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Living with an injury, illness or disability and looking for work?

We’re dedicated to finding a job that suits you

If you have a health condition that affects your ability to find or keep a job, you may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES).

DES is an Australian Government initiative that supports people with a disability, injury or health condition – including anxiety and depression – to find a job that suits their needs.

‘Disability’ takes many forms – from something as common as chronic back pain or asthma to more permanent injuries, as well as social and mental health barriers. Problems may not always be visible, but they can have a big impact on your ability to work.

As a DES provider, Jobfind will work with you to understand your needs, create a support network around you and help you find suitable and sustainable part-time or full-time employment that builds a better life and brighter future.

We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Why choose Jobfind as your Disability Employment Services or NDIS provider?

Why choose us?

We can help you find the right job

Our DES team has built relationships with employers of all sizes and across many industries. We work with them so they understand your strengths and capabilities and why you would benefit their business. We can also negotiate with them to develop suitable jobs– or simply ask them to give you an opportunity to work.

We can help you prepare

To help make sure you are ready for the workforce, we can provide:

personalised interview training
Industry-specific preparation
workplace communication training
help with developing organisation and planning skills
training in personal presentation
any other guidance, resources or training needed

We can help you once you’ve got the job

Our support doesn’t end once you find a job. We’ll be there to support you as you adjust and adapt to your new position and work environment.

We’ll be onsite for your induction on day one, and we will still be there by your side 12 months on to support you through any tricky situations. We want you to be the best you can be at work.

We can help create a supportive workplace

We’ll help you get access to the right tools, equipment or support services, and arrange any workplace modifications you need to allow you to do your job.

From counselling to wheelchair ramps, we will work with you and your employer to create solutions to help you gain and maintain employment.

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We can help if you’re at risk of losing your job

If you ever find yourself at risk of losing your job because of an injury, illness or disability that makes employment difficult for you, our Work Assist program can help. Our team will work in consultation with you and your employer to maintain your employment.

 

Am I eligible?

We can help you work out your eligibility, but generally, you can access DES support if you:

have a disability, injury or health condition
are an Australian resident or eligible visa holder
are at least 14 years old, and at or above the minimum legal working age in your state or territory
have not yet reached the Age Pension qualifying age
are not studying full time (unless exempted by Centrelink as, for example, an Eligible School Leaver, Special Class Client or Work Assist participant)
have a valid employment services assessment (ESAt) or job capacity assessment (JCA) recommending DES with a Future Work Capacity of eight or more hours per week
are not working at or above your assessed work capacity (not applicable for Work Assist participants and people who receive NDIS funding for supported employment, and/or Australian Disability Enterprise participants).

Let Jobfind help you now

If you are eligible for DES, you can access Jobfind’s DES program by: 

directly registering with us at Jobfind, or 
referral from the Department of Human Services (DHS) – this generally applies to people receiving Centrelink payments who have mutual obligation or compulsory participation requirements
transfer to Jobfind from another provider. Find out how.
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