About the Crew
Civic Crew assists organisations to employ people with disability on a short-term or long-term basis, working with employers to provide ‘crews’ of supported employees and supervisors to work within their organisations.
Civic Crew was established after identifying that many people with disability want to be more involved with, and work within, their own community.
Employers enjoy many benefits from having an inclusive and diverse workforce as well as meeting their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets. It helps with staff morale and makes good business sense. While many organisations are keen to employ people with disability, many are wary of the process, or do not know how to even start. Employers also report difficulties in attracting and keeping individuals with disability in their organisations, often because employees are feeling isolated and unsupported.
Civic Crew addresses these problems by providing an on-site supervisor, a rotating team and full back-up support. People with disability work within both the host organisation and Civic, but crucially remain Civic employees, and continue to enjoy the social benefits which are an integral part of employment.
Civic Crew has been recognised as a Westpac Business of Tomorrow and has attracted substantial funding from the Ian Potter Foundation.
Civic is an Australian Disability Enterprise accredited to international standard ISO 9001:2015 and an accredited Social Enterprise with Social Traders.