Disability Employment Services help people with disability find work and keep a job. Through Disability Employment Services, people with disability, injuries or health conditions 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.
Disability Employment Services has two parts:
- Disability Management Service is for job seekers with disability, injury or health conditions 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 disabilities who need help to find a job and who need regular, ongoing support in the workplace to keep a job.
The DES program gives participants flexibility and choice in the services they receive and how they receive them, with participants able to choose their preferred provider when they first enter the program.
JobAccess can provide you with all the information you need on disability employment, including DES. JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers.