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  • Getting support from DES when you already have a job

    Some people who already have a job can also use DES Support from Disability Employment Services (DES) includes a program called Work Assist. Work Assist supports people who find it difficult doing important parts of their job because of their injury, disability or health condition. This is can be particularly helpful for people with intellectual […]
  • How DES works

    The support available from DES Disability Employment Services (DES) is the Australian Government’s employment service that helps people with disability find and keep a job. DES helps people with disability, injury or a health condition: get ready to look for a job (for example, by helping you with your resume) find a job (for example, by […]
  • Using NDIS funding to change jobs

    Most people don’t stay in the same job all their lives. This is especially true for younger people as they work out what kind of work they prefer. There are many different reasons for changing jobs. Sometimes you might find that: your job doesn’t suit you you want to try something new and different you […]
  • Learning what you are interested in

    Working out what you’re interested in helps give meaning to your life and makes a big difference to finding a job you like doing. Sadly, many young people and adults with intellectual disability don’t get the chance to work out what they are interested in. Limited life experiences, low expectations and barriers to communication, often […]
  • Learning on the job

    How people with intellectual disability learn about work We’re used to the idea that most learning happens in the classroom. However, the learning style of many people with intellectual disability means that they learn best when they’re on the job. Learning on the job means you learn about what happens at work, and the jobs […]
  • Work experience, volunteering or casual work

    Work experience and on-the-job experience Work experience is when you work for an organisation to learn about work for a short time. You do work experience while you’re still at school. After you leave school, experience like this is called on-the-job experience. Work experience and on-the-job experience teach you what working is like by: building […]

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