During the 2012-16 reporting period, disability advocates reported assisting 19 people with employment issues in an average three -month period.
|Disability advocacy Issue||Employment|
|Number||19 people on average per quarter|
|Trend||≈ generally stable|
|Rights under the CRPD||Governments will:
|Commitments in the State Disability Plan||The Victorian government will:
The series appears relatively stable over the reporting period (figure 17).
Case study: Help to negotiate employment arrangements
Aiden* disclosed his disability to his new employer and the employer raised some concerns about hiring Aiden due to his health.
Aiden contacted an advocate for assistance. The advocate arranged a face-to-face meeting with Aiden and the employer to assist with negotiating working hours and leave if, and when, required. The advocate also provided the employer with general information about disability, including a written guide from Apprenticeship Victoria, and superannuation information.
The employer’s concerns were alleviated and they were pleased to employ Aiden.
* names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals
- Executive Summary
- Data integrity
- 1. People receiving disability advocacy services
- 2. Identified characteristics of people receiving disability advocacy services
- 3. Advocacy issues
- Appendix: Data tables