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How our Grafton Disability Employment Services Can Help You

TURSA is one of the Northern Rivers’ most well-known and experienced Disability Employment Service providers focused on helping Grafton residents find employment. We understand the unique challenges job seekers face, as well as the importance of creating pathways to meaningful employment. Our services can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to find and retain employment with ongoing support. 

We’re proud to offer Grafton the opportunity to lead fulfilling, rewarding lives; and we’re ready to help you.

Our Grafton Disability Employment Services are tailored to each participant’s needs to help open doorways to meaningful work. With help from our Disability Employment Advocate, Grafton jobseekers will have personalised support and guidance to build confidence and reach goals. We welcome all Grafton residents looking for Disability Employment Services; no matter where you’re beginning, we’ll be beside you every step of the way.

If you’re searching for employment, take your first steps and reach out to a friendly member of our team at Grafton or fill in the form below.

We also help Grafton businesses hire people with a disability.

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TURSA - Grafton’s Long Term Disability Employment Services Provider - Where Experience Makes a Difference

Our Disability Employment Advocates don’t only provide free employment services; they take the time to understand your current situation and where you want to be; creating plans specifically for you, concentrating on improving your confidence and self-esteem to reach your full potential. 

If you want to find employment opportunities in Grafton or get back into work, we can help you with support that may consist of:

  • creating plans to help achieve your goals
  • supporting you in access to community services if needed
  • resume help
  • interview 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 work

At TURSA, we’re committed to helping those with disabilities to find the right fit for their strengths, abilities, and needs of employers. We strive to create inclusive environments where employment seekers can thrive and be successful in their careers.

Find our location in Grafton and contact information, and reach out to our team to begin. 

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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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Why You Should Choose TURSA Grafton for Your Disability Employment Needs

We’re proud to be a Grafton Disability Employment Services provider dedicated to helping job seekers reach meaningful, sustainable employment. For over 25 years, TURSA has provided work assistance and sponsorship services to help people in our local communities find employment. 

We’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation created to address unemployment and help those in the regions we deliver services to. Our person-centred model will help guide you as you work towards finding meaningful employment. We’ll be here with face-to-face appointments with your qualified Disability Employment Advocate, discussing your needs to make sure our services are the perfect fit for your goals.

We’ll focus on your strengths, abilities, and skills (both current and potential) to help create achievable employment goals. We’ll guide you each step of the way with additional resources from our participant portal which is full of resources and links to services to support you on your path.

If you’re in Grafton, contact our friendly team today or fill in the form below to find your path to meaningful, sustainable employment.

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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