Workbridge is the largest New Zealand-owned employment service for people with a disability or health condition. With 20 offices across New Zealand, there’ll be one near you.
To register with from Workbridge, you need to:
- be aged 16 to 64 and live in New Zealand
- be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
- have a disability or health condition lasting 6 months or longer.
New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN)
NZDSN has a list of providers across the country who offer supported employment/vocational support services.
You can search by type of disability and region.
CSS Disability Action
CCS Disability Action’s employment specialists work with disabled people aged between 16 and 65. To use this service you must be:
- registered with Work and Income, and
- getting a main benefit (such as jobseeker support or supported living).
You can apply yourself or Work and Income can refer you.
Blind Low Vision NZ
Blind Low Vision NZ have skilled advisors who can provide support and resources for:
- job seekers who are Blind or have low vision
- people in work experiencing issues due to vision loss.
To apply you need to be registered with Blind Low Vision NZ.
Deaf Aotearoa employment facilitators offer pre-employment support and in-work support for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Contact Deaf Aotearoa to find out how to get a referral to the service.
Workwise is an employment agency for people with experience of mental health and addiction. You can refer yourself or another agency can refer you. Workwise operates in the following regions:
- South and Central Auckland
If you’re a military veteran and finding it hard to stay in work, you may be able to get support from Veteran’s Affairs.
Last updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022