Meaningful employment is a key priority of Count Me In. Having a job is one of the most significant roles in most people's lives. It provides economic security, self-esteem, friends, and ongoing learning and development.
Many people with disability want a job but may not be confident to tackle interviews, work routines and the work environment. Some employers lack disability confidence or have misperceptions that employing someone with a disability is difficult and that they won't be able to accommodate someone's particular needs. School preparation, employer commitment and flexibility, and getting the right types of support are therefore key pathways to moving forward.
A complimentary Disability Employment Toolkit has also been developed and describes practical application of inclusive recruitment practices across all employment sectors.