Supported Employment (for employers)

The Supported Employment Toolkit provides guidance and support for employers to support young people and adults in Salford, with disabilities or a long-term health condition, secure and retain paid employment.

It’s good for business…

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Increased staff morale
  • Small costs/big benefits
  • Demonstrates your corporate social responsibility
  • Creating 'A fairer, greener and healthier Salford'

It’s good for the individual…

  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Increased social inclusion
  • Contributes to financial independence
  • Increased productivity and confidence
  • Enhanced opportunities in employment and training

Step one: Review your recruitment and selection process

Step two: Job specification

  • Use a strength based approach to capitalise on staff skills to meet your business needs
  • Consider job carving and job design

Step three: Advertise demonstrating that you are Disability Confident

  • Easy read job applications
  • Promote guaranteed interview scheme
  • Ensure job advert represents diverse staff

Step four: Interviewing

Step five: Job offer

Step six: In post

  • Work in partnership with job coaches from Supported Employment Services to develop an action plan that clearly identifies the steps to support and retain the progression of the new recruit - email nicola.griffiths@salford.gov.uk to arrange
  • Have a designated mentor

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