Glasgow City Council

Supported Employment

What is the Supported Employment Service?

The Glasgow Supported Employment Service is a team of job coaches who support people with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) to find and keep full time jobs. We know that getting a job is important for people with a learning disability / ASC but that finding and keeping a job can be difficult to do on your own. Our job coaches will support you with this.

We are one of the organisations involved in delivering Project Search in Glasgow. This is a one year intensive work experience programme for young people between the ages of 18 - 25 who have a learning disability and / or autistic spectrum condition. Project Search is based within either an NHS hospital or the University of Strathclyde. The programme follows the academic calendar and runs from August - June.

Who is the Service for?

The service is for adults who:

  • are aged 16 years or over
  • have a learning disability and / or ASC
  • live within Glasgow City Council boundary
  • want to work over 16 hours per week. This may mean changes to the benefits you claim.

What will the Service help me with?

The service will help you:

  • develop skills
  • be more independent
  • gain more confidence
  • get a job
  • prepare for your future

Before you start work the job coach will:

  • work with you and others who know you to build up a picture of what you can do and what job you really want
  • give you the chance to try out different types of work so that you have a better idea of what you would like to do
  • work with you and employers to get the right match for you
  • support you to access any benefits advice relating to employment so that you know how getting a job will affect your benefits

Will the job coach help me once I get a job?

When you start work the job coach will:

  • provide support to you on site until you and your employer are confident that you can do the job on your own
  • be able to provide support if there are problems at work

How do I contact Glasgow Supported Employment Service?

If you want to know more about Supported Employment and looking for full time work contact us or Social Work Services.

Supported Employment Service
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership
Martyr's School
17 Parson Street
Glasgow G4 0PX
Phone 0141 287 6713
Email supportedemployment@glasgow.gov.uk  

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