If you’re suffering from some form of disability, are currently unemployed but would really like to find a job, is it possible?
The answer is yes, is it possible.
There are numerous jobs for disabled people in Australia, along with government support and initiatives to help people with disabilities find gainful employment.
In this article we’ll take a look at some job possibilities for people with a disability, so you know it is possible to not only get a job but keep it.
Possible Job Opportunities for People With a Disability
Disabilities come in different forms, so the type of job you may be able to get could depend on the nature of the disability you have. You might be able to do a physical type of job, or you could be more suited to an office type of position. It really depends.
When it comes to more office-orientated roles, there are many options available, either working for an employer, working remotely, or even working for yourself running your own small business from an office or your home.
The accounting industry is one section of the Australian workforce that has proven popular with disabled people. Yes, you need the training to become qualified, but that’s entirely attainable. Once you are a qualified accountant you’ll be in demand, as every business and individual needs an accountant. You could work for an employer in their office, work remotely, or even start your own accounting business, or become a financial advisor.
Call centre work is another popular role people with disabilities have taken to in Australia. Sometimes, this type of work can also be done remotely from the comfort of home, which means you don’t have any hassles travelling to and from work each day.
Another thing disabled people have adopted when it comes to work is some form of freelancing. If you’re a writer, computer programmer, graphic designer or one of many other skill sets, you can offer your services online for a fee and do work for people all over the world. Just jump online and research some of the freelancer sites. There are quite a few you can choose from.
Data entry roles are another possibility, and once more there is a chance you can land a job in this field and work from a home office or your living room if your employer is agreeable to that.
Many businesses are turning to social media marketing to spread the word about their brand and special offers. For this reason, skilled and experienced social media marketers are in high demand. If you can develop skills and some work history in this field, it could prove to be a lucrative employment opportunity, or you could even start your own social media marketing business and run it from home.
Market research is another field that is increasing in demand each year, and much of that research can be conducted online. Disabled individuals can find employment in the market research field, and yet again, there is the option of possibly working remotely at least some of the time.
This has been just a few suggestions, but there are numerous other possible job roles that can be comfortably filled by a person with a disability. Also in modern buildings where ramps end elevators have been installed those using power chairs to large all terrain mobility scooters can access and work.
Employment Search Support for Disabled Job Seekers
If you’re a disabled job seeker, there are some government initiatives that can help you find work. One of these involves the government subsidising your wages to entice employers to give a person with a disability a chance. When the financial risk is reduced, a boss is much more likely to hire someone with a disability, so that person has a chance to prove they can competently do the job.
Another initiative introduced by the government is where an employer pays you for the work you get done each day, rather than a fixed hourly rate.
If you’re disabled, unemployed and on a Centrelink payment, you can team up with your local Jobactive provider. These providers assist all unemployed people find work and hold down a job, so that’s something that’s worth taking the time to look into as well.
If you suffer from a disability, there is support available from a number of sources, as well as quite a few viable job prospects.