There are a number of different services & resources that provide support for jobseekers and employees with disability.
Disability Employment Services
Need to change your Disability Employment Service provider?
People with disability in employment
Dealing with discrimination
Making a complaint about your Disability Employment Service provider
Dealing with abuse
Your local Disability Employment Service
Your local Disability Employment Service providers will be able to support and assist you to find and maintain work in open employment.
Go to: Find your local provider.
Between now and the 4th of March 2013, some people may need to change their Disability Employment Service provider.
If you need to change your provider, DEEWR will notify you of this via mail. Your current provider will give you all the information you need to know, and should support you through this process.
Bar None - Employment, Office for Disability, State Government of Victoria
A great collection of stories and images of people with disability and their experiences of work.
Download: Bar None - Employment Resource Guide
Watch: Bar None video preview
Mountain Climbing - A resource for tertiary graduates with lived experience of mental illness making the transition to employment
Mountain Climbing offers support, through personal stories, to help make the transition to employment for graduates with experience of mental illness. This resource was developed by the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program in Tasmania.
Download: Mountain Climbing booklet
Workplace Mental Health Awareness e-learning Program
The beyondblue Workplace Mental Health Awareness e-learning Program is a free stand-alone resource specifically for workplaces. It includes activities, scenarios and videos that build understanding of depression and anxiety disorders in the workplace. It takes about 20 minutes to work through.
returntowork.net.au is a website dedicated to helping Australians successfully return to work following mental health issues including depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.
Go to: returntowork.net.au
When I'm at work: Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Factsheet
This fact sheet by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs helps to determine whether a person has been discriminated against in the workforce due to their disability. It provides information to help resolve workplace discrimination.
Download: When I'm at work factsheet
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Phone: 1300 656 419 (local call) or 02 9284 9888
TTY: 1800 620 241 (toll free)
Fax: 02 9284 9611
Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS)
The CRRS is an impartial and confidential service dealing with complaints about Disability Employment Services (DES), Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) & Advocacy Services.
The CRRS can help you sort out complaints if a Commonwealth-funded disability employment or advocacy service is not meeting the Disability Services Standards.
Go to: CRRS website
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with these reports. This service is provided by PWD.
Download: Hotline brochure
Go to: Hotline website