Job Seekers

Looking for work?

Castle can help you find and keep the right job.

If you have an injury, illness or disability, are struggling at work, are leaving school or want to gain work experience we can support you to achieve your individual employment goals, no matter your circumstances.

At no cost to you or an employer, our local Employment Services team will connect you to jobs across Newcastle, the Hunter, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast, and support you at every step, for as long as you need.


We understand the definitions of disability are broad, and everybody has different circumstances. Castle also help people suffering from short or long term injuries, mental illnesses and other health conditions.

We understand the support required to transform lives and we can’t wait to work with you to see what you can achieve!

Get Started with us directly, or ask to be referred to us by Centrelink

What to expect


You will work with our team of Case Managers to identify and address any challenges to finding and keeping a job.  We will develop a clear plan on how to help you achieve your goals. We listen, so we can understand your interests, skills and experiences and source training to give you the best chance at securing the job you want!


Working with our team of Account Managers you will be introduced to a network of supportive and inclusive employers, attend interviews and secure the role that is right for you. During this time, you will see your confidence grow, learn about the hidden labour market, and develop the skills you need to be a confident job seeker.


Your support doesn’t stop when you start your job. We are with you every step of the way and that includes when you start your new role. Our Employment Support Managers work with you and your employer to make your transition into (or back into) work as smooth as possible. We can conduct workplace assessments and make sure you have the tools of the trade that you need to do your job safely and with confidence.

Additional Support

  • Links to specialist allied health and community service organisations to address non-vocational barriers.

  • Training and Professional Development towards your employment goals.

  • Work Experience, Internships and Work Placements to get your foot in the door.

  • Assistive Technology or Work Place Modifications to make your workstation and your role suitable for you.

  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help you progress through your career.

  • Support in applying for NDIS assistance if required.

We're serious about employment

Our Disability Employment Services (DES) program is different.

We believe that sustainable employment for an individual requires individualised one-on-one support. Our staff have lower caseloads and can offer higher support, for as long as you need, to ensure better outcomes for our job seekers.

That's why we've been one of the most successful DES programs in the region for nearly 30 years.

We specialise in supporting local people to find local jobs, and keep them.

We invest in you

In the last five years, we've invested $5.6 million into our participants through training and equipment purchases and other resources.

Local connections

Through our network of inclusive employers, we've supported over 5500 people to find local jobs in the last 5 years.

Unique to you

Everyone’s journey to finding work is different. We listen to you, so we can tailor our approach and focus on the areas that you want support with.

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