Supported employment

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The role of Supported Employment Service is to support people with a range of disabilities to gain and sustain paid employment. SES offers a comprehensive package of advice, guidance and support to both the employer and prospective employee.

This includes accurately matching the right person to the right job, conducting employee specific risk assessments in the workplace, practical one to one support and, where required, specialised instruction for the employee to be trained to carry out the tasks of the job to meet the expectations of the employer.

The team work with people who have a number of barriers into employment such as a learning disability, mental health issue, acquired brain injury or physical or sensory impairment.

We offer:

  • Support in applying for jobs
  • Support in developing interview techniques
  • Opportunities to participate in work placements
  • One-to-one support in the workplace
  • Ongoing support throughout your working career.

Services and projects

  • The Work Choice Programme is a voluntary DWP employment programme which helps disabled people with more complex issues find work and stay in a job.
  • The Specialist Employability Support programme provides mentoring and training to help you into work if you’re disabled and can’t use other employment programmes. There are two types of support available. Start Back Provision will provide intensive support and training for an average of 3 months and Main Provision, which provides longer-term support and training for up to 12 months.
  • Supported internships offer a structured study programme aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 with a learning disability, who want to move into paid employment and need extra support to do so.
  • The Working Together work preparation programme partnering with local businesses to offer both academic and vocational training in a real working environment.
  • Our interactive disability awareness training sessions are essential training for anyone working in a customer-facing environment, and any organisation that wishes to ensure that their services are accessible and inclusive for all their customers.
  • Our Job Retention Service supports people who are absent from work due to a disability of health condition that falls under The Equality Act 2010. This unique, intense support has enabled people to return to work and has helped employers lower their sickness and staff turnover levels.

To find out more about Supported Employment Service and how we can help you please complete our expression of interest form or contact us.

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