High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) engaged Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Australian Network on Disability (AND) to build the capacity of employers to employ people with disability through the High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates (HGJTC) project.

As part of this project, an online Access and Inclusion Index was developed and a demand-led job brokerage approach implemented in high job growth industries.

The two complementary and interlinked strategies have helped to build connections between talented candidates with disability and selected NSW businesses in high growth industries.

Venture mission

High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates is a demand-led approach designed to meet the needs of employers by building their disability confidence through expert training provided by AND, while at the same time helping to better prepare candidates with disability for the jobs of the future. The project focuses equally on the needs of employers and candidates, ensuring an effective job match.

The Access and Inclusion Index includes tools and resources to assist employers in building their capabilities to make their businesses accessible and inclusive to customers and employees with disability. These tools and resources are available to all NSW businesses.

For more information on the importance of workforce inclusion for people with a disability watch the Australian Network on Disability video Access and Inclusion is Good for Business:

Goal of SVA partnership

High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates graduated from the SVA venture portfolio in 2017.

Insights emerging from the High Growth Jobs, Talented candidates project will assist SVA and collaborating partners to influence the development of employment policy, particularly the current design of the Disability Employment Services models ahead of National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout.