The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa Job Placement Agency Project
Partner name: National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa
Project name: The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa Job Placement Agency
Funding round: CFP 1
Funding: Jobs Fund grant R5 000 000
Matched Funding R5 000 000
Website: http://www.ncppdsa.org.za
Window: Institutional capacity building
Location: National
Partners: Department of Public Service and Administration, Human Sciences Research Council, International Labour Organization and Thabo Mbeki Trust
Problem statement:
People with physical disabilities in South Africa struggle to get jobs in the formal economy due to the scarcity of job opportunities for this marginalised group, the lack of the group’s work readiness, poor compliance by private and public sector employers with employment equity requirements pertaining to people with physical disabilities, and the lack of understanding and preparation by businesses for the employment of people with physical disabilities. The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa aims to address these challenges through its Job Placement Agency.
Partner(s):
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa, as an organisation dedicated to creating an environment where people with physical disabilities are able to exercise their civil liberties, has partnered with the national Department of Public Service and Administration, the Human Sciences Research Council, the International Labour Organization and the Thabo Mbeki Development Trust on this Jobs Fund-supported initiative.
Intervention:
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa aims to place people with physical disabilities into permanent jobs in the formal economy by providing tailored job-seeker services for the target group and prospective employers. The organisation advises businesses on building access, work furniture, workspace, transportation, tooling and equipment, personal facilities and team awareness related to the employment of people with physical disabilities. Monthly support sessions with both the worker and supervisor/manager are scheduled for the first six months of employment. The initiative also aims to equip private-sector job placement agencies with the requisite knowledge to improve the services they offer to the target group.
Expected results:
New permanent jobs 30
Training completed 1 800