Disability Employment Services

Important COVID Update for Jobseekers

If you are a casual worker or laid off as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you apply for the new Centrelink JobSeeker Payment. 

The waiting period will be waived.

For more information visit – https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment 

If you are a jobseeker currently required to isolate due to COVID-19 and cannot fulfill your mutual obligations, contact Centrelink immediately. You will be eligible for a 14 day Major Personal Crisis Exemption.

We support our clients journey through life challenges with multi-disciplined services that include Disability Employment Services.

We aim to achieve sustainable outcomes for our clients through an Integrated Employment Service model that is individualized and client centered, led by a team of highly specialized Community Support Consultants.

Our Consultants work closely with each client to assist them in not only finding, and applying for potential jobs, but also by providing them with intensive Post Placement Support upon commencement of work for up to 52 weeks.

Our Consultants work within the community, building and fostering relationships with Employers, Community Groups, Health Care and Allied Health Care Professionals, Advocacy Groups and others to ensure that our clients receive not only assistance in securing and maintaining employment, but that they also receive holistic support so that they can thrive both professionally and personally.

We currently provide Disability Employment Services throughout the Illawarra Region, Tweed Region, the Gold Coast and its surrounds and the Ipswich Region.

Our Team

Kezia Tennant

Regional Manager

Kezia commenced with Family Services Australia in July 2018 bringing 17 years’ experience within the disability employment and human services sector. Through collaborative partnership with AfterCare, Kezia has been the lead specialist in Delivering PHaMs Employment Programs, supporting people throughout the greater Ipswich and Goodna areas to overcome mental health concerns, address non-vocational barriers and improve social and economic participation through re-entry into the workforce.

During her time as a Community Support Consultant and Team Coordinator at FSA, Kezia has provided valuable leadership to our growing DES team and specialist community engagement that has enabled the delivery of Individual Placement Support, achieving whole of life outcomes for our DES clients and building strong relationships with local employers and community stakeholders.

As FSA’s recently appointed Regional Manager, Kezia will continue her work within the community, specifically the Ipswich and Outreach regions, to identify areas of need and strategise how best FSA can provide assistance and relief to those in need.

David Costanzo

Team Coordinator

David Costanzo has over 18 years hands on experience in the Employment Services and Training industry and prides himself on his ability to deliver superior outcomes within the DES sector. Throughout his career David has successfully placed over 10,000 people into employment.

David joined FSA as a Community Engagement Consultant developing and delivering plans for the strategic growth of the Gold Coast ESA. He has worked extensively with the local community to develop strong business relationships, focussing on social inclusion, to garner support and placements for our Jobseekers.

David is driven to provide advocacy and support to people with a disability to gain meaningful and sustainable employment that can make a difference in their lives.

David holds a Diploma of Business, Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and is currently completing his MBA at Bond University.

Susanne Golding

Community Support Consultant

Susanne is a highly experienced and regarded Community Support Consultant, having worked across DES and JobActive for the last ten years.

She is passionate not only about the industry but also about empowering everyone she encounters to adapt to and embrace a positive mind set, enabling every individual to move forward on their journey to recovery.

Lianne Lyons

Community Support Consultant

Since arriving in Australia in 2010, Lianne has worked extensively within the Community Services Sector working first as a Residential Care Supervisor and then as a Senior Case Manager for a Youth Residential organisation, providing support, guidance and advice during times of crisis.

Since moving into the Disability Employment Sector, Lianne has continued to add value to her local community, offering her support to local jobseekers to empower and aide them on their path to sustainable employment and personal growth.

Averre Mackay

Community Support Consultant

Averre’s journey as a Disability Employment Consultant began in 2017.

My journey as a disability employment consultant began in 2017 – I believe in providing strong support and assisting our clients on their journey to achieving full potential and full inclusion within modern society. I believe in active listening and understanding the specific needs of each individual client.

Through her role with FSA, Averre believes we can cater to and deliver strong results, whilst building strong, honest and trusting relationships for and with people with a wide range of disabilities to achieve their dreams.

Maree Tanner

Community Engagement Consultant

Maree is a committed and enthusiastic individuality who believes in social equality on all levels. As a Community Engagement Consultant with 10 years combined experience in the Employment Sector, Maree has enriched the lives of her clients by providing tailored support so that they can reach their employment goals.

During her time working within our outreach Communities, Maree has helped establish FSA as one of the preferred providers in the region.

Ashley Pintley

Community Engagement Consultant

Ashley has been working in the Employment Service sector for close to 10 years working within Sydney South West in the jobactive, Transition to Work and DES programs. Ashley believes that everyone has abilities to be able to showcase their skills when given the opportunity and that employment services are there assist in finding avenues to be able to do so.

As a St. George Illawarra Dragons supporter, she knows that every loss is one step closer to a win and with the right support the wins will come more and more often.’

Shannon Smith

Client Care Support

Shannon has over 15 years experience in administrative support roles within various industries, including local council. It was in her role at Ipswich City Council that she developed a passion for and affinity with community service work.

A dedicated and diligent individual, Shannon offers superior support to the FSA consultants and, indeed each of their clients.

Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.