Supported employment coaches
Our specialist supported employment coaches provide the link between the employer and participant, acting as a facilitator to make the programme a success for both.
Our supported employment coaches
At the heart of Ready, Willing and Able is the principle that everyone deserves the chance for a career, not just a job. However, we recognise that making this goal a reality by taking part in a supported employment programme may be a big step into the unknown for many employers.
At Ready, Willing and Able, our role is to support this transition and use our specialist knowledge to help every employer realise the full potential of each participant on our programme.
Our specialist supported employment coaches provide the link between the employer and participant, acting as a facilitator to make the programme a success for both. Once a participant is hired, our programme has a range of support and training options.
Our offer to you
All employers will have access to a supported employment coach, who will:
- Conduct a pre-start site visit or meeting with the participant to discuss potential training needs and any reasonable adjustments to be made.
- Assess the current training available around inclusion within your organisation and potentially recommend further training.
- Be available on site or remotely throughout the initial induction day to help facilitate integration into the workplace.
- Discuss and advise on any specific communication needs with the relevant line manager and work ‘buddies’. The individual may have a tailored ‘communication passport’, which the supported employment coach will ‘bring to life’ in the workplace.
- Agree and establish a process of weekly progress reviews for up to a six month period involving the participant, employer and supported employment coach.
- Act as a point of contact to advise and support both the individual and employer if any issues arise. This facility will be ongoing throughout the term of employment if required.
- Act as a facilitator to ensure ongoing career development and performance discussions occur as required, ensuring line managers are fully confident in having performance / development discussions. These will follow a schedule agreed with the supported employment coach.