I am a job seeker
If you’re looking for work there are services and information that can support you in getting a job.
Finding a job
- Disability Employment Services are the Australian Government’s employment services that help people with disability find employment. To find a Disability Employment Provider near you visit JobAccess for more information and a list of providers
- If you need a high level of ongoing support contact Australian Disability Enterprises
- Use both mainstream and specialised employment websites such as Enabled Employment to find current vacancies
- Consider an internship such as the Stepping Into Internships or graduate positions.
- If you’re moving from high school to further study or from your studies to work the National Disability Coordination Officer program may be able to assist you
- For volunteer workplace experiences you can find opportunities through volunteer agencies and websites such as seek volunteer
- If you’re interested in working in the disability sector visit carecareers and projectABLE websites for more information
Applying for jobs
For information to assist you in applying for a job and to support you through the interview process visit JobAccess to see the full range of support available.
Talking about your disability and workplace adjustments with your new manager
In position descriptions and job advertisements it is important to focus on what needs to be done, rather than the way things are done. Often outcomes can be achieved in a range of different ways. You may need workplace adjustments that include changing work tasks, using assistive technology and flexible working hours.
To learn more about communicating your disability and your workplace needs to your new manager, visit JobAccess for information, advice and training available.
Settling into your team and workplace
Workplace adjustments and training such as specific tools, equipment or technology, can assist you to perform a particular task and do your job well. JobAccess can help to coordinate a workplace assessment for you and provide information about the Employment Assistance Fund to cover the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special equipment.
Workplace training is available to support your manager and people in the team learn more about disability awareness, mental health first aid and an introduction to Auslan.
JobAccess has information regarding talking to others about your disability and your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Your manager will need to get your consent before sharing any information about your disability with others in your team. If you have asked your manager not to share information about your disability with anyone else, they must respect your right to privacy.
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"We don't see disability, we see capability."Luke Sayers, CEO, PwC