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Through the reforms we have developed a clearer understanding of what the evidence is that supports young people into employment. Vocational profiles are a useful and successful way of finding out what kind of job a young person may be interested in. This can inform the range of work experience that a young person does. A job coach is a professional who supports someone to get a job, learn how to do the job and continue to provide just enough support until the young person no longer needs it, or until natural support can be provided within the work environment. There should be clear, evidence-based employment pathways with opportunities for volunteering, supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships and good careers advice and guidance to help young people with their decision-making.

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Working with a job coach

Working with a job coach

15th May 2019 at 10:59

For some employers, recruiting and employing people with a learning disability will be a new experience. A good supported employment agency is there to help employers navigate the process, providing support and practical guidance along the way.
PfA Resources – Better off in Work Guide

PfA Resources – Better off in Work Guide

3rd Jan 2019 at 13:48

Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want!
Many people think that people with learning disabilities can’t work and have low expectations about what they are able to achieve. This is wrong.
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