Disability employment services
The Disability Gateway has services and information to help people with disability, their family and carers to find the support they need.
There are supports and services available to help you get skills and confidence to find and keep a job. Whether it's in an open or supported environment so that you can do meaningful work.
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Disability Employment Services (DES)
Disability Employment Services (DES), people with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.
Providers of Disability Employment Services are called DES providers.
DES providers are a mix of large, medium and small for-profit and not-for-profit organisations experienced in supporting people with disability, as well as providing assistance to employers to support employees with disability in the workplace.
DES providers offer two services:
- Disability Management Service is for job seekers with disability, injury or health condition who need assistance to find a job and occasional support in the workplace to keep a job.
- Employment Support Service is for job seekers with permanent disability who need help to find a job and who need regular, ongoing support in the workplace to keep a job.
Funded by the Australian Government and delivered by industry professionals, JobAccess for Employers provides free and expert support to assist with employing people with disability. This includes an advice service, employer engagement team, workplace modifications, support and training and more.
Department of Education and Training and the Federal Government provides a range of supports for employers of people with disability. This includes financial support and subsidised wages for people with disability and funding for workplace changes and workplace support.
JobSearch supports the JobActive service platform providing guidance to employers looking to hire a person with a disability including links to information on the following:
- Disability Employment Services
- Employment Assistance Fund