If you are looking for work there are a number of agencies that can help you.
- If you are looking for a more formal career structure take a look at the careers website.
- If you are looking for work the Job Centre is a good place to start
- The team can also guide you to benefits that you may be entitled to.
- If you are not sure what support is available or what type of job you are looking for, then talk to the team at the Job Centre. They have lots of experience in supporting individuals.
The States guaranteed interview scheme.
- The States will guarantee an interview for an applicant with a disability if they meet the key criteria of the role. Follow the link for more details. Guaranteed interview scheme
With your agreement the Job Centre can talk to your GP to understand whether other agencies, such as GO, GROW or Guernsey Employment Trust (GET), may be able to support you better. Further information on these services is below:
- Grow Limited provides training and sheltered work for people with a learning disability in horticulture and related craft industries.
- Applications are invited from those people with a learning disability who have an enthusiasm, aptitude and an interest in a career in horticulture.
- An assessment is then carried out by a panel connected with horticulture and disabled people.
- The final selection is made by the directors of the company based on the recommendations of the panel.
- Training is carried out for a period deemed appropriate, subject to the completion of a three-month probationary period.
- GO is a 'charity shop with a difference'. All of the money raised through the charity shop is used to train young people with social problems with the aim of helping them find employment.
- Some of these young people are permanent employees of GO and are responsible for the running of the business.
- You can get a referral through Autism Guernsey, Action for Children (tel. 700218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Guernsey Employment Trust.
- The young people who work for GO are encouraged to take an active role in the business and some move on to work for other companies on the island.
Guernsey Employment Trust
- Guernsey Employment Trust (GET) offer a range of employment services to people with disabilities who require some assistance in finding a suitable job.
- They can help you in different ways depending on your employment needs:
- The Job Club provides the resources that job seekers require to search for a job.
- The Supported Employment Team provides guidance and support for people who may need extra help to find and keep a job.
- Work Experience Placements are designed to introduce a job seeker to an appropriate role and workplace environment.
Work Placement Schemes
- The Job Centre also has two work placement schemes which they may discuss with you. These are:
- Kick Start: a 13-week placement which aims to up skill individuals looking for employment. This is a hosted placement.
- Community Environmental Pilot Scheme: these are 8-week projects which benefit the community.
- If you are looking for information and advice on employment rights and best practice in the workplace, please follow this link.
Work Rehabilitation Team
- The Work Rehabilitation Team can provide help, support and guidance to individuals who have been out of employment for some time, whether through illness, redundancy or personal circumstances.