CHESS Employment



CHESS Employment and Support Services is a community based business which provides support to people in the Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley communities. We employ over 60 staff across sites from Yamba to Kempsey.

Established in 1995 with a focus on disability and mental health, CHESS has now evolved into a dynamic organisation covering two distinct areas of service – Employment Services and Community Services.

CHESS Employment Services provides specialist assistance to support jobseekers and employers into strong and meaningful employment partnerships.

CHESS Community Services strive to be leaders in the mental health and wellness field through providing a range of programs to assist those with mild through to more complex health needs.

Through these services we support disadvantaged people to achieve social and economic participation in community under our banner ‘Strong Life’.

CHESS is now also a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and from July 2017, will be delivering support services across the NSW Mid North Coast region as part of this scheme

CHESS is proudly local. We believe in the untapped potential of our service users, the skills and professionalism of our staff and the importance of community and collaboration.


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