Help for jobseekers
(Employers, read on, we can help you too!)
We can help you plan where you want to go and how to
get there. This is how we do it...
- Create a picture of your skills, abilities and
needs in relation to work
- Support you to gain insight into your condition
to help you to find and keep a job
- Give advice and support about employment, college
- Assist you with your job searchincluding
support to develop a CV, approach employers, complete job application
forms and attend job interviews
- Support you in the work place and provide on-going
support for up to 6 months once you have started work
- Support you to sustain employment and progress
or develop at work
Help for Employers
We work with employers to help create a diverse work force
and un tapped talent.
What are the benefits for your company?
- Access a pool of untapped talent you may have not considering
- Take an element of uncertainty out the recruitment
process by working with us to achieve a good job match between job and
- Tap into on-going support to make your recruitment
decision a longer term success
- Broaden the diversity of your workforce, demonstrating
your commitment to equal opportunities to staff, stakeholders and customers
- Personal development opportunities for you and your
Our trained specialist employment advisers can provide:
- On the job support and adviceAdvice on reasonable adjustments
- Specific disability awareness training
- On-Going Support for you and your employee
What is Supported Employment?
Supported employment is widely recognised as a model
for successfully integrating people with disabilities into the labour
market. Mentoring and peer support can support the transition into employment
and enable the new employee to maintain their employment and develop at
Our projects use this 5 stage model to support our clients
Stage 1: Job Readiness
The person with disabilities is eager to find work
and engage with an organisation to support them with this process.
Stage 2: Vocational Profile
The tool used by supported employment agencies to
get to know the client, develop trust, establish skills, abilities, support/development
needs, aspirations and goals.
Stage 3: Job Search/Job Development
The agency works with the client to search for jobs
in the open employment market or to directly market their clients to employers
- matching skills to employers' needs.
Stage 4: Employer engagement
Introduce client to employer, break down barriers,
job analysis, negotiate job description, disability awareness to managers
and co-workers, enter a contract with the employer about what support/job
coaching will be provided.
Stage 5: On/off the job support
Job coaching, support, monitoring visits, phone calls,
Key Factors for Success
Supported employment works best when the person with
disabilities is matched to the right job. But what makes a job the right
job? The following should be taken into consideration:
IntoWork encourages employers to develop workplace peer
Peer support involves establishing natural supports
in the workplace, where a co-worker takes on a mentoring role to support
the new employee at work. This can help eliminate any difficulties that
people with disabilities face at work, while freeing-up managerial time
and supporting the new employee to become more independent at work.