The Department encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from all different age groups and from the LGBTI community. We believe that providing an inclusive workplace culture where all employees are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, ideas and perspectives, helps us to deliver better outcomes for the diverse community we serve in Western Australia.
Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives, including:
- Access to flexible working arrangements such as part time work and flexi-time.
- Training and awareness programs and support for managers, staff and teams including Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation and disability awareness initiatives.
- Celebrating diversity days and events to promote awareness and inclusion, such as Harmony Day and NAIDOC Week.
- Investing in entry level employment programs such as cadetships, internships and traineeships.
- Partnering with the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator service to build disability awareness and confidence across the organisation.
People with disability can request workplace modifications or reasonable adjustments to assist them to apply for positions, participate in the recruitment process, and perform their daily job.
Reasonable adjustments are aimed at removing barriers for people with disability, and to provide the tools and equipment to undertake their job in the best way possible. These may include:
- interpreters, readers, attendants or other work related assistance,
- information and communication in accessible formats such as converting text to audio, providing larger print versions of documents, and provision of a talking calculator
- assistive technology such as screen readers,
- additional workplace equipment or facilities,
- adjustments to work methods and arrangements,
- methods for testing, assessment or selection; and,
- training for staff, co-workers and supervisors.
You can discuss your needs with the contact person listed in the job advertisement of you may require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process.