The EA has established a dedicated Disability Employment Support Service (DESS), within the Equality & Diversity unit.
Broadly, this service will:
- Support colleagues in EA Corporate Services who have, or who acquire, a disability;
- Support colleagues in schools who have, or who acquire, a disability;
- Support the employment of people with disabilities in EA through supporting colleagues in EA Resourcing and developing and embedding placement schemes; and
- To support and build the capacity of line managers to support their colleagues.
People with disabilities consider their work/job as a purpose in life, social interaction and fulfilment.
For further advice and support please contact the Disability Employment Support Service:
Reasonable Adjustment Guidance and Forms
One of our main priorities at DESS is to ensure managers and staff with disabilities feel confident and well equipped to successfully follow the Reasonable Adjustments protocol and to avail of the benefits of a Reasonable Adjustments Passport. Please review the below attachments and guidance for your information:
The EA works in conjunction with a number of outside bodies to provide help and support to employees with disabilities and those seeking employment with our organisation. Helpful information can be found here.
Access to Work
EA works in conjunction with ATW within the Department of Communities, a statutory body established to meet the needs of employees with Disability.
Other organisations representing people with disabilities
Knockbracken Health Care Park
Tel No: 028 90790707
Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
1 Shore Road
Tel No: 028 90 782940
40-44 Duncairn Gardens,
Tel: 028 9035 7820
Portside Business Park
Tel No: 028 90297880
NI Dyslexia Centre
17a Upper Newtownards Road
Tel No: 028 90654670