Useful links and resources

SPIRE

Spire was launched in 2015 as a brand of peer-facilitated supports and resources for people with Spinal Cord Injury to help them tackle issues of life. Spire is about supporting people to connect, network, contribute, participate and build community around life with SCI. They also provide detailed information, lived-experience stories and resources around returning to work post-SCI.

Australian Network on Disability

Founded in 2000, the Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a national, membership based, for purpose organisation which aims to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. We help our members and clients to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and suppliers. 

Disability Employment Services (DES)

Disability Employment Services is an Australian Government program that assists those with a disability to find and maintain work. The Disability Management Service helps job seekers find a job and provides occasional support to maintain a job, and the Employment Support Service assists job seekers with permanent disabilities to stay in work, and provides ongoing support. 

Services provided by DES include:

- Preparing people for work, interview skills and resume building

- Job search facilities

- Skill development

- Modification of work environment

- Ongoing job support

- Assistance when one risks losing their job because of disability

The NDIS and Employment

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australian's with a disability. Its aim is to help people with a disability achieve their goals and improve their quality of life by funding the necessary supports and services. It also funds support not provided by employers or employment services such as the Disability Employment Service (DES) or JobActive. 

The NDIS will provide funding to:

- Assist participants to build employment related skills

- Assist those not eligible for DES or JobActive

- Help maintain employment

- Assistance for personal care or transport

- Assistive technology devices

- Supported employment, like the services provided by Australian Disability Enterprises

Click here to find out when the NDIS is available in your area.

JobAccess

JobAccess is designed for those living with a disability. It provides employment information for job seekers and employers. 

Information provided by JobAccess includes:

- Available government support, including financial support, training and job support

- Your rights and responsibilities

- Videos documenting those living with disability

- Printable information sheets about JobAccess

- Information about medical conditions and further support services

Community Career Hub

Community Career Hub aims to assist anyone interested in exploring work and study options to further develop their career. It provides resources for finding, applying for and retaining a job.

WISE Employment

WISE Employment works with the Disability Employment Service (DES) to empower job seekers to find meaningful work and become self-sufficient. They also help employers find suitable staff.

Learn Local

Learn Local offers a range of education and training programs designed to help you return to study, gain a qualification or obtain a job. 

JobActive

JobActive is an Australian Government initiative, designed to place more Australians into work and connect job seekers with job providers. You can search for jobs on their website and keep track of job applications. It also publishes articles and information related to job searching, resume building and interview skills. JobActive providers are available to help employers and employees with recruitment and finding work.

Click here for more information regarding JobActive.

Media Access Australia

The Accessible Recruitment Guide was created by Media Access Australia to provide practical ‘real world’ guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues in recruitment and human resources management.

Toozly Job Search

Whether you’re a jobseeker with a disability looking for work, an employer looking for staff or a service provider assisting clients with disabilities to return to the workforce - Toozy is Australia's largest job search website for job seekers with disabilities!

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