Disability Employment Services (DES)

Living and working with a mental health condition can make it difficult to find and retain work.

And that’s where Disability Employment Services (DES) might be able to help.

Through DES, people with disability, injury or a health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.

DES providers are a mix of large, medium and small, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in supporting people with disability as well as providing assistance to employers to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.

DES has two parts:

• 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 provides assistance to job seekers with permanent disability to find a job and who need regular, ongoing support in the workplace to keep a job.

JobAccess can provide you with all the information you need on disability employment, including Disability Employment Services.

JobAccess is a comprehensive website and a telephone information service that provides advice on disability employment related matters. It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers.