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Vanessa Beck Branch Manager, Disability Employment and Carers Branch, Department of Social Services

Vanessa Beck is the Branch Manager of the Disability Employment and Carers Branch in the Department of Social Services (DSS). She is responsible for the Disability Employment Services (DES) Program, the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program, and carer policy and programs.

Vanessa joined the Australian Public Service in 2001 and has worked in DSS, PM&C and Services Australia.

Prior to joining the APS, Vanessa spent many years in the education and community sectors in NSW, as a Child Care Centre Director for a local council, a Special Education Teacher for an independent school and a Family Support Worker with a large NGO.