Welcome to Essential Personnel's Website
Essential Personnel provides a quality employment service which enables people with a disability to secure and retain careers in open employment that is of mutual benefit to both the employee, the employer and the wider community.
Essential Personnel is a specialist employment agency for people with a disability established in 1989. The service began with an office in Northam where Essential Personnel's head office is still located. There are now also outreach offices in Midland, Merredin and Moora providing a service to people in the Avon Valley, central Wheatbelt, Midland and Hills areas.
Since 1999 we have assisted over 600 people in 780 jobs. 30% of our current workers are placed in jobs with either large business, or the public sector. We are an incorporated society and are funded through the Commonwealth DEEWR. Our staff members offer an extraordinary range of skills and experience to ensure successful employment outcomes for people with a disability.
Disability Employment Service (DES) Program
Essential Personnel can assist people with a disability from the age of 15 to the age of 65 (at time of registration). Usually the prospective client will require a Job Capacity Assessment which can be arranged either through Essential Personnel or Centrelink, depending on whether or not they already receive income support from Centrelink.
A fully completed Medical Report (available from Centrelink or Essential Personnel) is required before a Job Capacity Assessment can be arranged. However, if a person is still within the Secondary Education system and has a disability (including intellectual, learning, physical, psychological and/or psychiatric disabilities), special rules apply that do not require the student to have a Job Capacity Assessment to access the DES program. These people are registered as Special School Leavers.