Disability Employment Services (DES)

Disability Employment Services (DES) are funded by the Federal Government Department of Social Services to provide Specialized Employment Services to people affected by illness, injury or disability. If you think you might benefit from our services please don’t hesitate to contact us, by phone, email or in person at 1/36 Frederick Street, Broome. If you have a Centrelink Reference Number that will help us find you in the Governments Computer system; having said that you don’t have to be a Centrelink customer to access the DES program so please do contact us regardless.


Return to work (long term)

Where an illness, injury or disability might make it hard to find or keep a job without a bit more help over the longer term the DES-ESS program is here for you. It might be as simple as you want to work but don’t know where to start. You might be anxious, or you might be as keen as can be. Whatever your circumstances we have more time to work with you as an individual in the DES-ESS program. We can use that time to help you overcome any barriers you face and into employment. In the DES-ESS program you can also continue accessing our support for as long as you need it.


Return to work (medium term)

Have you been affected by illness, injury or disability and think it might be good to have some help to return to work? Then our DES-DMS program is here for you. DES-DMS is what is traditionally known as a Vocational Rehabilitation Program. In DES-DMS we will help you to decide whether to change to a different kind of employment to what you’ve done in the past, or if possible, to find new ways to resume the work you know. We have seen some exciting outcomes in this program, as looking forward after a setback creates an opportunity for a fresh start, which can lead to new and exciting things. If this sounds like something we can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Your Eligibility

You may need to be assessed by an Employment Service Assessment (ESAT) to confirm your DES eligibility. You may also need a letter of support from your Doctor. We can help guide you through this process. The ESAT takes about 20 minutes of your time and one of our staff can usually attend with you if you have any concerns.

Our Services

You can receive a range of specialist help that is tailored to meet your needs and aspirations. Help can include, career guidance, getting ready to apply for work, building your skills, helping you identify and overcome any barriers to employment, finding the right pathway to employment for you. We will help you apply for jobs, including knocking on the doors of employers on your behalf (if you would like that) and we will provide at whatever level you require it to support you to be successful at work.

Your Privacy

Kimberley Personnel is committed to upholding the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act with regard to how we manage your personal information as well as in the way we tailor our services to meet your needs. That means: what we say, and to who, regarding the services we are providing to you are guided by you at every step in all of our programs.

More information

To find out more about DES you could visit the Department of Social Services website or the Centrelink website. Or you can always contact us for more information.

Joshua Sheard working at MacDonalds to support himself while he does Mechanical studies at TAFE

Disability Employment Services (DES)
Return to work (long term)

Guy Smith with Supervisor Michael Khan of Feed the Little Children Broome