ACT State Emergency Service - Tuggeranong Unit - Finalist at the 2019 Chief MInister's Inclusion Awards
The ACT State Emergency Service - Tuggeranong Unit is a finalist for Inclusion in Public Sector Employment at the 2019 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!
The Tuggeranong Unit of the ACT State Emergency Service (SES) is nominated for their efforts in creating an inclusive work environment for a Hard of Hearing volunteer. The unit readily integrated sign language as a standard part of their business process, ensuring the volunteer could make a full contribution to the unit and progress to a leadership position.
As well as providing experienced Auslan interpreters to support their weekly meetings, members of the unit have been inspired to learn Auslan. The Hard of Hearing volunteer will be representing ACT SES team at the National Disaster Rescue Competition.
The efforts of Tuggeranong Unit have also driven broader cultural change in the Emergency Services Agency, increasing awareness of the abilities of people with disability, and encouraging the organisation to consider where and how people with disability can continue to make a meaningful contribution to the Agency as a volunteer or staff members.