Employment Support Team
Employment Support Team, 41D, St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5SJ
|Contact||Brian Kinnear/Jackie Scrimgeour|
|Phone Number||01738 477638|
|Agency Brief||The Employment Support Team offers employability related support to people facing additional challenges to prepare for, find and maintain employment.|
|Target Client Group||Individuals who access the Team include those aged 16+ who have additional challenges (detailed below) with the willingness and ability to move into employment.|
|Eligibility||The Team support people with mental ill health, learning disability, acquired brain injury, autistic spectrum condition or those affected by drugs and alcohol.|
|Referral||Referrals 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)|
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.
|Progression||The 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.|
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 Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.