Our Organisation

Essential Personnel is an incorporated body being a not-for-profit and charitable organisation which provides services to people with disabilities. Our legal entity name is Avon Community Employment Support Centre Inc.

Essential Personnel is funded by the Federal Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Disability Services Commission. Essential Personnel prides itself on delivering exceptional service to each individual client and this is reflected in our performance results. Our ability to consistently achieve outstanding results, 4 and 5 star ratings, as assessed by the Department of Social Services, means that our performance is placed in the top 10% of Disability Employment Services Australia wide. Our Merredin office is currently placed in the top 1% of national disability service providers!

Essential Personnel was established in 1989 to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our first office was established in the region of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia, in response to an identified gap in services to clients with disabilities in remote and regional areas.

Since 1997, we have secured over 1300 jobs for people with intellectual, learning, physical, sensory, psychiatric and neurological disabilities. These clients are individuals who have a diverse range of skills and abilities and Essential Personnel has assisted them to gain and maintain employment and training of their choice. Today we are the longest serving employment agency in the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. We have built strong, lasting relationships with employers, community organisations and disability agencies to assist people with disabilities to realise their potential and achieve their dreams and aspirations in employment and life.

At present, our services have expanded to the Perth Metropolitan and Midlands/Wheatbelt districts. Our head office is located in Northam and we have offices in Midland, Cannington, Merredin, Moora and Armadale, delivering services in both Disability Employment and Lifestyle Services to over 400 individuals with disability.

Whilst our Disability Employment Services go from strength to strength, we have extended our services to offer a variety of Lifestyle Services which provide Independence and Leisure Services, Accommodation and Personal Supports. We are thrilled to be able to offer employment opportunities to clients through our Property Care Services program. In addition, we are very excited that we have now extended our services to an international level by developing support for a disability centre in Cambodia.