Sixteen follows the supported employment process which is at its heart tailored to meet the needs of an individual and by its nature person centred. This offers core modules of:
We start with a diagnostic meeting where our Job Coaches collect information to enable an individual service proposition to be designed and which will include an outline of activity and timescale.
This enables the Job Coach Team to design the best approach for supporting the person into work. They will ask about previous employment experience, qualifications get a sense of the persons’ aspirations for work and discuss family support and benefits.
Most people with benefit from the core modules as set out above but some may also be offered other employment related modules designed to support the individual in their journey to work. This might include travel training, accessing sector specific training such as accessing Food Hygiene or similar.
A vocational profile is developed setting out the individuals key goals regarding employment. This is much more in depth than the diagnostic meeting and with permission from the job seeker, involves talking to a wide variety of people to build up a picture of what type of job would best suit each person.
Using the Vocational Plan to inform the discussion along with information about local employers, the job seeker is supported to hold an Employment Planning Meeting. This brings together a number of chosen people to discuss the best approach to look for the ideal job. It also uses the Job seekers existing networks and can often lead to a number of opportunities being identified.
Each Employment Plan is designed for the individual and seeks to set out the road map aiming for the ideal match between job seeker and employers along with an action plan.
Once employment has been secured, workplace and task analysis will inform the job coach as they design individual support packages around the new employee as they learn the job and settle in.
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