Supported Employment
Social Service Expo 2014
Our Vision: Equality of opportunity for people
disadvantaged in the labour market to access
paid employment
Our Purpose: S...
Supported Employment Services provide
individualised support to secure people
with disabilities, long term conditions and
...
• Strategic, co-ordinated approach with long-
term funding
• National Framework for supported
employment in Scotland
• Sco...
Context: National Outcomes
• We all realise our economic potential
• We live longer, healthier lives
• We have tackled the...
• Paid work
• Suitable work
• Appropriate work
• Career progression
Context: Aspirations of disabled
people
Disability Emp...
Edinburgh Work Aspirations
• Personalised Support
• Peer Support
• In-work support
• Assess disabled people’s full support needs
• Greater control ov...
The 5 Stage Approach to Supported Employment
The Framework for Supported Employment in Scotland
Engagement Vocational Job ...
• Stages 3,4,5 of supported employment
• Major responsibility of Employment Support
workers.
• Support employers to overco...
• Reliant, motivated
• Positive impact on colleagues
• Adaptations can benefit all
• Good PR
• Can have an affinity with c...
Critical Success Factors
• Trusting relationship between the
employee and manager;
• A real job for the employee;
• Good f...
https://vimeo.com/album/2387391
• Engage with employers and employer
intermediaries
• Provide support and advice: support disabled
employee champions to p...
• BASE and SUSE Quality Standards discussion paper
http://www.susescotland.co.uk/
• COSLA, Joint Improvement Team (2009) “...
Scotland:
• The Supported Employment Framework for Scotland
(COSLA and The Government 2010) – clear role for
Community Pla...
Pippa Coutts
Scottish Union of Supported Employment
pippa.suse@btinternet.com
http://www.susescotland.co.uk
Contact
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Individuals explain how the Supported Employment model has made a difference in their lives. Evidence-based and putting people at the centre, the model is effective in delivering sustainable employment opportunities for people living with a disability. Contributed by: Scottish Union of Supported Employment

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Journeys back into employment E31

  1. 1. Supported Employment Social Service Expo 2014
  2. 2. Our Vision: Equality of opportunity for people disadvantaged in the labour market to access paid employment Our Purpose: SUSE is the lead body for supported employment in Scotland, working with all who have a professional interest in supported employment, to develop the understanding, adoption and quality of supported employment. www.susescotland.co.uk SUSE
  3. 3. Supported Employment Services provide individualised support to secure people with disabilities, long term conditions and multiple barriers to work a sustainable, paid job in the open labour market. Definition
  4. 4. • Strategic, co-ordinated approach with long- term funding • National Framework for supported employment in Scotland • Scottish Government work with Local Authorities to establish a method of funding supported employment. Equal Opportunities Committee
  5. 5. Context: National Outcomes • We all realise our economic potential • We live longer, healthier lives • We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society • We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk
  6. 6. • Paid work • Suitable work • Appropriate work • Career progression Context: Aspirations of disabled people Disability Employment Review Edinburgh, 2013
  7. 7. Edinburgh Work Aspirations
  8. 8. • Personalised Support • Peer Support • In-work support • Assess disabled people’s full support needs • Greater control over career journeys, and more effective support • Engage with and Support Employers. sources: 2013, “Work in Progress”; SUSE research with DPOs, CEC Disability Employment Review. The Support Disabled People Want
  9. 9. The 5 Stage Approach to Supported Employment The Framework for Supported Employment in Scotland Engagement Vocational Job Finding Employer On / Off the Job by SE Service Profiling Engagement Support and Aftercare Supported Employment Stages – supporting the aspiration towards 16+ hours of work Helping Identifying Identifying the Finding out Providing help, disabled skills and preferred job about the information people most preferences for through workplace and backup to distanced from work, giving employer environment, the employee the labour work engagement, co-workers and their market to experiences also providing and the employer, make that will help support to the ‘supports’ a developing informed the individual employer person might independence choices on make their need through natural their own own supports in the future vocational workplace choices
  10. 10. • Stages 3,4,5 of supported employment • Major responsibility of Employment Support workers. • Support employers to overcome issues, such as apprehension, e.g. around Disability, Legislation, sickness absence, H & S. • Support individuals to overcome low self- esteem, disclosure, access to transport or building, communication and others. Working with Employers
  11. 11. • Reliant, motivated • Positive impact on colleagues • Adaptations can benefit all • Good PR • Can have an affinity with clients Working with employers: opportunities
  12. 12. Critical Success Factors • Trusting relationship between the employee and manager; • A real job for the employee; • Good fit between the job and the individual’s skills and aspirations; • A situation that suits both the employer and the employee.
  13. 13. https://vimeo.com/album/2387391
  14. 14. • Engage with employers and employer intermediaries • Provide support and advice: support disabled employee champions to provide this • Set up peer networks for disabled employees • Create opportunities for disabled people to be employed, and for their career progression • Transfer knowledge, e.g. between managers. SUSE Working with Employers
  15. 15. • BASE and SUSE Quality Standards discussion paper http://www.susescotland.co.uk/ • COSLA, Joint Improvement Team (2009) “Supported Employment Scoping Exercise Final Report” • Coutts, P., Riddell, S. (Nov, 2012) “Employers Views of Supported Employment for Disabled People in Scotland” • EUSE Conference 2013 presentations, “Reflection on the development, evolution and challenges of supported employment”. http://www.eusedublin2013.com/index.php/presentations • IRISS and SUSE videos 2013 “Journeys into Employment” http://content.iriss.org.uk/journeys/ • NDTI “Research into Employment Support for Disabled People” http://www.ndti.org.uk/major-projects/employment-support-for-disabled- people/ • Radar (2010) “Supporting Sustainable Careers”, • RNIB, Scope, Mind, Action on Hearing Loss et al (2013) “Work in Progress” • SQA (2012) PDA Level 7 Supported Employment http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/GF3R47.pdf Resources
  16. 16. Scotland: • The Supported Employment Framework for Scotland (COSLA and The Government 2010) – clear role for Community Planning Partners • Working For Growth (Scottish Government, 2012) • Mental Health Strategy, 2012-2015 • Scottish Autism Strategy • Equalities Outcomes – Public Sector Specific Duties Supporting Policy
  17. 17. Pippa Coutts Scottish Union of Supported Employment pippa.suse@btinternet.com http://www.susescotland.co.uk Contact

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