Employment Services

Sustainable Solutions for Local People & Local Business

For over 20 years CHESS Employment has been assisting local employers and job seekers with dedicated, professional and personable employment services and support.

How We Help

  • CHESS Disability Employment Services provides specialist assistance to help jobseekers with a disability or mental illness partner in a meaningful way with local employers.
  • We promote employment options for local businesses and work towards a ‘good fit’ for all
  • We take the time to match employers with their ideal candidate for sustainable, long term professional relationships
  • We provide continued on the job support and training for clients and employers including workplace modifications and assistance with wage subsidies
  • We collaborate with key service partners and allied health networks to provide additional support services for clients and employers
  • Our Smart, Skilled & Hired program helps school leavers and young people become work ready and kickstart a fulfilling career

As disability employment service providers we are committed to creating sustainable employment solutions by supporting jobseekers and businesses in the local community



Achieve a ‘Strong Life’ through fulfilling employment and social inclusion


Connecting local businesses with reliable and committed jobseekers

Smart, Skilled & HIRED

A youth employment program that helps young people and school leavers become work ready and kickstart a fulfilling career


Helping employers to collaborate with staff to identify simple, concrete actions to promote mental wellness in the workplace.

Providing specialised services for people experiencing disadvantage, disability and mental illness requires professional people with drive and passion
— CEO Paul Kelly

Are you a jobseeker or employer based in the Mid North Coast or Clarence Valley who would like to explore opportunities in the local employment market? Get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs.

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