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Disability Plan - Learning and employment

State Disability Inclusion Plan statement: Workforce participation is fundamental to social inclusion. It provides economic independence and choice, social connections and friendships, value, identity and belonging. It is our aim that people living with disability have access to inclusive places of study and that education and training provides pathways to meaningful and inclusive employment and volunteering opportunities.

Action 9: Ensure SAPOL’s training and development practices are inclusive and training opportunities are accessible to employees with disability (where appropriate) and carers

Objective: Review training and development guidelines, followed by review of curriculum documents against the guidelines to ensure the needs of people with disability and carers are taken into account, providing greater flexibility and enhancing opportunity for participation, where appropriate.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10.

Action 9.1: Review training development guidelines and processes

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 31 December 2021
  • Report in June 2022

Measurement

  • Documents reviewed

Action 9.2: Encourage employees with disability and carers to participate in accessible training and development opportunities

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Practices implemented to encourage participation (describe)

Action 10: Ensure SAPOL’s Human Resources policies, procedures and practices are inclusive of people with disability

Objective: Undertake further and ongoing review of SAPOL’s Human Resources policies, procedures and practices to ensure they fully align with the SA Public Sector Disability Employment Strategy and Plan thereby enabling and encouraging people with disability to apply for public sector jobs and promotional opportunities and are retained in public sector employment.

State Plan Priority number: 3, 5, 9, 11, 12.

Action 10.1: Review, update and maintain policies, procedures and practices

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Policies, procedures and practices reviewed, updated and maintained

Action 10.2: Promote Public Sector Act employment with SAPOL for people with disability in line with the SA Public Sector Disability Employment Strategy

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • Promotion undertaken (describe)
  • Number of people identifying with disability taking up employment or promotional opportunities

Action 11: Develop a workplace skills program within SAPOL for people with disability

Objective: Review and formalise SAPOL’s existing informal workplace skills program for people with disability in line with the SA Public Sector Disability Employment Strategy and Plan.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12.

Action 11.1: Review existing local workplace skills program

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 31 December 2021
  • Report in June 2022

Measurement

  • Program reviewed

Action 11.2: Develop a SAPOL-wide workplace skills program in line with the SA Public Sector Disability Employment Strategy

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2022
  • Report in June 2022

Measurement

  • Program developed

Action 11.3: Implement the workplace skills program

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2022
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Program implemented (describe)
  • Number of people participating in the program
  • Number of people employed and/or retained in employment as a result of the program

Action 12: Enhance SAPOL’s volunteer program for involvement of people with disability

Objective: Review the volunteer program to better enable involvement of people with disability.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 6, 11.

Action 12.1: Review current roles and explore new opportunities to enable greater involvement of people with disability

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Review conducted (describe)

Action 12.2: Recruit people with disability into the program

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 30 June 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • Recruitment undertaken (describe)
  • Number of volunteers with disability participating in the program

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