Our staff with a disability or long term health condition
The best organisations have staff from many different backgrounds. People with long term health or other conditions affecting them in their daily life bring a unique perspective to their work and open us up to new ideas.
Our key priorities
Expand the range of employment opportunities for people with a disability and establish pathways aligned with their career aspirations
Build an inclusive workplace where people with a disability are valued and respected
Ensure our employees have safe, equitable and dignified access to all aspects of their workplace
- Representation of staff with a disability or other long term health condition to reach 8.5% by 2025
- 20% of employees with a disability in leadership/management roles
- 80% of recruiting managers have completed the My Health Learning ‘Employment: People with Disability’ training module by 2025
- 80% of staff have completed the Public Service Commission Disability Awareness Training module by 2025
- Increase HealthShare NSW’s disability confidence
Targeted positions are mainstream positions that are filled using advertising and recruitment strategies that maximise the number of applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.
Workplace adjustments are implemented (where needed) to enable a person with a disability or long term health condition to successfully interview, onboard and do their job. Changes may be made to equipment, ICT, communications, working hours, building accessibility and other areas where needed.
- Addressing selection criteria - Provides an overview of how to prepare your written application for a job with HealthShare NSW.
- Adjustments for the interview and applicant assessment process - these are available for applicants with disability or chronic health conditions to enable them to compete for a job on a level playing field.
- Targeted positions and confirmation of your disability status - A targeted position is one in which applicants with disability will be preferentially considered over mainstream applicants. Applicants will need to provide written verification that they have a disability at the time of application or at interview.
- Accessibility features of our major worksites - A summary of key accessibility features of our major worksites including public transport, accessible toilets and parking, access to the building and office space and staff amenities.
If the information you are seeking is not included, please contact the Coordinator Access & Inclusion by telephone: 0407 038 273 or email: HSNSW-DisabilityEmployment@health.nsw.gov.au
People who are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment can call the National Relay Service and then ask for the above telephone number.
- TTY Users phone 133 677
- Speak and listen users phone 1300 555 727
- SMS relay number 0423 677 767
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS (see NRS info page for details)