New online platform supporting jobseekers with disability

The new Disability Jobs Connect is an innovative online platform for people with disability to help overcome the challenges of gaining employment and connect with potential employers who recognise the unique skills and attributes they possess.  

People with a disability can create a profile showcasing their skills, attributes, values, previous experience and more. Employers can then search on this information, view candidate profiles and connect with those best aligned to their business and available role. People or groups helping the candidate with their employment – including Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, the NDIS or a candidate’s legal guardian – can be linked into the activity between employers and candidates.

National Disability Services, the peak body representing disability service providers, has developed the online platform in partnership with local WA technology company Studium. The development of the platform was funded by the WA State Government through a $400,000 Lotterywest grant, and incorporated a series of co-design sessions with people with disability and Disability Employment Services (DES) providers. This co-design process informed and shaped the platform, and has ensured the final product meets the needs of people with disability, DES providers and progressive employers seeking to employ people with disability. The platform will also assist employers to tap into underutilised expertise and improve their workforce diversity.

Unlike traditional employment platforms where employers advertise vacant positions based on job descriptions and jobseekers use structured CVs and cover letters to apply, Disability Jobs Connect invites jobseekers to create their own profiles to showcase their skills, values and interests in the way that best suits and describes them. Employers can then search on this information, view candidate profiles and connect with those best aligned to their business and available role. Jobseekers and employers can make requests to connect and explore employment opportunities, and DES providers can also upload the profiles of people with disability and support them through the job search process.

Visit studium.work/disabilityjobsconnect

The new Disability Job Connect platform was announced by Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA —Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Small Business — on Wednesday 10 August 2022. You can view the full media statement here


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Page last updated October 07, 2022