Employment for all abilities.

Employment services for people living with neurodiversity, injury, illness, or disability.

Fulfil your career goals with Uniting

Disability Employment Services.

If you’re living with a disability and seeking employment, we’re here to help.

Your journey starts with personalised care. We’ll support you to find employment that suits your abilities and goals.

We want you to succeed and believe your contribution to the community is powerful.

We'll support you to:

Are you in your final year of school? Let us support you with School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES).

How do I find employment support?

Find a Uniting employment service location near you

Pick from our list of various locations of local disability employment support around Victoria.

Contact our team

Give us a call or send our team a message. We'll book a chat with you to understand your needs and career goals. 

Chat with our team

We'll identify roles, training, or transitions tailored to you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At your first Centrelink appointment, you will have the opportunity to look at a range of providers.

You should choose the provider that you feel best meets your needs. You may also prefer to choose a provider that is located near where you live. This will be useful for when you attend appointments.

You can change your DES provider at any time, and as many times as you like – no questions asked. If you are unhappy with the service you are receiving, call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260.

If you are currently working and decide to change DES providers, there is no disruption to your employment. Your new provider will be in contact with you after you change and your employment will continue without interruption. Your payments also won’t be impacted by changing.

We will arrange a meeting within 5 days of your confirmation of DES eligibility with Centrelink. We will then work with you on your career goals to understand what you would like do, and explore where you see yourself going in the future.

We can get in touch with one of our current employer contacts, or get in touch with new employers in the field that you would like to work in. Each person is different, and we will make sure that the work you are doing is meeting your needs.

Talk to your Uniting contact. We’re here to make sure you are fulfilled in your career. Alternatively, we can work with your employer to make changes, educate them on needs you may have, and arrange necessary adjustments to your work environment. We can also support you if you would like to understand things like workplace communication or how to navigate friendships with colleagues.

We will not share any information with your employer without your consent. We can work with your employer to help them understand your needs and provide information about your circumstances and abilities to ensure your needs are met.

At the heart of Gotham Doughnuts, amidst the aroma of cinnamon and caramel and the symphony of clinking utensils, there’s a young man named Athas who is taking his first step to getting a job.

"Witnessing Athas happily participate in his work placement each week means the world to us. He loves working at Gotham Doughnuts...and has already gained so many valuable workplace skills”

Aiden, Leila, Nathan and Ramadan from Uniting Vic.Tas’ School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) program have had a fun fortnight working retail and hospitality jobs at 2024 Australian Open in Melbourne.

I feel so good about working in the retail space. It's really busy and my shift goes quickly, but I’m enjoying learning to use Point of Sale.

Ask any school leaver today how they feel about finishing school and taking the next big step into the world, and many will say ‘excited’, ‘nervous’, or ‘uncertain’. Leaving school and thinking about university or work can be daunting. Now imagine how a school leaver living with a disability might feel.

“I’ve learned a lot about work safety and my rights in the workplace. I’ve really enjoyed Pathways 2 Employment."

Neurodiversity refers to the diverse range of neurological differences that exist among individuals, including conditions such as ADHD, or dyspraxia. Individuals who are neurodiverse often face unique challenges in the workplace.
Uniting Op Shops across Melbourne are celebrating community collaboration and inclusivity, encouraging everyone to discover their unique style, personality and self-expression. Working with the Employment Services team, Uniting Op Shops are helping young people living with a disability make their way in the world.  

“It’s amazing to see [the SLES participants] develop a belief in themselves."

Kelli remembers being locked down in her home for two weeks without warning.
Uniting Vic.Tas is partnering with GOTAFE, NESAY Inc. and the Brotherhood of St Laurence to deliver a newly funded Education First Youth Foyer at Wangaratta.
yasmin smiling at camera

Social Housing Employment Program

At just 20 years old, Yasmin made the courageous decision to flee from Somalia with her two-year old son.

People living in social housing will benefit greatly from this initiative through creating jobs for residents and delivering better services,

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