Find and keep a job that is perfect for your ability, with our dedicated Disability Employment Services (DES) team

Are you a job seeker on the Disability Employment Services (DES) program? Have you found it challenging to find or keep a job? If you want to get back in the workforce, you’ve found the right team to get you there.

Access jobs that match your skills and abilities

Job seekers need access to local roles now more than ever. Take advantage of the strong relationships we have 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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Receive maximum time, attention, and help

Are you leaving school this year? Looking for work straight from school can be tough and often doesn’t happen by chance.

Meet your career goals with support from our specialist team. Together, we develop a step-by-step plan, to get you where you want to be. We can even help kick start your career with an apprenticeship or traineeship.
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Want to stay in your current role?

You could be eligible for the DES program. And gain access to our specialist support to get you in the workforce.

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 receiving income support payments
  • Be aged between 14 and 65 years.

View eligibility requirements for DES

Make a fresh start with a new DES team

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.

For more than twenty years, job seekers like you have turned to us for support, connecting you with employers and roles in your community. Choose a DES provider who listens to your needs and together, let’s find you the perfect job. 

Learn how Dave landed a local job at Woolworths

Overcome challenges to finding a job

If you want a job, we’ll get you one! By utilising the skills from our DES team, you have 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

Want to know more about Disability Employment Services?

There are two types of programs which we offer through the Disability Employment Services (DES):

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.

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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.