Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Media release: Services Australia expands recruitment of job seekers with autism

18 January 2022

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Services Australia is expanding its Aurora Neurodiversity Program in 2022 by offering 30 new career opportunities to job seekers with autism.

Minister for Government Services Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said applications are now open for up to 10 Canberra-based roles, with more recruitment rounds to follow in Adelaide, Melbourne between March and September 2022.

“This recruitment builds on last year’s successful intake of 11 talented job seekers with autism through the first Aurora Neurodiversity Program,” Minister Reynolds said.

“In recognition of the many skills people with autism offer, the program is recruiting across a variety of roles including ICT and data analytics, as well as other projects and programs.”

Minister Reynolds said Services Australia is committed to supporting workplace diversity and inclusion and is a leading public sector employer of people with autism.

“Services Australia is one of the largest federal employers of autistic talent and has invested in specialist talent programs to support applicants on the autism spectrum since 2015,” Minister Reynolds said.

“To date, the agency has engaged 69 people through these programs.

“A wonderful initiative helping more people with autism join and significantly contribute to the Australian Public Service.”

Minister Reynolds said the agency will continue to partner with social business enterprise Specialisterne Australia to deliver the program.

“The Aurora Neurodiversity Program is delivered in partnership with Specialisterne Australia to offer tailored, expert support to applicants through the recruitment and onboarding process. Ongoing support is also provided.

“I encourage anyone interested to apply for this fantastic opportunity.”

For more information and how to apply visit: servicesaustralia.gov.au/aurora

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