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Disability Employment Australia
• The peak body for Australia's Disability Employment
Services
• Represent the interests of members at a national level to
government and other stakeholders.
• Get a “better deal” for people with disability
participating in the workforce and educate the public
about issues related to disability employment.
Paul Matley 34 years old
• Lives independently in his own
apartment
• Works 2 days a week as a recreation
officer’s assistant
• Performs with one drama group and one
dance group
• Patron of e.motion21 a dance company
for children and young adults with Down
syndrome
• MCs for a mixed ability dance club,
Street Festivals and co MCs Corporate
Events
• Hip Hop Dance Group teaching children
and young adults
• Adhoc performances contracts
• In relationship
Far away there in the sunshine are
my highest aspirations. I may not
reach them, but I can look up and see
their beauty, believe in them, and try
to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
widely known as the writer of Little Women
Dare To Dream
The Environment makes it possible:
• UN convention – Article 27 – Open Employment
• Disability Service Act – Disability Service Standards
• Disability Employment Services
• National Disability Insurance Scheme
• Access
• Choice and Control
Supported
Open Employment
Disability Employment Services in Australia
Unemployment
Open (or supported) employment in Australia
Funded by Government and outsourced to different organisations
Disability Employment Services
Employment
Support
Service
Disability
Management
Service
Job Access
Employer
Assistance
Fund
Employment Support Service
Permanent disability
Requires long-term
(more than 6 months)
employment support
Ongoing workplace
support for as long as
required
18 months (can
extend to 24) of
employment
preparation assistance
Most people with ID
participate in ESS
Disability Management Service
People with
temporary or shortterm disability
Not likely to require
ongoing employment
support after 6
months
Flexible, ad-hoc, on
the job support can be
provided for episodic
conditions
18 months (can
extend to 24)
employment
preparation assistance
Very few people with
ID participate in DMS
Job Access
Workplace
modifications
Adaptive
technology and
equipment
Specialist advice
Co-worker
education for
mental health
issues
Funded by the
Government so no
cost to consumers
Employer Assistance Fund
Wage subsidy
funding for
employers
$1650 inc GST for
Wage Subsidy
Scheme
Funds Job Access
modifications
$5700 inc GST for
Wage Connect
Subsidy
Auslan for
employment
DES Locations
States
Total
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
NT
TAS
ACT
599
484
436
224
189
56
53
9
Total
2,050
DES Caseload by Primary Disability Type as at 31 March 2012
Characteristics
2,248
Unknown/Not Stated
Dea lind (Dual Sensory)
133
36
Speech
251
114
Vision
1,567
528
Acquired brain injury
1,674
595
Hearing
1,902
777
Au sm (including Asperger's Syndrome)
517
7,333
Employment Support Service
3,921
Disability Management Service
3,611
1,921
Neurological (including Epilepsy & Alzheimer's Disease)
Intellectual
8,581
435
Specific Learning/ADD (other than Intellectual)
2,567
7,988
24,530
21,829
Psychiatric
18,751
Physical
0
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
25,000
36,994
30,000
35,000
40,000
DES caseload by disability type
5.7%
Intellecual Disability
All other disability types
94.3%
The DES Model
Engagement
Assessment
Action Plan
Employment
Post
Placement
Support
Ongoing
Support
Eligible School Leavers
To be eligible to commence in DES as an Eligible School Leaver, the job
seeker must be:
• in the last 6 months of full time secondary school and considering
post‐school options/employment opportunities, or
• a full‐time student who is participating in a school based
Apprenticeship which is recognised by an Australian Apprenticeship
Centre and a training contract is lodged in the Training Recognition
System (TRS), or
Eligible School Leavers
• a full‐time student who is intending to work part‐time outside of
school hours at award‐based wages, or
• first registering with a DES provider within the 12 months of
leaving full time secondary school, or
• first registering with a DES provider directly from participating in
a recognised State or Commonwealth funded transition to work
program.
AND….
Eligible School Leavers
• of legal working age,
• assessed by the provider as having capacity to work for a
minimum of 8 hours a week with the assistance of a DES
provider,
• not currently employed for 8 hours or more per week,
Eligible School Leavers
• able to provide suitable evidence from their current
educational authority recognising the student’s need for
educational support due to the nature of their disability,
• does not have a current and valid JCA with an
employment services referral*
Employability Skills
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Communication
Team work
Problem-solving
Initiative and enterprise
Planning and organising
Self-management
Learning
Technology
(Source: Business Council of Australia & Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2002)
Pathway
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Directly approaching providers
Schools have relationships with providers
Direct registrations do not require a Job Capacity Assessment
Referral from Centrelink via Job Capacity Assessment
Volunteering to participate in DES does not trigger a review of
a person’s DSP
Eligibility - Post School Leaving
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Working aged up to 65
Australian citizen or resident
Has a work capacity of at least 8 hours per week
Medical evidence to support disability
What are the options after
secondary school?
• The move from school to employment represents a critical life
transition for young people - even more so for people with disability
• Open (competitive) employment through DES, in our view, offers the
best pathway towards improved economic and social outcomes.
• Natural inclusion in and contribution to the communities they live
and work.
What are the options after
secondary school?
• In Australia many young people with disability are transitioned
into Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) – ‘Sheltered
Workshops’
• People who work in an ADE are paid wages in line with their
productivity ‘not based on the award wage system’
• Being included in an excluded group is not true social inclusion
What are the options after
secondary school?
• There are 20 000 people working in ADEs and 75% of those
people have an intellectual disability.
• 60% of people with intellectual disability are not employed
Open employment through DES offers the best pathway towards
improved economic and social outcomes
Find a Provider
• Use the Disability Employment Australia website
http://disabilityemployment.org.au/provider-search/all/
• Or use the Australian Job Search Website
http://www.jobsearch.gov.au

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