Employment Support

Our MS Employment Support Service is designed to help you succeed at work, whether it be assisting you to maintain your current job or to find new employment. We’re proud to be the only provider of specialist employment services for people living with MS in Queensland.

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About the MS Employment Support Service

The MS Employment Support Service is specifically designed to address the needs of people living with MS who are having difficulty managing symptoms in the workplace or seeking new employment. Our employment consultants can meet you in your home, at one of MS Queensland’s Wellbeing Centres, or via Telehealth conferencing. Through the use of Telehealth we can now service all of Queensland.

Helping you maintain your employment

Our service offers individualised support and assistance that will help enable you to manage your symptoms and continue working. Common symptoms that can make the workplace challenging include:

  • Trouble moving around the workplace
  • Difficulty accessing the bathroom
  • Problems with concentration and memory
  • Stiffness and pain
  • Fatigue

If you’re currently working but feel as though MS is impacting your ability to work, our specialist team of allied health professionals will assist you to identify the individual barriers you are experiencing at work and develop strategies to help you to remain to be a productive employee.

Did you know…

MS-related fatigue is one of the main reasons people prematurely leave the workforce. Strategies to relieve the impact of fatigue in the workplace may include taking regular breaks, modifying work structure or hours, doing regular exercise, modifying the workplace or using an adaptive piece of equipment.

Helping you seek new employment

If you are currently not working and would like support in seeking new employment, we may be able to assist you to identify suitable jobs, write a resume and practice interview techniques. Once you have found a job we also provide ongoing support to help you maintain your employment.

Our services

  • Assessments to review your physical and cognitive function
  • Assistance to identify and plan for suitable symptom management strategies that work for you
  • A holistic assessment and plan to help you identify and address anything that may impact your ability to work and function
  • Comprehensive workplace assessment to review current duties, workplace set up, and advice on how to modify your hours of work if suitable
  • Advice and assistance to utilise new technology and equipment that may better suit your needs
  • Advice and support to liaise with employers and managers
  • Education to employers and co-workers

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Meet the team

Sophie Barrett - Employment Support Consultant

Sophie completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2021. Clinical placement experience in sub-acute hospital settings sparked passion for working with adults with neurological conditions.

Since joining MS Queensland, Sophie has enjoyed working with clients to help them feel supported and empowered at work.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with one of our employment consultants please phone the NeuroAssist InfoLine on 1800 177 591 Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 5:00pm, or contact us on  You can also request a call back from our NeuroAssist team.

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