Disability Employment Services

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The Disability Employment Services (DES) programme supports job seekers with disability, injury or health conditions that impact their ability to work.

DES is managed by the Department of Social Services.

There are two types of Disability Employment Services:

Disability Management Service (DMS)
For job seekers with disability, injury or health conditions who need assistance to find a job and occasional follow-up support to keep a job.

Employment Support Service (ESS)
Provides assistance to people with permanent disability and who need regular, ongoing support to 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 job seekers with disability and experienced helping businesses to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.

There are 1117 DES providers servicing 110 Employment Service Areas (ESA’s) nationally.

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