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Ability Options acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and we pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders past and present. Ability Options recognises the significant contributions made by Aboriginal organisations, community members and individuals in shaping culturally appropriate services.
Ability Options is committed to improving opportunities for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Currently, close to 10 per cent of the people we support identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. We are the only service that provides specific employment support to people with a disability from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background in Sydney.
We also create sustainable employment opportunities more broadly through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Program and have been appointed to the National Indigenous Employment and Business Development Panels.
Ability Options has built strong links with Aboriginal communities and Elders, as well as with governments and employers. As an organisation, we are also ‘walking the talk’ with a strategy to recruit people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Currently, three per cent of our staff identify as either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This exceeds the population representation in our local community.
Uncle Greg Simms is an Aboriginal Elder in Western Sydney. He belongs to the Gadigal (whale people) of the Dharug nation. Uncle Greg is also an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer with Ability Options Employment at its Mount Druitt site and actively engages with the local community. Below is a video of Uncle Greg performing a Welcome to Country.
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