Supported Employment is a model used to assist people with disabilities find and maintain jobs. Here at Step Right to Work we assist 30 Drumlin House service users identify their work preferences and help them find employment in these areas within their own community (min 2-3 hours).
Supported employment programmes are geared to benefit both employer and the job seeker: –

Employers benefit from on-going advice and support from a job coach, enhanced public image as an equal opportunities employer and the opportunity to win new customers.
Job seekers benefit from having the support and services of a job coach to access work within their own communities and to provide assistance to both employer and employee adapting to their new position.

There are a number of employment grants and supports available to assist people with disabilities to gain and retain employment.

  • Wage Subsidy Scheme
    Is a scheme that offers financial support for employers who employ people on a full time basis (21 hours or more)
  • Job Interview Interpreter Grant
    The Job Interview Interpreter Grant Scheme provides funding for people with speech and hearing impairments who want to attend job interviews.
  • Grants for employers to retain employees with disabilities
    The Employment Retention Grant Scheme is a scheme that aims to assist employers to retain employees who acquire an illness or impairment that affects their ability to carry out their job.
  • Disability awareness training grants
    Grant aid can be provided towards the cost of training employees about disability awareness in the workplace.
  • Grants for adapting or equipping the workplace for staff with disabilities
    Grant assistance is available to employees with disabilities, employers and self-employed people with disabilities who need to make adaptations to their workplace or purchase specialised equipment.
  • Personal Reader Grants
    The Personal Reader grant is made available to blind or visually impaired employees that require some extra assistance with reading printed material at work.