Employment Innovations Victoria Pty
DISABILITY ACCESS PLAN
The Disability Access Plan (DAP) applies to all locations
of Employment Innovations Victoria Pty Ltd (EIV).
The scope of the DAP is to ensure that the services of EIV
are provided to persons with a disability, to the same standards provided to
any other client. EIV will to the best of its abilities ensure any disability
client is not in any way disadvantaged or discriminated against in the receipt
of EIV services, where possible services will be tailored to meet and exceed
the requirements of the individual, with a minimum disruption to the activities
of the individual, whilst creating an inviting and comfortable environment for
EIV operates from the following sites:
1. Shop 4 - 5, Morwell 3840
5. 42 - ,
Lakes Entrance 3909
6. Community Centre, ,
7. Moe 3825
57 Bair St.
10. Shop 7, ,
Community Centre, 56 —58 Church Street, 3922
12. Shop 8, Cranbourne Court Arcade, 33 —39 High St,
Narre Warren 3805
14. , Shepparton 3630
16. ,Nagambie 3608
All of the above are leased premises from various landlords,
sites 4,5,6,11 and 16 are shared office arrangement with landlords. Sites number
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 have existing disability access in accordance with Advisory
Notes on Access to Premises June 1997, amended March 1998, issued by HREOC.
3. Policies for Service Delivery
The policy of EIV in relation to meeting with clients is that
our staff will be available to meet with the client at their place of residence,
business or nominated site. To assist the client in relation to the services
we provide, it is beneficial, in some instances, for our staff to meet clients
at a site nominated by the client than having the individual visit our offices.
It is our current practice, to arrange meetings for individuals
or groups at fully accessible buildings, where these premises are not already
provided. Upon evaluation of all our sites, the sites listed below do not currently
meet the sanitary requirements of the advisory notes with regards to access
to premises. However, in the interim we have determined the closest sanitary
facilities to these sites.
Disability toilets are located directly behind the office in the Safeway building.
Leongatha: Disability toilets are located next door
in the IGA building.
Morwell: Disability toilets are located directly across
the road, adjoining Coles supermarket (this site would not present difficulties
in the conversion
of the existing toilet facility)
toilets are located in the Shopping Complex 100 metres
from the site.
Narre Warren: Disability toilets are located un the
centre of the CBD, 150 metres from the site.
Cranbourne: Disability toilets are located at three
sites in the town, the closest of which being the main intersection approximately
200 metres from the
Nagambie: Disability toilets are located directly
across the road.
Shepparton: Disability toilets are located 200 metres from the office.
Echuca: Disability toilets are located 200 metres from the office.
It is the attention of EIV to review these site locations
as current contracts expire and are renewed. Upon renewal of contracts in twelve
months time the company will actively pursue, as far as practicable, to find
alternative sites to operate from in these locations. The pursuit of such sites
would be in line with contractual obligations in so much as the determined locations
being within the central business district and also in accordance with other
In the interim we would envisage that no disability client
would be severely disadvantaged in regard to access of our services due to policies
implemented to meet client needs. In support of these policies EIV are currently
the highest performing provider under the Job Network Contract in the state
for placing clients with a disability into employment, this would indicate our
ongoing commitment towards affirmative action. EIV also conducts training under
contract at the following sites, as the contractual training requirements are
spasmodic the company has arranged alternative venues as listed below if the
need should arise for the accommodation of a client with a disability.
Site 10: Wonthaggi TAPE
Site 12: Cranbourne TAPE
Site 13: Narre Warren Learning Centre
Site 14: Vision
Foundation (Baringa Centre)
Site 15: Regional
Institute of TAPE (Echuca Branch)
Site 16: Senior Citizens Facility
The vast majority of individual clients seeking information
contact the offices via a 1800 telephone number (1800 355052). On receipt of
these calls our staff will, where the assistance cannot be fully delivered via
a telephone, arrange a meeting with the client. The venue for this meeting is
at the discretion of the client where possible.
The programs that have been implemented by EIV are:
1. The arrangement of alternative meeting places where access
may be of concern.
2. A review of leased premises on completion of the lease period.
3. Ongoing staff notification and education in relation to providing services
to individual clients whom may have requirements within this area.
1. A copy of this plan has
been forwarded to all EIV sites with the instruction that all staff are aware
of the management strategies adopted by Ely. The distribution of the management
plan is accompanied by a memo from the Executive Directors emphasising
the importance EIV places on ensuring it provides service to all persons in
such a manner that where possible, we exceed expectations.
2. Work place training for existing staff will be conducted
over the next twelve months to inform employees about the rights and responsibilities
of people with a disability as they pertain to the DDA.
3. Representatives of disability organisations
will be invited to address regular management meetings on current issues as
they pertain to the employment industry.
4. A disability section will be included to the company policy
manual within a twelve month period.
5. All new employees will, during the induction
program, be made aware of DDA issues as well as participate in the ongoing workplace
All company staff are aware of confidentiality issues and
have received such training.
The company and it's employees are both bound and abide by all relevant Government
legislation pertaining to the Privacy Act.
8. Operational Review
The review of the plan will
take place on an annual basis, if the plan is found to be not operating in a
successful manner, then a review will be immediately undertaken.
9. Future of the Action Plan
The future of the plan is to ensure services are delivered
to all persons in the community that seek EIV services, without disadvantaging
any group in general. The plan will remain in operation for three years after
which the company will undertake a more qualitative review.
1. The operational effectiveness of the plan will be under
constant review with feedback from both staff and clients. A formal review will
be held in accordance with the operational review. A full review of leased premises
will take place on completion of lease period.
2. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the evaluation,
review process and the employee training.
11. Organisational Responsibility
1. The overall responsibility of ensuring that all operations
of EIV are available to all persons, rests with the Executive Directors of EIV.
2. The overall responsibility for the delivery, ongoing evaluation
and assessment and where required, amendment of the plan resides also with the
Executive Directors of EIV.
3. The responsibility for delivering services resides with
all the staff of EIV.