Media release - Job and inclusivity boost for people with ADHD

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Published: 16 April 2024

The Services Australia Aurora Neuroinclusion Program has expanded to include people with an ADHD diagnosis.

In partnership with Employ for Ability, the Aurora program provides people who are neurodivergent with a career pathway into Services Australia.

Aurora delivers a supportive and inclusive recruitment process to positions in a range of fields.

Services Australia General Manager, Hank Jongen, said Aurora recognises the strengths, skills and talents people who are neurodivergent can bring to work.

“Services Australia supports diverse people from all walks of life, so it’s important our workforce matches that diversity,” Mr Jongen said.

“Close to 90 people have joined the agency through Aurora and have since gained unmeasurable personal and professional confidence.

“I encourage anyone eligible and interested in a career in the public service to apply.”

Aurora helped Emma to have a positive outlook for inclusivity in society and made her feel accepted.

“It felt like someone cared to put me in an environment to thrive and provide for my family without judgment,” Emma said.

“I didn't feel that expectation to mask — the program creates a safe space for us to just be ourselves.”

Positions for this round are based in Hobart and later rounds will include positions in Brisbane and Melbourne. Positions include Intelligence Officer, Program Support Officer, Information Governance Officer, Data Analyst and Technical Information and Knowledge Officer.

Applications for the Hobart round open on 15 April and close on 12 May.

For more information, visit servicesaustralia.gov.au/aurora

Page last updated: 16 April 2024.
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