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How does supported employment work? What is a job coach? And why do we believe in this model? Read more about the principles of supported employment.

Supported employment agencies have experience in implementing the supported employment model to help disabled and disadvantaged people obtain and retain work.We believe that given the right training and support, anyone who wants to work can work, irrespective of their disability. That is where the job coach comes in. Job coaches implement specialist training to enable individuals to achieve their full potential, independence and integration within a workplace.

Job coaches work with the young people on a one-to-one basis, taking a systematic approach to teach them new tasks at a pace which suits the individual. Withdrawal from the workplace as the young person becomes more independent is gradual, and undertaken in full consultation with the employer, young person, job coach, and parent/carer.