;
  • Accounting; or
  • Public Policy or Political Studies.
The Scholarship is open to all individuals from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: someone who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; someone with a disability or who cares for a person with a disability; someone from a disadvantaged or low socio-economic background; someone from a multicultural or refugee background; or someone who identifies as LGBTIQ.
Please visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website https://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/careers/diversity-scholarship for more information and to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact the DTF Scholarship Officer Natalie Fakalogotoa on 03 7005 8829 or People.Culture@dtf.vic.gov.au.

CareerFitter’s 17th Annual Scholarship

October 10th, 2019 by tperry

International Students Can Apply by 31 January 2020

CareerFitter have been offering scholarships every year since 2003; and have been providing online career tests and research since 1998. You can see more about their scholarship and what they do here: https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester, they are applying to receive the scholarship
  • Applicants must have a GPA average above 2.4
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific major
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply

*This year CareerFitter’s doubled their scholarship from $500 to $1000 and the deadline for 2020 is January 31

Dr Bomi Joseph Scholarship

October 9th, 2019 by tperry

Dr. Bomi Joseph Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The Dr. Joseph Bomi Program consists of one scholarship which will be awarded to the applicant that, in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, writes the most compelling essay based on the essay guidelines. The total monetary value of the scholarship is $1,500 USD, and the deadline for submissions is November 29, 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in their first year of study in a medical/healthcare program at an accredited college or university. Applicants from all over the world are eligible to apply.

All applicants must submit proof of acceptance or enrolment. Failure to provide adequate documentation will result in disqualification.

Only successful applicants of the Dr. Bomi Joseph Scholarship Program will be contacted. The scholarship payment will be made directly to the student to be used toward tuition and education-related expenses.

Scholarship Application Requirements

Interested applicants need to complete the requirements and follow the instructions below on how to enter:

Applicants must write an essay of 500 words explaining the following:

  • Your background
  • What makes you interested in pursuing a career in the medical/healthcare field
  • How you can make a difference in the field
  • How you plan to give back to the community after graduation
  • Why you deserve this opportunity
  • How you will use the scholarship fund

Complete the required fields and submit your essay using the form found at http://www.drbomijosephscholarships.com/dr-bomi-joseph-apply/

Stepping Into Internships Update

September 20th, 2019 by tperry

Stepping Into Internships – Two Weeks To Go!

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Positions include:

  • Technology Intern (Melbourne)
  • Accessibility Plan Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Civil Engineer or Environmental Engineer/Scientist or Project Manager Intern (Canberra)
  • Environment & Resources Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mine Planning Intern (Perth)
  • Planning and Technical Intern (Brisbane)
  • Operations Finance Intern (Melbourne & Perth)

 

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Positions include:

  • Marine Division Program Management Intern (Canberra)
  • Policy Development and Advice Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Comms Specialist Intern (Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Demand and Performance Analyst Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mental Health Support Officer Intern (Geelong Location: Hunter Region, NSW, or Perth, WA may also be considered)
  • ICT Support Officer Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Human Resources Intern (Brisbane)
  • Strategic Contract Management Intern (Brisbane)

 

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Positions include:

  • Legal Intern (Melbourne)
  • Strategy and Finance Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Assistant Intern (Sydney)
  • Analyst Intern (Sydney)

 

We have plenty more organisations and positions listed on our website!

If you’ve already applied – thank you! We have had more positions added since our first email, so be sure to check our website for the updated list, and email applications@and.org.auif you would like to change your preferences. Don’t forget to share this email with people you know who might be interested, too!

If you haven’t already applied: applications close Friday 4th October. Head to our website to view all available positions, and apply here!

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or international student with full working rights in Australia

AND accepts applications from students with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

How do I apply?

Read the details on our information page for students and complete our online application form by 4th October 2019

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To speak to a member of the Stepping Into team call 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au

Find Out More About Stepping Into

Understanding the NDIS

September 12th, 2019 by tperry

“Understanding the NDIS” Workshops Accessible for People with Disability

During 2018-19, the Australian Federation of disability Organisations (AFDO), conducted a series of workshops called “Understanding the NDIS”, for people with disability, families and carers.

They also wanted to help those who could not attend a workshop in person so they don’t have to miss out on the information. So they filmed the workshop, from which they made 9 videos which you can find at this site.

The workshop explains important NDIS ideas and processes in plain, easy to understand language. It helps people with disability and their families to have increased understanding of the NDIS and confidence in dealing with the NDIA.

Workshop Videos Access Features

All videos have Auslan interpreting, captioning and audio description. A transcript for each video is also available.

The PDF or Word versions of the workshop handbook and factsheets can be downloaded from:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/resources/understandingthendisvideos

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of these materials in print or braille, for $10.00 per set, (postage included), please email AFDO at

disabilityloop@afdo.org.au

Top Content

September 12th, 2019 by tperry

Top Content from AND – Australian Network on Disability

What topics are of most interest to our network? What strategies are getting results? Which local and global news stories are sparking conversations? Here’s a roundup of top content to help you stay in the know.

Top LinkedIn posts

  1. 12 of the biggest challenges people with disabilities face when pursuing an office job
  2. How to disclose a disability to your employer (and whether you should)
  3. The power of person-first language in the workplace 
  4. Employment without barriers – an open letter to recruitment decision makers
  5. What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness?

Top Tweets

  1. Australian advocates travel to UN to highlight discrimination against migrants with disabilities
  2. Forces for change – 7 ways to build a more accessible and inclusive workplace
  3. The economic benefits of increasing employment for people with disability
  4. Belonging in the workplace: A new approach to diversity and inclusivity
  5. Dylan Alcott launches campaign fighting barriers to work for people with disability

Top content from AND

  1. Workplace adjustments in best-practice organisations
  2. 3 Steps to take before you ask employees about their disability status
  3. Tips for creating inclusive products and services 
  4. Key dates and campaigns to add to your calendar
  5. Interview with Medibank: How we became a top performer in access and inclusion

The Lived Experience of Disability

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

Disability – The Lived Experience

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience. Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 October, 12–1pm
  • Venue: Marquee on the Green, Caulfield campus

*A free light lunch will be provided. Registrations close 1 October.

*For more information, and to book for this event, please go to this webpage.

Stepping Into Internships – More Positions Added!

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

More Stepping Into Internship Positions Added to AND Website

Australian Network on Disability (AND) encourages all potential applicants to review the positions on offer and apply for the ‘Stepping Into’ program. Any applicants who wish to change their preferences are also more than welcome to email applications@and.org.au to update their preference list.

 An Inspiring Story from the Winter 2018 internship program.

Amelia Gates

Amelia Gates with supervisors

Amelia Gates participated in Stepping Into at Department of Social Services Tasmania, and not only discovered her career potential, but developed her confidence in managing her illness in the workplace.

 Having never attempted full-time work before, Amelia had wanted to test just how much work she could take on. Once she realised her disability was nothing to hide, armed with pain-management techniques and confidence, Amelia soon realised she was very capable of full-time work. Amelia has since gone on to a role that is aligned with her university studies and career goals.

‘I don’t have the same concerns going into this new job that I did before I completed Stepping Into. I now feel confident in my ability to manage any pain and not hide my disability from co-workers,’ she said.

 Her supervisor Beverley Jefferson and colleagues also say they gained valuable skills from the internship, and learned how easy it can be to manage adjustments in the workplace.

 ‘Amelia just needed the flexibility to have time off when her disability impacted too intensely, and access to a microwave for heat packs,’ said Beverley.

‘Disability should not be a barrier – in fact, that question should be flipped. Ask instead: do employers create barriers for people with disability?’

AND are delighted to be able to contribute to these fantastic outcomes for both students and organisations. Visit their website for more success stories!

Applications for the Summer 2019/20 Stepping Into internships are open until October 4th

For more information or any enquiries, feel free to contact the Programs team on 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au