According to the Health and Safety Advisor, a special needs worker is an employee who has a disability (mental or physical) that limits a major life activity, such as the ability to walk, or see.
Although this is the case, your special needs employee, however, can still perform essential job functions with reasonable accommodation.
So follow these three steps to ensure you accommodate a disabled employee accordingly once you've hired him,
Have you hired a disabled employee? Take these three steps to accommodate him
#1: Develop a working environment in which your employees feel safe and supported. They should feel they can disclose and discuss concerns and consider any reasonable adjustment that might have an effect on the management of their disability or long-term health condition.
#2: Conduct a risk assessment and use the findings to provide clear recommendations on how to implement reasonable adjustments and timescales and build them into successful risk management.
Reasonable adjustments could include:
#3: Provide a medical examination for your prospective disabled employee. This will determine whether he's capable of performing the tasks requirement of the job.
There you have it. Taking these steps as soon as you've appointed a disabled employee will help ensure you accommodate as far as is reasonably practicable.
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