Disability Employment Services

Afford offers experienced Disability Employment Services (DES). We have been connecting people with disability, injury and illness with employment opportunities since 2018.

We are committed to making sure your experience at Afford is a positive one. This means working closely with job seekers and employers to make sure you’re a good fit and giving you the employment support services that you need.

Are you a person with disability looking for a job? We can work with you to secure sustainable and meaningful employment. Are you an employer looking for the right person? We can support you to discover great talent! Our Disability Employment Services is free for job seekers and employers.

“I had not worked for 10 years but Afford supports me to feel good about going to work. I feel happy, I feel good about myself.” 

Maritas

What are Disability Employment Services?

Disability Employment Services is an Australian Government Department of Social Services initiative. It is delivered through the JobAccess hub and is designed to support people to find work and keep a job.

Providers of Disability Employment Services are called DES Providers. Afford provides Employment Support Services for job seekers with permanent disability who need support to find a job and regular ongoing support to keep a job.

Disability Employment Services

Who is eligible for Disability Employment Services?

For job seekers

You must be a person with disability, injury or illness and be aged 18 years or older to be eligible for DES employment services.

There are many ways we can support you to find and keep a job. Some of the things we can do are:

Preparing your CV and getting ready for an interview

Finding the right clothing for your job

Planning your transport to your job interviews

Supporting you with on-the-job training and ongoing support while you are working

Supporting you at the interview

Helping to pay for travel, training and initial costs

Requesting and securing workplace modifications.

As part of our employment support services, we will get to know you and your needs and goals. We will support you to find a job that matches your skills and interests and lets you learn and grow, too!

For employers

Afford has a strong track record of matching job seekers and employers to deliver meaningful and valuable workforce solutions.

Being trusted DES providers, our DES consultants can support you with:

Solutions for large and small businesses

Information on financial incentives

Free initial on-the-job support with new employees

Apprenticeship and traineeship incentive information

Travel training and initial travel costs for your new employee

Wage subsidy to offset training and staffing costs.

We work with employers in a range of sectors and industries.

Visit the NDIS website to learn more about DES and the NDIS.

Our DES Offices

Blacktown

Blacktown

Suite 203, Level 2, 85 Flushcombe Road
Blacktown  NSW  2148
Phone: 02 8825 3300

Blacktown

Suite 203, Level 2, 85 Flushcombe Road
Blacktown  NSW  2148
Phone: 02 8825 3300

Mount Druitt

Mount Druitt

Shop 3, 6-10 Mount Street
Mount Druitt  NSW  2770
Phone: 0466 557 516

Mount Druitt

Shop 3, 6-10 Mount Street
Mount Druitt  NSW  2770
Phone: 0466 557 516

Fairfield

Fairfield

Shop 4-7, 376 The Horsley Drive
Fairfield  NSW  2165
Phone: 02 9725 8700

Fairfield

Shop 4-7, 376 The Horsley Drive
Fairfield  NSW  2165
Phone: 02 9725 8700

Bankstown

Bankstown

Suite 2, Level 2, 56 Kitchener Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone: 02 9707 0600

Bankstown

Suite 2, Level 2, 56 Kitchener Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone: 02 9707 0600

Liverpool

Liverpool

297 Macquarie Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: 02 9601 0530

Liverpool

291 Macquarie Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: 02 9601 0530

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