Employing Deaf or hard of hearing staff

Employing a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing is simpler than most employers would think, and without doubt worthwhile. Sign For Work is committed to showing businesses how hiring a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing is possible, because even from a practical business or financial point of view employing someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing makes good business sense.

The advantages:

  • Increase your talent pool by employing a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing and gain access to a capable and valued staff member
  • Over one million Australians have a significant hearing impairment. Of these, approximately 30,000 are profoundly deaf.  Employing a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing is good way to promote your business in a positive way, and attract a wider customer base.
  • It has been proven in Australian and international studies, employees with a disability display higher levels of workplace safety, and performance. Staff retention is also high and absenteeism is lower amongst employees with disability
  • You may be eligible to receive assistance with free modifications to make your business Deaf and hard of hearing accessible. Also you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of between $1500 to $5900 to assist with wages and training of your new employee
  • Sign For Work will tailor ongoing support for you and your new employee
We can answer all of your questions and concerns about employing a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing. We have wealth of knowledge and experience working with the Deaf community. It will cost your business nothing to benefit from our expertise, and the advantages are enormous.

Sign For Work is the easy way to secure your next employee. Contact us now or lodge your enquiry/vacancy

Watch the video below for information from JobAccess about some of the assistances available to employers when employing someone with a disability.