FaHCSIA and the NDRC celebrate their new Partnership,
In March 2012, The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) held a signing ceremony to celebrate the recent partnership of FaHCSIA and the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC).
FaHCSIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase the number of job vacancies available to people with disability registered with Disability Employment Services through the NDRC, a service managed for the Australian Government by WorkFocus Australia.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is the Australian Government's main source of advice on social policy and manages about one fifth of the federal budget. FaHCSIA works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations managing a diverse range of programs and services designed to support and improve the lives of Australians.
Felicity Hand, FaHCSIA’s Deputy Secretary is shown here with Rob Gordon, CEO of the WorkFocus Group, at the signing presentation ceremony held at the FaHCSIA headquarters in Canberra.
Rob said, “The work of the NDRC has been focussed on building ‘disability confidence’ through the power of positive experience. We seek to do this by building a close working relationship with each employer in order to understand their business.” He then congratulated the FaHCSIA team on their commitment to building diversity.
The NDRC is now assisting FaHCSIA to implement strategies and practices to employ people with disability as well as support and develop existing staff to welcome people with disability as colleagues.
WorkFocus Australia and the NDRC would like to congratulate FaHCSIA for its commitment to providing more opportunities for people with disability, and for understanding and embracing that employing people with disability makes good business sense.
Julia Burns, Lucy Macali, Felicity Hand, Rob Gordon