Disability Employment Services
The new Disability Employment Services commenced from 1 March 2010. Under the new system there are two simplified streams:
• Disability Management Services are for job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition who need the assistance of a Disability Employment Service and who might need irregular or occasional support in the workplace. (Program A)
• Employment Support Service is designed specifically for job seekers with permanent disability who require regular ongoing support in the workplace. (Program B)
Disability Employment Services are available only people to with a permanent (or likely permanent) disability, and provide longer term, more personalised support to build capacity, look for work and stay in employment. With the introduction of DES access to training will also form part of the assistance provided. Some financial assistance is available to participants to obtain work related items or training, but is subject to negotiation with each provider. The service provides access to the Wage Subsidy Scheme and assistance to access the Supported Wage System and Workplace Modifications Scheme.
Special measures are in place to;
Provide support for school leavers with disability to look for work
Provide support for existing workers with disability whose employment is in jeopardy as a result of their disability
Provide support for pre-release prisoners with disability to look for work
Provide support for specific disability types from specialist providers
JobAccess is an easy to use web site and a free telephone information and advice service where you can access confidential, expert advice on the employment of people with disability.It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers.
The web site has been designed to provide information developed specifically for employers, job seekers and employees with disability, co-workers of people with disability and Australian Government employment service providers. It has step by step guides and checklists on recruitment, job searching, adjusting a workplace, employer incentives, understanding rights and responsibilities at work and much more.
Contact them on 1800 464 800 or online:
To find your nearest Disability Employment Services Provider follow this link;