Supported Employment

 

 

Supported Employment is a service for people with disabilities, including mental health, drug and addiction concerns and other barriers to work. We provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining employment. 

Services we provide

  • We’ll help you find a job that will suit you, based on your interests, strengths, experiences and your abilities not disabilities.

  • Job search can start immediately.

  • Work closely with other support services to help establish a fully supportive back to work programme.

  • Assist with any benefit problems a return to work might cause.

  • Once a job is found our supported employment consultants provide on-going support.

  • We’ll work with your employer to ensure any difficulties are quickly and quietly worked through.

  • Disclosure is your choice. However we encourage an open and honest relationship with your employer. It may depend on the amount of involvement we have in obtaining your job as to how we work together to shape your employment support.

Other ways we may help

  • Career counselling and career planning

  • CV’s and cover letters

  • Job interview practice

  • Job shadowing

  • Work experience placements

  • Mentoring 

  • Employment agreement advice

  • Access to MSD’s Mainstream programme

We also support those who are in work and are currently experiencing mental health concerns and employers who employ our clients.

Why Choose us?

We are an organisation that is passionate about supporting people to be employed. 

We also support employers who employ, or are looking to employ people within our criteria. We also offer guidance in supporting employees through mental health issues.

Client Coordinator

Nicola Mangos  Nicola@earthlink.org.nz 

Supported Employment Consultant

Alison Hobcraft  alison@earthlink.org.nz