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Useful Resources

A list of links and resources that may be useful in navigating your pathway to employment or study post spinal cord injury:

ADCET provides advice, information and resources to disability academics, teachers, practitioners and students.

Australian Disability Enterprises provides a of multitude articles regarding employment and disability. 

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations aims to foster a community where people with disabilities can engage in all aspects of life, with special focus on advocacy for disability employment services. 

Australian Public Service provides a guide for applicants using the RecruitAbility scheme. They encourage people with disabilities to gain employment in the Australian Public Service (APS).

CEAV Career Counselling Australia provides careers counselling services that focus on overcoming specific barriers to gaining employment and/or entering training and further education.

Community Career Hub provides resources about finding, applying for and retaining a job. 

Department of Human Services are dedicated to providing inclusive workplaces where all staff are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, ideas and perspectives; also supporting workplace modifications or adjustments.

Disability Employment Australia is the peak industry body for DES. They represent the interests of DES and support their members to achieve positive outcomes when finding employment. 

Disability Employment Services (DES) is a government website that provides resources about finding and keeping a job with a disability. DES has a list of providers experienced in supporting job seekers with a disability. 

Discovering the Power in Me (DPM) is a 3-day short course that helps develop positive expectations around the possibilities in life after spinal cord injury. DPM helps individuals build strength, resilience and self-efficacy, and has the capacity to help you discover your inner motivations and drivers in life.

ENABLED Employment is a labour hire company for people with disabilities. They use flexible arrangements to help people find employment and helps businesses to fill skill gaps.

JobActive is an Australian Government initiative, designed to place more Australians into work and connect job seekers with job providers. You can search for jobs on their website and keep track of job applications. Jobactive publishes articles and information related to job searching, resume building and interview skills. JobActive providers are available to help employers and employees with recruitment and finding work. 

Job Search is a government website that provides information and opportunities about general employment. 

Learn Local is an organisation that offers a range of education and training programs designed to help you return to study, gain a qualification or get a job. 

LinkedIn links jobs, companies, people and articles for LinkedIn’s Diversity Recruitment members.

Mars Recruitment is an agency for candidates and clients seeking to grow their careers and businesses for shared, sustainable success. They promote and embrace diversity and inclusion within the organisation and through educating clients and candidates.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme funds supports not provided by employers or employment services such as the Disability Employment Service (DES) or JobActive.

PACE Mentoring or Positive Action towards Career Engagement connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses.

Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) is dedicated to maximizing the inclusion, job-retention and advancement of current and future professionals with SCI. SCIP is solely and permanently committed to meeting the complex and emerging needs of professionals with SCI within the employment landscape. 

Toozly is an online job search platform for people with disabilities. They also provide information about employment for employers and potential employees. 

Victorian State Government provides information that supports students living with a disability to gain employment and foster a career. 

Wear for Success is a non-for-profit organisation that helps instil confidence and self-belief in individuals who are struggling on their journey back to work through providing professional clothing and work skill training.

WISE Employment works with the Disability Employment Service to empower job seekers to find meaningful work and become self-sufficient. They also help employers find suitable staff. 

Due to the sheer quantity of information and services in the community, we are not aware of all available services and information. We aim to share those services we use and discover if we feel they may be of benefit to others. If you know of anything that should be added to these lists please email us at: [email protected]           

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