Supporting the Coffs Coast and Clarence communities for over 20 years

CHESS Employment

Assisting jobseekers and employers into strong employment partnerships


Our passionate and experienced staff are vital to the professional service we provide

CHESS Community Services

Programs to support those with mild to more complex health needs


Employment Services

Committed to finding jobs and changing lives in the Coffs and Clarence regions

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Community Services

At CHESS we strive to be leaders in the mental health and wellness area

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CHESS prepares for the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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CHESS Employment and Support Services is a community based organisation which provides support to people in the Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley communities. We employ over 60 staff across 7 sites from Yamba to Nambucca Heads. Established in 1995 with a focus on disability and mental health, CHESS has now evolved into a dynamic organisation covering two distinct areas of service – Employment Services and Community Services. CHESS Employment Services provides specialist assistance to support jobseekers and employers into strong and meaningful employment partnerships.

CHESS Community Services strive to be leaders in the mental health and wellness field through providing a range of programs to assist those with mild through to more complex health needs. CHESS is proudly local. We believe in the untapped potential of our jobseekers, the skills and professionalism of our staff and the importance of community and collaboration.