If you are working in supported employment and are looking for a change, talk to your LAC or Support Coordinator about your new employment goals.
If you are working in open employment and looking for a change, or assistance to manage the impact of your disability at work, visit the JobAccess webpage (external) (External website).
JobAccess can help people with disability find and keep jobs; get promoted to better jobs; upgrade or expand their workplace skills plus more.
Disability Employment Services (DES) provides specialist employment assistance to help people with disability, injury or health conditions, find and retain suitable employment in the open labour market. It also provides support to their employers if needed.
There are two parts to Disability Employment Services
- Disability Management Services - they help jobseekers with disability, injury or health conditions find a job. They can also provide occasional support in the workplace.
- Employment Support Services - they help jobseekers with permanent disability find a job if they need regular, ongoing support in the workplace.
The Australian Government funds Work Assist so it's a is a free service. Work Assist provides support to people with injury, disability or health conditions so they can continue working in their job. For more information, visit the Job Access website.
For assistance finding and connecting to a DES, visit the Job Access website (external) (External website) or talk to your local Centrelink representative.
Some people are not able to access a DES
- Centrelink may have assessed you were not ready for the open labour market/open employment; or
- You may already be working above your assessed work capacity.
If you can’t access a DES, talk to your LAC or Support Coordinator about your employment goals.
If you are thinking about retirement, talk to your LAC or Support Coordinator about your retirement plans.