The disability workforce struggles from a lack of diversity, in particular a lack of young people in support roles. But how can the sector attract younger people into these roles?
To find out what attracts young people to apply for jobs - and what misconnections they have about disability support work - Te Pou partnered with Curative, a creative agency committed to social change.
Together, we spoke with a range of young, culturally-diverse job seekers, to explore their understanding of disability support work. Based on their responses, we've identified five things organisations can do when recruiting to help attract young, diverse candidates for disability support work roles.
The Mahi Rawe tips are five simple ways to rethink how job advertisements are written and the thinking behind them.
This resource has been tested with a range of youth, disabled people and employers, with positive feedback received.
If you are looking to employ someone, and want to move away from the more traditional approaches, give the Mahi Rawe recruitment tips a go.