Developing employment pathways for refugees with a disability

Gartrell, Alexandra, Edwards, David and Graffam, Joseph 2006, Developing employment pathways for refugees with a disability, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Developing employment pathways for refugees with a disability
Alternative title Walk with me..: developing employment pathways for refugees with a disability
Author(s) Gartrell, Alexandra
Edwards, David
Graffam, Joseph
Publication date 2006
Total pages vi, 100 p.
Publisher Deakin University
Place of Publication Geelong, Vic.
Notes May 2006
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements i
List of Abbreviations ii
Executive Summary iii
Cultural competence
1 Introduction: research background 1
Research objectives 2
Definitions 3
‘Refugee’ 3
‘Asylum seeker’ 3
‘Disability’ 4
‘Work’ 4
2 Migration, refugees and resettlement 7
Immigration 7
Theoretical models of immigrant employment profiles 10
Migration 11
Refugee health: 1 - Physical health 12
Refugee Health: 2 - Mental health: torture, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 13
Key points 15
3 Disability and the labour market 17
Access to Services 18
Disability, migration and labour market literatures 21
Disability and the labour market 21
Career development theory 22
Socio-structural perspectives 23
Pathways approach 25
Key points 26
4 Methodology 29
Data sources 29
5 GAPCO employment outcomes 33
Client demographics 33
Employment summary 37
A model of the employment likelihood 40
Key points 41
6 Toward good practice 43
Accessing GAPCO services 43
Relationship building 45
Job seekers’ experience of receiving services with GAPCO 49
Key points 52
7 Systemic barriers to employment 53
Visa status on arrival 54
a) Asylum seekers living on temporary protection visas (TPV) 55
b) Refugees arriving on humanitarian visas 58
Physical and mental health issues 59
Separation from family and lack of social networks 61
Refugee resilience and healing 62
Key points 64
8 Competitiveness in the labour market 65
English language skills 65
Lack of local experience 67
Limited and/or non-transferable skills 68
Poor labour market knowledge 69
Poor understanding of Australian workplace culture 71
Length of residence 74
Status drop 75
Key points 76
9 Socio-structural barriers 79
Age and the labour market 79
Gender and the labour market 82
Ethnicity and cultural differences in the workplace 83
Key points 86
10 Conclusions 87
References 89
Appendix 1: Interview guide for stakeholder interviews
Appendix 2: Interview guide for BSL clients
Appendix 3: GAPCO / Deakin client survey
ISBN 1741560462
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category A5 Minor research monograph
Copyright notice ©2006, Deakin University and the Brotherhood of St Laurence Ltd
Persistent URL

Document type: Book
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 534 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 21 Oct 2008, 08:02:32 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact