The Workforce Recruitment Strategy aims to attract new employees to the care sector and is targeted at three primary groups within the community: parents returning to work, education leavers and career changers. It also targets potential employees in Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.
The objectives of the Workforce Recruitment Strategy are to raise the profile of the disability and community care sectors, increase the size of the workforce available to the sectors and to attract the right types of workers to deliver quality services.
Two key elements of this strategy are, an internet based recruitment initiative, carecareers and projectABLE.
carecareers combines a staffed careers centre and an internet based recruitment portal with multimedia marketing to provide a unique attraction and recruitment program for not-for-profit non-government disability and community care organisations in New South Wales. This portal is dedicated to community care and disability services recruitment.
projectABLE which began in March 2010, is a work experience and training scheme aimed at students in secondary schools and university-allied health programs. It is designed to inspire students to engage in an experiential program with a service provider and ultimately attract more young people into the sector.
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