Disability Support

Chancez Café


Chance’z Café provides clients of disability support organisation Araluen, an opportunity to gain work experience and learn new skills.

Ph: 9401 3209

Client Directed Care NDIS, Targeted Care Packages, TAC


Client Directed Care NDIS, Targeted Care Packages, TAC services are individually tailored services provided to individuals in the community.

Ph: 1300 376 421

Disability Employment Services (DES)

Youth Projects

Specialised Disability Employment Services

We have specialised vocational coaches that have the primary responsibility of working with a young person to tailor their pathway and eventually lead them into a sustainable employment opportunity.
Some of our key supports are:

  • Identify goals and vocational pathways through educated career advice and using a strengths-based approach with each young person
  • Write resumes, job interview preparation and teaching key employability skills
  • Seek out employment and work experience opportunities
  • Advocate and support external referrals
  • Work related licensing, clothing and training
  • Ongoing support while at work until a young person is comfortable to step away from services

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 16-25 years old
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a medical condition/disability
  • Have capacity to work 8 hours per week

Ph: 0430 675 393
Email: DES@youthprojects.org.au

Disability Employment Services (ESS)


Disability Employment Services (ESS) provides assistance to people with permanent disability and who need regular, ongoing support to find and keep a job.

0499 799 262

Disability and Mental Health ages 16+ Support Coordination


Ermha exists to ensure that People experiencing mental illness and cognitive disability and their carers can thrive in and become part of the community.

We choose to work with people experiencing mental illness and cognitive disability who have fallen through the gaps in the system and where there is no obvious support. We are often considered the provider of last resort. We also work with people experiencing mental illness and cognitive disability considered at risk to support them to live safely and meaningfully in the community.

We design services and provide individually tailored support, focused on recovery, independence and social inclusion in all our work. Ermha offers support to individuals, including carers, that is guided by their values, strengths and goals. Our services are designed to give our clients more and better opportunities to build the resilience and independence they can use to realise their ambitions.

Ph: 9706 7388 (Through intake team)

Specialised Disability Employment Services

Interact Australia

Specialised Program tailored for people with a Neurological disability, Acquired Brain injuries, Mental Health or Autism / Learning Disabilities. Program assists in career planning, skills development, job search support and in work support. The program also assists people already in work that may require additional assistance to maintain their employment due to a current disability or health condition. Program is highly flexible and works around the needs of the participants.
Program is a no cost service for eligible participants.

Eligibility: Australian Citizen, permanent resident or special class Visa Holder. Ages 15 to 65 (school students from year 11) and can work at last 8 hours per week.
As a specialist provider participant must have a Neurological disability, an Acquired Brain Injured, Mental Health condition or Autism / learning Disability.

Ph: 03 8650 7000

The Integrated Family Services

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

Operates as part of the Northeast Metropolitan Child & Family Services Alliance. The program provides case management support to vulnerable families by promoting safety, stability and development of children and young people. The service, as appropriate, also provides culturally-sensitive intervention with the families to assist in their transition to Australian culture and society.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au

Transitions Program


NDIS participants who wish to transition to open employment through Disability Employment Services.

Eligibility: NDIS Registered

Ph: 0438 921 252
Email: lloyd.burnett@nss.org.au


Wellways Australia Limited is a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability support organisation with services in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. Our services span mental health, disability and community care, and reach thousands of people each year.

We work with a diverse range of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities, and their families, friends and carers, to bring about positive change and build good lives in their communities. This can include creating a home, securing a job and building meaningful relationships.

Current Programs offered through the hub include:

  • Support for Families, Friends and Carers – education, 1:1 support and groups
  • NDIS Support Coordination – coordination of supports using your NDIS plan
  • Aboriginal Access Project

Ph: 1300 111 400

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