Supported Employment

 

 

Supported Employment (Evidence Based) refers to service provisions wherein people with disabilities, including mental health, drug and addiction concerns and other barriers to work, are assisted with obtaining and maintaining employment. Supported Employment is considered to be one form of employment where wages are paid at at least minimum wage and employment is in the open workforce. At Earthlink we seek to adhere as closely as possible to the IPS model of supported employment. Evidence has shown that the closer the IPS model is followed the better the outcomes are.

Services we provide

  • Help you find the job that will suit you, based on your preferences, strengths and experiences.

  • Work closely with your other support services to aid in establishing a fully supportive back to work program.

  • We find jobs in the open labour market. jobs that suit your abilities not disabilities.

  • Assist with ensuring a smooth transition from benefit to wages.

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

  • Job search can start immediately.

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

  • We seek to 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 will 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 

  • Job coaching

  • Employment agreement advice

  • Access to MSD’s Mainstream programme

We specialise in delivering a personalised employment service for people with mental health, drug and alcohol concerns and other barriers to employment.

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 supported employment. We believe that our way of doing things is the best way to enter into employment.

We use a proven model of Supported Employment but where it suits, will adapt to ensure you get the best possible service.

We also support employers who employ our clients or who would like to learn more to support their employees through mental health issues.

Career Consultant

Nicola mangos     Nicola@earthlink.org.nz     ext. 112

Supported Employment Consultants

 Charmaine Seccombe  charmaine@earthlink.org.nz       ext. 110

Julian Walls  Julian@earthlink.org.nz       ext. 105