For some employers, recruiting and employing people with a learning disability will be a new experience.
At Sixteen, we understand this and are committed to supporting both employer and the new employee. You may well have had discussion with one of our Job Coaches already about the service we offer but we thought it would be useful to outline the process and offer the following guidance:
Supported employment is a specialist approach for supporting disabled people into work, designed to find you the right person for the job and then to help them settle in. It is delivered by trained job coaches who work with both disabled people and the employer.
Job Coaches provide the key link between the job seeker and employment opportunity. The process starts with them getting to know job seeker really well so they are well placed to ensure a good match between the disabled person and the employer. Once the job has been found, they will support the new employee on site to learn and perform the job the effectively.
This is really a partnership between the employer, the employee and the job coach
The Job Coach can:
Spend time learning the tasks and understanding the workplace before introducing the new employee
Agree a specific plan of action identifying tasks, performance levels and timescales, which are adhered to and reviewed at set intervals
Systematically train to agreed tasks and processes
Collect performance data but the Supervisor or Manager retain management of the new worker
Gradually fade support so that new employee can perform tasks unassisted
Keep in touch with both employer and employee and is available to support at a later stage should tasks change
To talk to us about how we can support you to create more employment opportunities, please contact: