“An assessment centre is a process where candidates are assessed to determine their suitability for specific types of employment”. Assessment Centres are often used to recruit for multiple positions. Groups of potential candidates participate in a range of activities that may include role play, mock interviews, in tray exercise and aptitude tests, and are observed by skilled assessors who are looking for candidates to display a good fit of knowledge, skills, ability and attitude for the position available. Assessment Centres are an added value to the alternative of the normal interview process and are often run for several hours.
The NDS (National Disability Services) has partnered with our Southern Disability Workforce Hub to pilot an Assessment Centre model specifically developed to recruit for Disability Support Workers in Southern and Western Adelaide, to support the workforce requirements of multiple employers who are experiencing challenges finding sufficient numbers of qualified and suitable candidates to meet demand.
This Disability Support Worker Assessment Centre Pilot in December 2017 will be delivered over a half-day and involve 12 people with qualifications in disability support but with little or no direct practical experience. The aim of this pilot is to trial this particular model of Assessment Centre recruitment which has been tailored to meet the workforce needs of the disability sector.