Give your business the advantage of being an accessible business and an employer of choice!
Did you know that more than 1 million Australians with disability work in a wide range and variety of industries and careers?
Many employers and small businesses across Australia employ people who have a disability. However, it is not always obvious, and many employers are not aware that some of their staff may already manage life with some form of disability.
This is where we can help. The AFDO Diversity Field Officer Service is a free service that is focused on understanding you and your business, and assisting you to build your “disability confidence” to be welcoming, confident and accessible.
Our Service commenced in September 2015 with a focus on building the disability confidence of small and medium-sized businesses to improve workforce participation, accessibility and customer service.
Read on about how our assistance can help your business. Our focus is to help you build the confidence and connections so that good practice becomes…well good practice.
Currently, this service is being run in the Geelong and Bellarine regions in Victoria. However, if your business is located in another region of Victoria, please contact us to see how we can help your business.
What are the benefits of a diverse workforce?
A diverse workforce helps your business to stand out from the crowd and can bring new perspectives, innovation, and experience that your business might not have previously tapped into. Read more about the benefits of a diverse workforce.
With the full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we want to help you become confident, welcoming and accessible as both a business and an employer.
Our services include a personalised, tailored business review, one-to-one work to build your capability as a business champion and support to identify the steps – as big or small as you’re comfortable with – to remove barriers that may be holding back your business. We realise that most small businesses are time poor so our service is designed to be flexible and accommodating to your needs.
Interested? Our completely free, no obligation service is capped to just 50 businesses during the next year – so what are you waiting for? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in the Diversity Field Officer Service.
Recent Articles on the Diversity Field Officer Service
- Diversity Field Officer Service – A snapshot
- Business Life: Article published June 2016
- Business News: Why Small Business Should be Thinking About Diversity
We thank our supporters and our sponsors
- Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine
- Deakin University
- Victorian Government
- Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
- Worksafe Victoria
- Give Where You Live Foundation
- Percy Baxter Trust
- Geelong Chamber of Commerce
- G21 Geelong Region Alliance
- Committee for Geelong
- Disability Employment Australia
- Geelong Local Learning and Employment Network (GRLLEN)
- Ticket to Work
- National Disability Coordination Officer
- Disability employment service providers, NDIS providers and organisations working with people with disability.