Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People Employment Program

Information for Employers

RSB Employment Services has a team of specialist consultants who can assist employers.

Services provided

  • Recruitment 
  • Assist existing staff with vision loss 
  • Provide information and advice, including staff awareness sessions 
  • Supply specialist equipment and adaptive technology at no cost 
  • Wage subsidies 
  • Ongoing support and training

People who are blind or vision impaired have been placed in a wide range of occupations and industries through RSB Employment Services, such as: 

  • Business and administration 
  • Call centres and customer service 
  • Education and teaching 
  • Financial services 
  • Health and aged care 
  • Horticulture 
  • Hospitality 
  • Industrial services 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law 
  • Government (Local, State and Federal) 
  • Maintenance 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Retail 
  • Warehouse 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be ‘legally blind’?  

Approximately 2 per cent of people with a vision impairment are totally blind. Other individuals will have varying scales of vision depending on their field of vision and acuity.  

How do employees with a vision impairment utilise a computer system?

Screen magnification and screen reader software assists people with reduced or total vision loss to effectively operate computers.

What other technical assistance can be provided for employees in the workplace?

A wide range of Adaptive Technologies are available to employees and employers through RSB Employment Services. 

How do I ensure the safety of my employees?

Employees who are blind or vision impaired should undergo standard OH&S training within your workplace. Further assistance can be provided both from the RSB Employment Services and other support agencies.

Do we need to educate our staff with regard to vision loss?

Existing employees may benefit from an awareness session at a staff meeting, which can be delivered by your local support agency.

What is the Workplace Modification Scheme?

The Workplace Modification Scheme is designed to assist employees who are blind or vision impaired with the use of specialist equipment, such as Adaptive Technology hardware/software. This scheme supports employees to undertake their duties in the workplace at no cost to the employer or employee.

What is the Supported Wage Scheme?

The Supported Wage Scheme is designed to assist employees who are not able to reach full productivity. Individuals’ wages are assessed against productivity standards and a proportionate wage is paid, based on the assessed productivity levels.

 

Location

Knapman House, 230 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

Referrals

Individuals are able to approach RSB Employment Services directly or seek a referral from Centrelink.
For more information please contact the RSB Employment Services on 8417 5599 or email employmentservices@rsb.org.au

Please note, RSB Employment Services is for people who are blind or vision impaired.

If you have an enquiry, or application for a job vacancy at the RSB, please send to recruitment@rsb.org.au

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