Adrian Gilchrist

Person with disability

As a jobseeker with a disability who is registered with a DES provider, my requirements (be they geographically, the number of hours required or the type of work I can undertake) renders me a “difficult to place” client. As a result of this, I have been largely relegated to the mainstream market in my search, finding my current casual position independent of my provider. I would welcome a focus on actually helping difficult to place clients, rather than pigeon holing all of us into what is most convenient for providers to find for us, requiring us to accept whatever is found for us, regardless of whether or not this meets our needs (as is currently the case).