Employment Support Team

Address

Employment Support Team, 41D, St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5SJ

ContactBrian Kinnear/Jackie Scrimgeour
Phone Number01738 477638
Emailhccemploymentsupport@pkc.gov.uk
Website

www.pkc.gov.uk/est
http://pkemploy.net

Agency BriefThe Employment Support Team offers employability related support to people facing additional challenges to prepare for, find and maintain employment.
Target Client GroupIndividuals who access the Team include those aged 16+ who have additional challenges (detailed below) with the willingness and ability to move into employment.
Programmes Offered
  • 7 week work skills programme (1 session per week)
  • Support with CV completion
  • Interview preparation
  • Independent travel training
  • Work experience
  • Support with job applications
  • Job matching
  • In work support
  • Employer liaison
EligibilityThe Team support people with mental ill health, learning disability, acquired brain injury, autistic spectrum condition or those affected by drugs and alcohol.
ReferralReferrals will be accepted from Perth and Kinross Employability Network Members, Job Centre Plus, Support Provider Agencies (such as advocates) , Medical  professionals, PKC professionals such as Social Workers,  Schools and Colleges and self -referrals (from individuals with mental ill health or acquired brain injury)
Outcome

Individuals will be supported to progress along the employability pipeline to achieve or take steps towards gaining a job.

People already in work can be supported to retain their job.

ProgressionThe Employment Support Team has an individual approach to delivering a supported employment service. People who are supported by the Team progress on to a range of routes including paid employment, volunteering or further education depending upon individual preference and ability. 

Stages Covered

Stage 1 Referral/Engagement Activity - Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier Removal - Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

Stage 3 Vocational Activity - Examples of this may include job search, work experience, employability skills and accredited pre-employment training for core skills.

Stage 4 Employer Engagement and Job Matching - Activities may include employer engagement through work experience and job matching, mentoring and supporting clients in the work place.

Stage 5 In work/Aftercare - Support to help the client to sustain employment, upskilling/work force development, Mas and support business start up.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.