What is Work Assist?

What is Work Assist?

Work Assist is a government-funded program for eligible workers who are having difficulty fulfilling the essential requirements of their role due to their injury, disability or health condition and are seeking assistance from a DES provider.

How can Work Assist help you?

Some of the types of support available to employees through Work Assist include: 

  • Advice about redesigning your job so you can keep working.
  • Workplace assessments to identify any necessary modifications or adjustments to the job or workplace.
  • Mental health support to help you with issues such as depression, anxiety or stress-related conditions. 
  • Access to allied health Interventions such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pain management or psychological counseling.
  • Ongoing support and mentoring to help employees succeed in their roles. 

Work Assist eligibility

You may be eligible for Work Assist if you are:
  • having difficulty at work or at risk of losing your job due to a diagnosed disability, injury or health condition 
  • currently employed, working at least 8 hours a week for the last 13 consecutive weeks.
  • an Australian resident or temporary protection visa holder.
  • not studying full-time.
  • between 14 and 67 years of age.

Call our DES team on 1800 226 228 or email [email protected] to discuss your needs and eligibility for the Work Assist program.

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