Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Preparing for adulthood - finding a job

Finding a job is an important part of becoming an adult but can be difficult for some people. There are many services and lots of information available, that can help anyone who wants to work.

Help to find a job

If you have a disability or health condition and would like help finding a job, you can contact your local Jobcentre and ask for a work coach. They will help you find a job that is right for you.

The Jobcentre can provide flexible appointment types and times and someone can also go with you to your appointments.

They will be able to tell you about Disability Confident employers in your area. If you need extra help to move into work, they may refer you to a specialist support programme for extra training and help in managing your disability or health problem.

If you have a disability which is affecting your ability to find a job; or face other barriers to getting a job, the Work and Health Programme may be able to help.

If eligible, you’d be assigned a key worker to give you personalised support based on your needs. They can help identify skills and employment needs, help you get prepared for work, and help with finding suitable opportunities when you’re ready. They’ll even keep supporting you for an initial period after you start a job.

To find out more about the Work and Health Programme, contact your local Jobcentre

You may also be eligible for Intensive Personalised Employment Support.

There are also local online job clubs that can help.

People and services who can help
Getting paid

Jobs pay different wages depending on things such as:

  • the training or qualifications needed to do the job
  • how many hours you work each day

Some jobs are voluntary which means people are not paid for the work they do but they get experience and skills in working.

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