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While finding a job can be tough in any situation, people experiencing disabilities can face some extra hurdles. That’s where the list can help. This month, Clickability was included in a list of resources for Australian job seekers with disabilities in 2020 – here are our top picks.

Official government information and support

Check these out first, as they are the sources of authoritative information in Australia and can directly connect you with other services.

Find a DES provider

It can get overwhelming trying to find the right provider amonsgt all the available ones. Use a directory to help you find one that will suit your needs in your local area.

  • jobactiveThis site was created by the Australian Government and features a helpful quiz to help you choose the service right for you. From there, you can find a service provider nearby.
  • ClickabilityA directory of disability services in Australia, peer-rated and reviewed so that you can get accurate and transparent information from people like you.

Specialty employment services

These providers specifically provide for people with particular requirements or wdisabilities.

Tools and guides

Downloads, resources and helpful guides that you can use in your job search.

Programs

These programs are specifically designed for different groups to assist in moving into work and supporting you to flourish in your new job.

  • School Leaver Employment SupportThis program, run by the NDIS, helps high school students move into employment.
  • Stepping IntoRun by the Australian Network on Disability (AND), this internship program is for tertiary students. If eligible, they’ll set you up with 152+ hours or four weeks full-time paid work in the summer or winter semester break in a prestigious private or public sector organisation.
  • PACE MentoringPositive Action towards Career Engagement program (also run by AND) pairs you to a career mentor with extensive experience in your field. Meet with a mentor at least eight times over 16 weeks.
  • RecruitAbility for the Australian Public ServiceRecruitAbility aims to enable more disabled people to access jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS). You can apply it to any job posting in the APS, including the senior executive jobs. Find open positions at APS jobs.

Job Search Websites

  • Toozly – Australia’s biggest job search website built for people with disabilities
  • jobactive – Australian Government’s job search website
  • FlexCareers – A job search website for flexible jobs, some of which allow you to work from home.
  • Indeed – one of the biggest job search websites in Australia.
  • Jora Local – Great for part-time and casual work in your local area. Jora Local makes it very easy to apply for jobs without submitting endless forms and cover letters.
  • APSJobs – Federal Government Jobs
  • State and Territory Government Jobs

Community Resources

When other parts of your life are affecting your ability to find a job, community services can be a big help.

  • Ask IzzyGet connected to local service providers who can help you with anything from food, legal help, shelter, and training and more.
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