Employment Services Delivery (ESD) 1
ESD 1 roles are generally frontline positions working directly with people with disability. You will make a real difference to a person’s life by using your practical employment services skills and experience to support individuals achieve their employment goals and aspirations. Role titles within the ESD job family include:
- Employment Facilitator
- Employment Consultant
- Employment Adviser
As an ESD 1, you’ll learn and develop the capability to perform tasks to assist a person with disability to achieve their employment-related goals and needs. As a part of your role, you’ll develop basic knowledge of employment supports and services offered for people with disability.
Your work is well structured and repetitive, which will give you the opportunity to master your duties and become confident in your role. You’ll usually work under training or close supervision, and support more experienced staff when they need your assistance.
Qualifications and experience
You don’t need to worry if you don’t have any formal qualifications or training in disability, as you’ll almost certainly have other skills, experience and capabilities that are extremely useful and that will help contribute to having a successful and enjoyable career in the disability sector.
Having the right attitude and a desire to make a difference are two other important qualities that you’ll need as an ESD 1.
Employers will specify qualification or equivalent experience requirements for particular roles, but generally you’ll need to have a current driver’s licence and first aid certificate to be considered for an ESD 1 role.
ESD 1 roles are rewarding and challenging. Every day you get to make a positive difference to the lives of people with disability by supporting them find meaningful work.