Employing People with Disabilities (6 Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities)

jobs for people with disabilities

Jobs for people with disability are possible to find, no matter what disability that person has.

More and more organisations are creating jobs with people with disability, or harnessing the skills and abilities people with disability have for roles that already exist.

This means great opportunity for people with disability now exist in nearly every industry. Sectors including healthcare, technology and financial are becoming increasingly more welcoming to those with disability.

jobs for people with disabilities

Types of jobs for people with disabilities include:

Medical Administration

Working in a medical office or hospital department doesn’t require a lot of physical movement, so it’s great for people with physical limitations. Many employers in this industry value having people on staff that understand and can relate to what their patients go through because of personal experience.

Bookkeeping or financial assistant

Handling financial matters as a bookkeeper or financial assistant can be a great way to keep your mind engaged. Process driven work is great for those who struggle with changing priorities or lack of comprehension.

Pharmacy Services

Like the medical field, pharmaceutical companies also offer opportunities to those with disability who have experience in taking certain medications.

Vocational Counselling

Counselling other people with disability through similar personal experiences can be a very rewarding career.

IT Support

Those with strong technical ability but not as strong social skills may find rewarding careers in Information Technology. Provide front line support to businesses in this ever-growing industry.

Disability Support Work

Why not assist other people with disability find work or improve their quality of life? With the wisdom of personal experience you could provide the support someone needs to turn their life around.

MAX Employment provides services to people with disability under the Australian Government Disability Employment Services (DES) contract and has held National Standards for Disability Services accreditation for over ten years. MAX can provide information and understanding on other regulation and requirements for hiring and working with people with disability.

If you’re thinking “I have a disability and need a job” or would like to find out more information about our Disability Employment Services, you can visit maxsolutions.com.au/disability-employment-services.

Living with disability and searching for work?

Register with us

If you are receiving a support payment, it's important we let Centrelink know that you’d like us to provide you with Disability Employment Services (DES). You can do this at your centrelink appointment or talk to us if you’d like support through that process. Otherwise you can simply talk to our team to register for services.

We can also assist you to get to your first appointment with us. Our offices are located close to Centrelink offices and public transport links, but if you need assistance, just ask.


Tell us about you

When you come to a MAX office, your consultant will begin to get to know you, your experiences and your goals for the future. You can also speak to our team about any concerns you may have.

Together we will develop a plan that is unique to you and sets you on the path to preparing for, finding and keeping the right job for you.

You might want to learn new skills for a particular job. We have a range of training programs that can prepare you for work. We can also help you with job applications and paying for things you might need such as work tickets, licences and interview clothes.

Apply for jobs

We can work with you to make sure your resume and cover letter give you the best chance possible when you apply for jobs.

You will have access to local job opportunities offered exclusively on our online job portal, MAXConnect and access to Word to create, edit or update your resume. We can also directly contact potential employers on your behalf to develop new opportunities that suit you.

We can also provide interview preparation advice and support including plenty of techniques and tips so you feel more comfortable. If you’d like assistance travelling to your interview, buying clothes, or if you want us to come with you to meet your employer, we can do that.

We’re here to give you the best chance of landing that job.

Start your new job

Our support doesn’t stop when you find a job. The first few days and weeks of work can take some getting used to. When you start, you might need to spend money on additional items like uniforms, travel and food for lunch. We can provide financial support so you can stay on top of these additional costs.

You’ll be meeting new people and learning new tasks so we will stay in touch with you, making sure you’re happy and comfortable. We can support you through any challenges that may arise. These could be concerns with your new employer or more practical things like pay, taking leave or transport issues.

View our In Work Support Guide to learn more. Terms and conditions apply.

Supporting you into the future

As you continue working, the first few months are likely to be exciting and sometimes difficult as you find your routine and settle in. We will stay in touch for as long as you need, addressing any issues that arise.

We provide financial support at one, three and six months of employment to help with groceries, bills or other new costs such as travel and clothing.

If you experience any changes to your health or personal life, we can link you with our dedicated health team or other community assistance.

Our team is here for you. See our In Work Support Guide to understand more about the different ways we can support you. Terms and conditions apply.

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