If you’re living with an injury, illness or disability and want to work, our dedicated Disability Employment Services (DES) team can help.
Disability Employment Services (DES) helps Australians with disability to find and keep work. One-on-one support is provided through two types of DES programs:
Employment Support Service: For people with a 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 are not eligible for this service because you indicated you are not an Australian Citizen and do not hold a safe haven Visa.
Our team of specialists will listen and take the time to understand your needs and challenges.
Working together, we will develop your unique support and job plan, including:
View 5 steps into employment
The support doesn’t stop there. We stay by your side throughout your employment journey to help you succeed in your role. Our ongoing guidance includes:
Accessing the support you need in your community is often a challenge for job seekers. Through our local connections, our team will provide specialist community support to help you overcome barriers to employment, including:
And, funding to support work-related expenses, such as workwear and travel.
Read about job seeker Debbie, who loves her new job
Understanding if you are eligible for Disability Employment Services is the often the first challenge.
You may be eligible if you:
View all eligibility requirements for DES
We live and work in your community and have strong relationships with local employers. This means we can access jobs to match your skills and abilities.
Learn how Dave landed a local job at Woolworths
Are you already at work, but are at risk of losing your job because of disability, a mental ill-health, illness or injury? You and your employer will receive:
Did you know that you can transfer to a new employment provider up to five times a year? So, if you are struggling to find or keep a job with your current DES provider, it’s easy to make a fresh start.
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.