Surrey Choices began its EmployAbility service 20 years ago with a vision to give those with support needs the opportunity to enter into the workplace and utilise their skills. Over the last two decades, we have placed many enthusiastic and hard working people into voluntary or paid work.
Find out more about the service below.
What is EmployAbility
EmployAbility is a dedicated service that helps to find work placements, supported internships, training, volunteer opportunities and paid work for disabled people, autistic people, those with sensory needs and those with mental health problems.
The service also offers plenty of opportunities for employers who believe their company would benefit from hiring someone with disabilities.
What type of roles are on offer
We source a variety of jobs to suit our customers needs, their skill sets and interests. Some of the jobs we’ve placed people in to in the past include;
- Retail Assistant
- Housekeeping Assistant
- Amazon Assistant
- Patient Liasion Volunteer
- Book Keeper
- IT Support Assistant
- Bank Porter
- Radio Station Assistant
- Café Assistant
- Postal Worker
- Classroom Support
- Dog Socialiser
- Cat Fusser
- Activities Co-ordinator
- Museum Assistant
What can we help with?
The EmployAbility team have extensive knowledge of the work opportunities in the local area. When a customer meets with an EmployAbility Support Specialist, they will get the opportunity to talk through their skills, experience and job preferences.
Employment Support Specialists will offer support during every stage of the process, including helping with the job search, writing CV’s, completing applications and providing interview training.
This support also extends to after a customer has been offered a job and includes reading through contracts of employment, setting up payments from the employer to personal bank accounts, as well as being on hand to offer guidance once the individual has started the new role.
Employment Support Specialists offer job coaching, in addition to supporting the employer to carry out ‘job carving,’ i.e., the act of identifying specific tasks that can be assigned to an employee with either physical or learning disabilities. This process ensures a smooth transition for both employer and employee.
What do I need to do to apply?
If you’d like to talk to us about getting either a volunteer or paid placement, get in touch with our friendly team and we will talk through the sort of work that you’d like to do and then start the job search.
For more information and to talk to a member of our EmployAbility team, contact 01483 806806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.