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Our Ballina-based disability employment services

Tursa is one of Australia’s most recognised disability employment services providers, and our Ballina location is dedicated to helping people find meaningful, long-term employment to fit them. 

We understand the unique challenges Northern Rivers residents and Ballina locals face day-to-day, as well as the importance of finding meaningful employment. That’s why our dedicated disability employment services Ballina team are dedicated to helping you develop the skills you need, as well as the confidence required to find and retain employment with ongoing care and support.

Our Ballina clients’ long-lasting, fulfilling employment is built upon personalised pathways. With expert guidance from our Ballina disability employment services advocates, job-seekers can get one-on-one support and guidance to nurture their confidence and reach their full potential. If you’re looking for employment, we can help you develop your own pathway to take your first steps on.

Reach out to a friendly member of our Ballina disability employment services team using the form below, or contact us online for enquiries. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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About TURSA, Ballina’s trusted disability employment services provider

Our Disability Employment Advocates are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. They take the time to understand your current situation and ambitions, creating a tailored plan that helps you build self-belief and unlock your abilities. Located in Ballina, we offer a selection of services that can help you jump-start or return to meaningful work, including:

  • individualised plans to help you along your career goals
  • supporting you with access to community services if needed
  • resume help
  • interview practice and coaching
  • on-site computer facilities and resources for you to use
  • support liaising with suitable employers
  • job training, workshops, and education
  • relocation assistance
  • workplace modifications
  • on-the-job support for up to a year or more from when you start to work

The Ballina TURSA team are passionate about helping people with disabilities unlock their potential and find a fitting career. We strive to help employment-seekers to find welcoming and inclusive environments where they can grow and reach their personal successes. 

Contact us, or visit our Tursa Ballina team, and get in touch today to start on your journey towards professional development.

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The service to expect from TURSA

At TURSA all DES-ESS services are delivered to meet and exceed National Standards for Disability Services. What else can you expect?

  • You will be assigned a specialist Disability Employment Adviser to work with you personally
  • Fortnightly face to face appointments available as well as flexible options to meet your needs as required
  • Tailored job plans with goal setting and planning reviewed with you as your needs change
  • Courteous, qualified and experienced staff who will work with you to achieve your employment goals
  • The opportunity for you to provide regular feedback to TURSA
  • Our assessment processes will ensure that you are fully equipped to remain in the workplace without intervention before exiting our services
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Choosing Ballina Disability Employment Services

For almost three decades, TURSA has been striving to reduce unemployment in local communities like Ballina by providing dedicated Disability Employment Services

Our holistic approach is person-centred, offering individualised guidance from qualified Disability Employment Advocates for each participant, and customising our services to meet their ambitions. 

We believe in facilitating meaningful, sustainable career opportunities that last long into the future. With access to our Participant Portal, participants can read and engage with resources and links to aid them on their path to success at a pace they’re comfortable with. 

Let us help you unlock your potential and shape it into achievable, career-oriented goals. With hands-on support from your Disability Employment Advocate, we are committed to helping you maximise your talents and find sustainable employment. 

Contact our friendly team today or fill in the form below to find your path to meaningful, sustainable employment in Ballina.

Disability Employment Services FAQs

A Disability Employment Service (DES) supports people with a disability, injury or mental health condition to prepare for, find and keep a job. DES gives participants flexibility and choice in what services they receive and how they receive them.

  • Firstly, we will determine if TURSA can directly register you into our service and guide you through the referral process.
  • If this is not possible, Services Australia will complete an assessment to see if you are eligible and will refer you to a DES provider that is most accessible to you.
  • You have the choice of what DES provider you want to join or work with. If you would like to change or join TURSA, you can drop in, or call into any of our 58 convenient locations.
  • Once you have joined TURSA’s DES programme, you will be paired with a Disability Employment Advocate to start your journey to employment with us.

To be eligible for Disability Employment Services, you must:

  • Have a disability, injury or mental health condition
  • Be an Australian resident or eligible visa holder aged 14 to 65
  • Be at or above the minimum working age in your state or territory.
  • Be able to work between 8 and 30 hours a week.
  • Not be studying full time.
  • Not be currently working at or above your Employee Benchmark hours.

No. TURSA also supports participants who have injuries or mental health conditions to obtain and sustain a job.

No. The DES program is funded by Australia’s Federal Government and has no cost associated with participants.

If you are currently with another provider and wish to swap to TURSA, call your local office for assistance by using our location finder.

The Eligible School Leaver (ESL) program is designed to help you transition from school to work. The TURSA team will work with you to discover your career goals and ambitions and help you develop a plan to get there while completing your schooling. While the ESL program is typically for year 12 students, support can be considered for any student transitioning into the workforce, while completing their final year of schooling.

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