Find and keep a job you love

If you’re living with an injury, illness or disability and want to work, our dedicated Disability Employment Services (DES) team can help.

What is Disability Employment Services?

Disability Employment Services (DES) helps Australians with disability to find and keep work. We deliver Disability Employment Services (DES) in partnership with CoAct – a not-for-profit and leading employment services provider. One-on-one support is provided through two types of DES programs:

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.

See how our DES customers found their perfect job fit!

Personalised job seeker support

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:

  • Help looking for jobs
  • Work experience
  • Help with resume writing and interview skills
  • Personal and medical assistance
  • Training and short courses helping you to become job ready.

View 5 steps into employment

Ongoing support in your role

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:

  • learning about your new role
  • workplace modifications
  • continuing to work with your medical and support services to help keep you in work.

Read about job seeker Debbie, who loves her new job

Overcome challenges to finding employment

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:

  • Housing
  • Medical assistance
  • Social services

And, funding to support work-related expenses, such as workwear and travel.

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Eligibility requirements

Understanding if you are eligible for Disability Employment Services is the often the first challenge.
You may be eligible if you:

  • Have disability, injury or health condition that impacts your ability to find and keep a job.
  • Are in receipt of income support payments
  • Are an Australian citizen or resident.

View all eligibility requirements for DES

We know the local employers and the jobs

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

Stay at work with ‘Work Assist’

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:

  • Face-to-face guidance
  • Advice around job redesign
  • A workplace assessment and workplace modifications where required.

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.

Our Locations

Find Disability Employment Services support near you. We are in these areas:

  • West End
  • Kirwan
  • Aitkenvale
  • Ayr
  • Ingham
  • Bowen
  • Cannonvale
  • Proserpine
  • Mackay
  • Sarina
  • Rockhampton
  • Mt Morgan
  • Yeppoon
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Maroochydore
  • Noosaville
  • Caloundra
  • Nambour
  • Beerwah
  • Maleny
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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.

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