Disability Employment Services Designed To Fit Your Needs | Sarina Russo

Disability Employment Services

It can be tough to find work if you’re living with an injury, health condition or disability. We work with you to create a plan based on your individual needs to help you achieve your employment goals.

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Disability employment support designed for individuals

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (DES)

Because you have unlimited potential, we want to help you achieve that potential. At Sarina Russo Job Access, we have been helping people into jobs for over 40 years.

We understand that individual people need individual solutions to fulfil their potential.  We provide you with a greater range of support, across many more areas, than any other Disability Employment Services provider to help you achieve your goals!

In addition to employment consultation and skills development, our Allied Health professionals aim to get a much deeper understanding of your individual disability, illness or health condition. This helps us fully understand the impact of your condition on your ability to work so we can help future employers understand why you would be the best candidate for their job.

Disability job services support

INCLUSIONS

Sarina Russo Job Access’ Disability Employment Services program is fully government funded. This means if you’re eligible for the program you’ll have full access to all our tailored support services, at absolutely no cost to you.

 Our services includes access to the following:

  • Advice and guidance on job searching with our knowledge of the local labour market   
  • Support to get work-ready including referrals to Allied Health professionals providing counselling and physiotherapy 
  • A customised support plan
  • Referrals to training and upskilling opportunities with work licenses or qualifications based on your employment goals 
  • Interview preparation with individual coaching and advice 
  • Access to our employer network with vacancies suitable to your needs   
  • Access to support services including drug rehab facilities, housing support and disability management services  
  • Help with work-related costs including transport, clothing and other items 
  • Access to our First Nations servicing team  
  • Wage subsidies for employers to give you the edge in your job search 
  • Ongoing support in your job with post-placement support provided for up to 52 weeks after starting your job 
  • Assistance with workplace modifications   

This is how we connect you with the best support and employers to find, and keep, the right job for you.

What participants are saying about us

FIVE-STAR REVIEW

I am a person with a disability and had been out of work for over 2 years due to the nature of my disability. I was assigned to Stella and she was phenomenal in helping me find work. I was starting to despair before her as there was a very few types of jobs that was physically suitable for me. Not only did she show compassion and understanding to me but she showed tenacity and determination to pair me with both the right job and right employer. 

Jeremy, Sarina Russo Job Access Ipswich

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Do you have any questions about our Disability Employment Services program? You can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back.

Disability Employment Services eligibility

ELIGIBILITY AT A GLANCE

You don’t need to have a permanent physical or intellectual disability to qualify for disability employment support. A “disability” can include an injury, illness, or any other physical or mental health condition that affects your ability to work.

Your eligibility for Disability Employment Services (DES) is generally determined by Services Australia (Centrelink). You’ll need to complete an Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) through Services Australia to assess your situation and if you meet the conditions for support.

To be eligible for Disability Employment Services you must: 

  • Have a medically diagnosed disability, injury, or health condition
  • Receive an income support payment or disability support pension from Services Australia (Centrelink)
  • Be  at least 14 years and not yet at Age Pension qualifying age
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not be a full-time student (unless you are an eligible school leaver)
  • Be assessed as having capacity to work at least 8 hours per week, but less than 30 hours per week
  • Not currently be working at or above your assessed employment capacity 

Once Centrelink have confirmed you are eligible, you will be referred to the Disability Employment Services provider of your choice, or be automatically referred to a provider close to your home.

If you’re not sure if you qualify and would like some help to confirm your eligibility, contact our team and we’ll be happy to help you out!

What participants are saying about us

FIVE-STAR REVIEW

Belinda from Strathpine office for Sarina Russo is an amazing young lady. My son was sent to this office through Centrelink, this was a daunting prospect for him as he is an anxious young man. As his mother and carer we found as soon as we walked in the doors, the team were friendly and we felt at home. Belinda has given us all the information we needed and explained step by step procedures to my son, in a calm and easy manner that he could understand. 

Sarina Russo Job Access Strathpine

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Many job seekers experience one or more challenges when seeking employment. Some challenges are easily resolved, like sourcing transportation to and from work, while others take time and may require professional help.

How the NDIS Can Help You Find and Keep a Job

Are you an NDIS participant eager to gain employment? Then look no further, as we break down the support, funding and services available to assist NDIS participants into employment. 

Get in touch

Speak to a consultant

Do you have any questions about our Disability Employment Services program? You can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back.

It’s easy to access the services you need

APPLICATION PROCESS

It’s easy to access Disability Employment Services though Sarina Russo Job Access.

Confirm you are eligible (generally, this means you are receiving an approved income support payment and have mutual obligations – check the Services Australia website) 

Use our office locator to find your closest Sarina Russo Job Access office  

Request a referral by Services Australia or transfer to your preferred Sarina Russo Job Access office

  • Most of the time, you will need a referral from Services Australia (Centrelink) to access our Disability Employment Services. Simply request that Sarina Russo Job Access be allocated as your preferred Disability Employment Services provider when Services Australia is processing your application. OR
  • Or, if you’re already with a different provider, you can ask to be transferred to Sarina Russo Job Access by contacting the National Customer Service line (NCSL) on 1800 805 260.

For more help or information about using Sarina Russo Job Access as your preferred Disability Employment Services (DES) provider, or any other support, contact our team.

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Useful resources

Finding a Job When you Have Depression

Many job seekers experience one or more challenges when seeking employment. Some challenges are easily resolved, like sourcing transportation to and from work, while others take time and may require professional help.

How the NDIS Can Help You Find and Keep a Job

Are you an NDIS participant eager to gain employment? Then look no further, as we break down the support, funding and services available to assist NDIS participants into employment. 

Get in touch

Speak to a consultant

Do you have any questions about our Disability Employment Services program? You can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back.

Planning your path to employment success

THE PROCESS

Living with a disability, illness or health condition can create unique obstacles to finding fulfilling work. Our job is to help you navigate around those obstacles and help you reach your employment goals.

From your very first appointment with your Sarina Russo employment consultant, the focus will be on understanding your individual situation and creating a personalised plan for employment success. This might include opportunities to improve your work readiness (such as training or upskilling), as well as activities to address any health conditions so we can build your capacity to become job-ready.

Your consultant will speak with you at least every fortnight to make sure your job plan is meeting your needs. You’ll receive help to build your resume, develop your interview skills and cover work-related costs such as licenses, clothing and transport.  

All this will prepare you for referral to our employers to ensure you have the best chance of getting that job!

What participants are saying about us

FIVE-STAR REVIEW

My DES Consultant, Iris, from Hervey Bay, is the best consultant I've come across. Iris truly cares about her clients and never treats you as just a number. She has a genuine passion for her job which shows through the effort she puts in, to help each and every client that comes her way. I highly rate Iris not only as a DES consultant but more importantly as a person.

Sarina Russo Job Access Hervey Bay

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Resource Hub

Useful resources

Finding a Job When you Have Depression

Many job seekers experience one or more challenges when seeking employment. Some challenges are easily resolved, like sourcing transportation to and from work, while others take time and may require professional help.

How the NDIS Can Help You Find and Keep a Job

Are you an NDIS participant eager to gain employment? Then look no further, as we break down the support, funding and services available to assist NDIS participants into employment. 

Get in touch

Speak to a consultant

Do you have any questions about our Disability Employment Services program? You can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.