Supported employment services explained

Supported employment services explained

Supported employment agencies nationwide works with jobseekers with disabilities and provide free services to employers to help them with their recruitment needs.

Supported employment agencies can help with disability awareness and training too.

They can also assist employers who wish to develop more inclusive recruitment and workplace practices.

Job coach service

Supported employment involves the use of a job coach service. A job coach is a trained and experienced employment and disability professional who works, one-to-one, with employers and jobseekers.

The job coach will:

  • Assess the employer’s recruitment needs.
  • Match the needs of an employer with suitable candidates, based on their skills, knowledge, experience, interests and career plans.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training and induction of the new employee into the company
  • Provide on-going support to both the employer and employee (if required)
  • Provide on-the-job training (if required)
  • Assist with advice and information on any relevant schemes, grants and incentive

Employer testimonial

“What I’d say to other employers is, don’t be scared, don’t be sceptical, this is a system that works. The support is there if required and you’ll have no issues.”

– David Tyrrell | Broadhaven Bay Hotel

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