Whether you are passionate about a career as a carer or are interested in a volunteer position, working as a disability support worker can be very rewarding. However, at the same time it is very important to remember that it is no mean feat and disability carers have a very challenging career ahead of them as well. If you are considering a career as a support worker, here are some details you ought to know.
According to insurance companies, at least a third of adults Americans will become disabled for more than 90 days preventing them from continuing full time work. Statistics also reveal that one in every seven American workers will be disabled for five years or more. If these statistics are to be believed, a disability is a possibility even the most healthy, “normal” human being should consider.
If you have a disability and there are problems in the workplace then you have certain rights and support is available for you. Many counrties have in place agreements within the workplace for finding solutions to problems in the workplace that can occur and many will work alongside both you and your employer to help resolve these issues.
Disability & Employment If you are disabled and looking for work then it is not an obligation for you to tell the potential employer beforehand that you are disabled but before making the decision there are some things that you should take into account. There are very good reasons for telling the employer about your disabilities because you have certain rights in the workplace due to your disabilities. The disability discrimination act is there to protect a disabled person, which means it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against you in recruiting and choosing an applicant for the job.
Disability & Employment If you are disabled and need extra help when seeking employment then you have the right to speak with a disability employment adviser, the advisor can offer you support and help regardless of your position. The advisor is there to give you advice on gaining new skills or re training, whether you have been out of work for a long time or just a short while.
Disability Discrimination Act Disabled workers share the same employment rights as any other worker but there are also special rights under the disability discrimination act, it against the law for any employer to treat a disabled person any differently for a reason that is related to there disability unless there actions can be reasonably justified. The disability discrimination act covers: * Interviews. * Application forms. * Job offers. * Terms of employment. * Promotion. * Training and transfers. * Access to refreshment or recreation facilities. * Dismissal. * Redundancy.
Disability & Employment If you have a disability and there are problems in the workplace then you have certain rights and support is available for you. Many counties have in place agreements within the workplace for finding solutions to problems in the workplace that can occur and many will work alongside both you and your employer to help resolve these issues.