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Finding a job in these difficult times is not easy, this is even more difficult for many persons with Mobility Impairments. Stabilizing a job once you have one, is even harder. Finding a stable workforce poses many challenges. This is largely due to a factors such as:
- production skills
- effective social skills
- The integration between worker and workplace
- Health Problems
- Lack of Assistive Devices
- Accessibility to the building (place of work) & lack of facilities like Disabled Toilets, Disabled Parking, etc.
Jobs offered to people with disabilities are scarce & studies have shown a correlation between disabilities and poverty. Those who are able to get jobs but unable to stabilize a job are often left discouraged & many who had participated, found that they were paid less when compared to their co-workers.
Disability is a natural part of human life and does not diminish the right of persons with disabilities to take their rightful place in the work place. Widespread ignorance, fear and stereotypes cause persons with disabilities to be unfairly discriminated against in society and in employment. As a result, persons with disabilities experience high unemployment levels and, in the workplace, often remain in low status jobs and earn lower than average remuneration. The Employment Equity Act no. 55, of 1998 was drafted and put in place to ensure the employment rights of persons with disabilities in the workplace. Click on the link below to find out more about your rights and the Employment equity act no. 55, of 1998.
Companies & Organizations That Can Help
Thanks to Companies and Organizations such as Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting, The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, SpecCon Holdings and Isilumko, there are various programs in place that aid persons with disabilities, to find jobs and acquire the skills that they may need in the workplace. Please read the information below to find out more about these companies and organisations that provide these services for persons with disabilities.
The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities offer BBBEE advice and services related to persons with disabilities, such as: Job placement, Skills development, Preferential procurement, Ownership, Supply chain development. "We will refer you to our experts in each of the nine provinces or support you from our National Office in Edenvale." Contact Danie Marais for more information via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at Tel: +27 11 452 2774. The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities also provides Disability Equity Training to both public and private sectors.
Disability Equity Training
The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities also provides Disability Equity Training. Many public and private sector bodies have gradually realised that their work practices and policies fall far short of fulfilling the needs, rights and aspirations of disabled people who are their clients, customers and co-workers and that, in order to change this situation, they need to turn to disabled people for education and guidance. From this realisation has grown the demand for Disability Equality Training (DET) run by disabled people, which aims to help people understand the meaning of disability, identify changes in work practice, and plan strategies to implement change
Disability Equality Training courses have been organised and run by disabled people and organizations to address the need for information about reality of disability. A DET course will enable participants to identify and address discriminatory forms of practice towards disabled people. Through training they will find ways to challenge the organisational behaviour which reinforces negative myths and values and which prevents disabled people from gaining equality and achieving full participation in society.
The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities: offer training which is done by an expert well trained team of persons with disabilities, the training is inclusive of all impairments and addresses definitions, an inclusive workplace, reasonable accommodation, terminology and much more! The sessions are at least three hours, but can be up to two days (depending on the needs of the client). Training is done in inter - actively, using multimedia and is not “heavy”!!! Training is tailor made for every sector, including: Tourism, Tertiary Education, Banking, Mining and more.
For references, contact:
- Leanne Channer, Schenker SA: W + 27 11 971 8400 | Switchboard or Email: Leanne.Channer@dbschenker.com
- Alison Jänicke at Endangered Wildlife Trust on: Tel: 011 372 3600 | Ext 70 or Email: email@example.com
- Contact Fanie Swanepoel or Thuli Witbooi for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Tel: 011 452 2774.
Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting
Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting was established in 1998 and are recognized leaders in Disability Inclusion. We focus on sourcing, identifying, developing and retaining diverse talent within your organization. Through our range of Disability Awareness Campaigns, Stereotype Busting Training, Strategic Consulting, and On the Ground support services, we leverage the benefit of their extensive network and experience in Disability Inclusivity to create enabling and flexible business environments.
Our significant contribution to internationally recognized Best Practice principals of disability inclusion is making impact in South African organizations, with large focus being placed on Transformation and Scorecard objectives in the space of Disability Inclusion. In order to realize and sustain these inclusivity objectives, organizational cultures and environments seek to become more disability confident, and recognize the value of this form of diversity to their businesses and in their service offerings. Bradshaw LeRoux helps businesses and people to create productive, enabling and inclusive futures.
For companies seeking to employ talent, our role is to assist you in creating an accessible work environment that provides equal opportunities for employment of people with a disability. In a nutshell, we represent both job seekers with a disability, and assist companies with including and developing people with a disability by creating a disability inclusive environment. We also offer SETA Accredited Learnership Programmes and various other services including:
Environmental Accessibility Audits: Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting conduct Environmental Accessibility Audits designed to identify environmental barriers that could hinder access for Persons with a Disability. Our consultants will review your site, note potential barriers from a functional and safety perspective, and propose cost-effective solutions which can be actioned within short, medium and longer term timeframes. Our reports are practical in nature, specific in the solutions offered, and allow for ease of use by all. Relevant to all environments, from corporate offices, manufacturing or industry sites, education facilities or hospitality environments, we can assist.
Disability Awareness Training / Equity Training: In order to develop and create awareness in the organisation for persons with a disability which aligns to the organisation’s D&I strategy, Bradshaw LeRoux have proposed a focused training approach aimed at raising awareness about disability as a value adding form of diversity. Facilitated by Lesa Bradshaw, who is a recognised international disability inclusion specialist with over 23 years experience, these practically applicable courses focus on the critical success factors needed to create a transformative, inclusive and safe environment in which persons with a disability feel confident to compete and succeed. Our training is designed to equip organisations and their stakeholders with relevant tools to drive the disability inclusion agenda with impact and effectiveness.
Communications Campaign: Communicating the right messaging on Disability as a form of Diversity, and its value to business and society, is a key success factor in promoting Inclusion and building a culture of respect. The aim of any Disability Communications Campaign is to ‘normalise’ disability, shift perceptions which form barriers to inclusion, and create a culture of trust in which employees feel confident to disclose a disability in order equalize opportunities for success. Paramount to the success of changing perceptions around disability is the use of the correct ‘language’ and messaging content. This campaign includes a brand/logo design and 5 digital communications including context and design work.
Empowerment Training for Persons with a Disability: Designed to teach persons with a disability about their rights and responsibilities within the workplace, these training sessions assist those individuals who have a newly acquired a disability, or who are new to the work environment, to understand the potential barriers to equal and dignified access to, or advancement in, employment and how to become change champions in creating an inclusive culture. Empowering by design, this practical and motivating training approach prepares individuals for their work journey and equips them with the skills needed to ‘get the job’.
Bursary Management Programme: The bursary management programme is an excellent alternative for your company to invest in the Skills Development of Persons with a disability. The programme provides benefit to the Bursary recipients as they receive ongoing mentorship and assistive support during their years of study and beyond into their careers, creating future empowered, skilled talent with a disability. The programme benefits the Sponsoring company by building a talent pipeline aligned to its future needs whilst enjoying Skills Development objectives and positive brand recognition for respecting the value of disability as a form of diversity in the workplace.
ODIN: Online Disability Inclusion Network is a web-based diversity and inclusion platform which supports the transformation of an organisational culture towards being disability inclusive.
ODIN Recruit matches talent with a disability to your vacancies
ODIN Learn supports your learners with a disability, whether on or off site, to promote retention
ODIN Recruit Provides you with a cost-effective, fixed cost, ‘budget friendly’ solution in the form of a subscription-based service.
For more information, please feel free to send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at our website: www.bradshawleroux.co.za. You can contact us via our Contact number: 031 765 2547.
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We’ve been busy building a pipeline of talent with a disability to feed into your organisation’s vacancies relating to IT positions such as IT Technicians, Junior Network Engineers, Network Administrators, Cybersecurity Analysts, Applicant Engineers, or Systems Engineers.
Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting’s skills academy, the South African Bridge Academy, present the 2023 cohort of incredible talent with a disability who are ready for work and qualified with an international CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) qualification!
If you would like to link this talent directly to a meaningful career path which could include fixed term contracts, permanent employment or graduate programs, with no placement fees, then all you have to do is present the opportunity, interview the students for those opportunities, and feel the benefit of a capacitated employee.
Isilumko was established in 1995 and is a fully fledged Recruitment and Staffing Solutions Business with robust systems, strong client relationships and references, top empowerment credentials, a stout cashbook, and a national footprint, which allows us to render superior solutions to clients. Isilumko delivers talent through scalable staffing solutions by recruiting the highest-calibre, best-suited candidates to ensure extraordinary value for our clients. Our vision is to be remembered for the positive contribution to our stakeholders. Our clients see us as a strategic partner.
National Services include: Recruitment (Perm and Contractor), Project Management, Learnerships, Internships, Skills Training Initiatives, Bursary Services.
Special focus on Disability, services include: Tailored to client objectives, Hosting services, Workplace Accommodation, On-site Audits, Disability Sensitisation Workshops, End to end Learnership Project Management including recruitment, Learnership Registration with relevant SETA, Agreements & Contracting, Payroll services.
Recruitment Solution: No matter what your requirements, our team will assist with you with a customised solution which includes:
- Temporary, contract or permanent placement
- Once-off or ongoing, single or bulk recruitment service
- Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
- Partial or complete management of the recruitment process
- On-boarding and life-cycle management
- Payroll, HR and IR management, with an option of a full on-site managed solution
Industrial Recruitment Solution: Our team has extensive experience in once-off as well as large-scale bulk recruitment solutions to fulfill your temporary, contract or permanent placement and shift-work requirements. We offer a full on-site managed solution which includes:
Contact Shay at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via: Tel: 021 461 3609 or Whatsapp or Call Shay on - 071 514 6763, to discuss your organization’s requirements for recruitment, Learnership Solutions, Disability Services or please feel free to visit our website at: www.isilumko.co.za
At SpecCon Holdings, we're pioneering a revolution in education, and we invite you to be a part of it. As your trusted partner in eLearning excellence, we take immense pride in offering a diverse range of learnerships. These programmes serve as powerful catalysts, propelling individuals toward success in the ever-evolving job market.
Our fundamental mission is to bridge the gap between education and employment, forging a seamless pathway that equips learners with the indispensable skills and knowledge needed for a prosperous future. In a world where learning and employment are increasingly intertwined, we recognise the pivotal role that accessible, high-quality education plays.
SpecCon Holdings stands as a beacon of opportunity, championing a dynamic approach to learning that adapts to the evolving demands of various industries. Through our learnerships, we empower learners not only to meet but to exceed demands, fostering their growth and enabling them to thrive in the professional realm.
Dedicated to nurturing a dynamic community centred around skill enhancement, our mission is to make online learning accessible and affordable for all. Our aim is to lead the charge in encouraging businesses to embrace eLearning as the foremost platform for enhancing their employees' skills and expertise.
Rooted in our core values of critical thinking, innovation, and determination, our primary goal is to provide our diverse clientele with top-notch service. We aspire to be leaders in building a world where learning and development are paramount, guiding companies toward an eLearning-centred approach to employee development. Our commitment revolves around creating a community focused on upskilling, making online learning accessible and cost-effective, all while crafting a learning model that accelerates learner development.
From humble beginnings, SpecCon has evolved into a prominent learnership and training provider, along with becoming a formidable force in eLearning platform development. Today, we proudly lead the online training industry with the first MICT SETA accredited eLearning platform in South Africa. Our product range has expanded exponentially over the years, culminating in a comprehensive destination for all your learning and development needs. Our values drive us to continuously seek innovative solutions to cater to the unique requirements of our clients.
In 2020, SpecCon's horizons expanded with the incorporation of Megro Learning and Andebe Group into the SpecCon Holdings family of highly sought-after training providers. Established in 2005, Megro Learning provides and supports a wide array of training products in the Agricultural and Business sectors, while Andebe, established in 2006, is a recognised training provider in the Transport and Logistics field. The integration of Megro Learning and Andebe Group significantly advances our vision of upskilling individuals in a world where accessible learning and development are available to all. Join us on this exciting journey to success!
Contact SpecCon Holdings at: email@example.com, or via: Tel: 012 667 4962, to discuss our e-Learning platform, or requirements for recruitment and Learnerships, or please feel free to visit our website at: www.speccon.co.za
Jobs Available For Persons With Disabilities
Companies in South Africa are encouraged to employ persons with disabilities. From time to time specific types of jobs become available, which we will list below to make the information about these jobs easily accessible to persons with disabilities. If your Company or Organizations are interested in advertising any jobs that are available, please Contact Us to find out more.