Supported employment is a system used to support people with disabilities to find and secure a job of their own choosing in the open labour market.
The IASE believes everyone has the right to work.
However, people with disabilities sometimes face a lot more barriers when it comes to finding, securing and keeping a job compared to other working age adults.
In Ireland, a person with a disability is just half as likely to be employed as the rest of the working age population.
Research shows that one-third of people with a disability who are not at work would be interested in a job if the circumstances were right.
That’s where supported employment can help.
Supported employment can put you in touch with someone who is specially trained (sometimes called a job coach or an employment facilitator) in this area and who can help to put the right types of supports in place to support you towards finding, securing and keeping a job.