Are you looking for work? Do you have a disability, mental ill-health, injury or health condition?

Find and keep a job that’s perfect for your ability with our Disability Employment Services. We’ve been working within the community for more than 20 years. So, we know the jobs, the employers and can connect you to roles quicker.

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Disability Employment Services

Community Solutions is your local provider for Disability Employment Services (DES). We deliver two types of DES programs:

 

Employment Support Service: For people with permanent disability and an assessed need for longer term, regular support in the workplace.

 

Disability Management Service: For people with disability, mental ill-health, illness, or injury who need the help of an employment service but do not expect to need long-term support in the workplace.

 

You can find out more about the Disability Employment Services at the Australian Government website

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Am I eligible for DES?

You could be eligible for the DES program. To meet the criteria, you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen, resident or on a temporary visa
  • Have a disability, mental ill-health, injury or health condition
  • Be aged between 14 and 65 years.

View eligibility requirements for DES Program

Receive maximum time, attention and help

Your needs are our priority. Throughout your job seeking path, you will be listened to and supported, and if you find frustrations along the way, we will find a solution. You will receive specialist help from our team, who will take the time to understand your needs and challenges.

 

Through working together, we will develop your unique support which will enable you to reach your working goals, including:

  • Help looking for jobs
  • Work experience
  • Help with resume writing and interview skills
  • Personal and medical assistance.

 

Download our Disability Employment Services brochure.

Access jobs that match your skills and abilities

With fewer jobs becoming available, job seekers need access to local roles now more than ever. Take advantage of our strong relationships with local employers in your area.

 

Living and working in your community brings the benefits of identifying tailored job options for you and connects you to employers sooner.

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Overcome challenges to finding a job

To find and keep you a job, we realise it’s not all about searching. You will have access to the support that will enable you to get a job and stay in work.

 

Being part of the DES program will give you access to funding and additional programs that will help you stay in work, including:

  • Education and Cert III short courses
  • Work-related expenses to help you get started, such as workwear and travel
  • And, assistance connecting with appropriate health professionals and health programs.
Read about job seeker Debbie, who loves her new job

Support throughout your career

Receive ongoing support and feel in control and confident you’re on the right path. Our friendly team will be right by your side throughout your employment journey.

 

If you need support to learn about your new role or liaise with your employer, you can rely on us to help you. Organising workplace modifications is something we can also help you with. Whatever you need, just ask.

Read about how John's new job has changed his life

Want to stay in your current role?

Are you already at work, but at risk losing your job because of disability, mental ill-health, illness or injury? Stay at work with the Work Assist program.

 

You and your employer will receive:

  • Face-to-face guidance
  • Advice around job redesign
  • A workplace assessment and workplace modifications, where required.
Find out more about Work Assist at the Australian Government website

Disability Employment for High school students

Finding a job as a young person can be tough and usually doesn’t happen by chance.

 

Meet your career goals with support from our specialist team. Together, we will develop a step-by-step plan, to get you where you want to be.

 

Download our DES school flyer. 

Creating social and economic opportunities

Community Solutions is a service partner of CoAct, a national network of community service providers working together to create social and economic opportunities for Australia’s disadvantaged.

Find out more about our partners, CoAct here

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