Help your customer find their ideal job with Disability Employment Services
Disability Employment Services (DES) is a government-funded initiative that helps people living with a disability, injury, or health condition, find and keep a job they love. The program connects them with employers who understand their individual needs and value their skills.
MTC is a leading provider of DES, and we work in partnership with CoAct to help our customers create a life of their choosing.
Who is eligible for Disability Employment Services?
Customers may be referred to DES if they are living with a permanent disability, injury, or health condition that requires additional support at work. Customers living with a disability will need to verify their medical condition with Centrelink, who may refer them to DES.
To access Disability Employment Services, your customers must:
Have a permanent disability, injury, or health condition
Be aged at least 14 years but have not yet attained the Age Pension qualifying age
Have a future work capacity with intervention of at least eight hours per week
Be an Australian resident
Not be studying full time, unless they are an Eligible School Leaver
Have a future work capacity with intervention of fewer than 30 hours per week
Not be working at or above Employment Benchmark hours (not applicable for Work Assist Participants, supported employment undertaken by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, and/or participants in the Disability Employment Continuity of Support program)
Be in receipt of an income support payment, except where they are:
- ESAt/JCA exempt (Eligible School Leaver, Special Class Client or Work Assist)
- a current NDIS participant
- a Pre-Release Prisoner
- undertaking a DES program to satisfy Program of Support requirements
We can help your customer with a disability find a job
Our dedicated team of staff consistently achieve exceptional outcomes by helping our customers find a new job and supporting them with identifying and securing new careers that play to their strengths.
Each customer in our DES program is assigned a Recruitment Partner, who provides them with one-on-one support throughout their journey. This support includes:
Working together to identify the customer’s goals and plans for achieving them
Developing resume writing and interview skills
Accessing training opportunities, Allied Health, and additional support and services
Approaching employers who are looking to hire on behalf of the customer
Ongoing support to ensure the customer settles into their new job and has access to the assistance they need to maintain their new job, including workplace modification and support services
OUR TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
After working at a hospital for over 30 years, Sandra was let go due to a back surgery that left her with pins in her spine. She reached out to MTC Disability Employment Services for support. Sandra found her perfect match as a kitchen hand at a childcare centre. Today, Sandra loves her job and is planning on taking a holiday to see family.Read More
Joshua, 21, was born with vision impairment but that's never stopped him from achieving his goals. With his determination and help from MTC, Joshua found a job he loves with room to grow in his carer.Read More
Refer to Disability Employment Services