The service will include two separate arms: the Disability Management Service, which will provide assistance for jobs seekers who do not require regular long-term assistance to maintain their job; and the Employment Support Service, for job seekers who do require assistance to maintain their job.
“People with disability are still under-represented in the workforce,” said Minister for Employment Participation Mark Arbib.
“We need to ensure that we remove the barriers facing people with disability who want to work, and recognise their potential rather than their impairments.”
The Government has also recently launched a Disability Support Pension Employment Incentive Pilot which is trialling a $3,000 wage subsidy for job seekers after work has been retained for 26 weeks.
Third Sector acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.