Supported Employment

Help finding and sustaining employment for people with a disability

Supported Employment is a flexible service for people, aged over 16, with health conditions, learning and physical disabilities. It provides support for people who have barriers to finding and remaining in work through training, assessment and individual development.

Employment leads to social inclusion, increased confidence and overall independence

Our Supported Employment Service takes a holistic approach that enables participants to make their own choices in finding employment, engaging in vocational training and independent living.

In addition, this enhances the quality of life for people with long-term conditions and ensures people have a positive experience.

What does it include?

Our Supported Employment Service includes:

  • A dedicated Support Officer
  • Supported voluntary placements
  • Supported internships
  • Travel training (if required)
  • On-the-job support
  • Benefit guidance
  • Job search support
  • Support whilst attending interviews
  • Support during classroom accredited training

 

We support a variety of rewarding roles including:

  • Administration
  • Support Work
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Warehousing
  • Horticulture
  • Domestic

 

We can also offer support with sourcing adaptations in the workplace to enable an employee to stay at work.

Success Story

Ryan Smith

Throughout his education Ryan had to overcome barriers and demonstrate his determination to succeed despite his condition – Asperger’s Syndrome. Not one to ‘shy away’ from a challenge, Ryan was eager to prove he had the qualities and skills to succeed.

Ryan successfully completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Adult Care, following which he went on to gain permanent employment within Care Plus Group’s Day Services.  Ryan’s caring and passionate nature enabled him to utilise his natural skills, abilities and personal values on a daily basis supporting people with learning disabilities, assisting service users to make informed decisions to promote their independence.

Ryan is an asset to Care Plus Group.

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