We work with disabled people aged between 16 and 65, who are not currently in school and are looking to build their community connections or move into employment.

This can help:

  • Pave the way for you to be involved in your community based on your interests and aspirations.
  • Build your leadership and confidence so that people you communicate with know what you want from life and together you can create a plan to achieve this.
  • Arrange work placements if you need to up-skill, re-train or build your on-the-job experience.
  • Connect you with employers and provide on the job support to ensure a sustainable and productive working relationship.

CCS Disability Action adheres to the eight key NZ Disability Service Network Guidelines for Best Practice for Employment or Employment related services in our provision of Employment Support Services as well as MSD funded Vocational Service.

 NZDSN Employment Support Practice Guidelines

  1. Any disabled person who wants to work has opportunities to receive skilled support to get work
  2. The disabled person’s goals and aspirations drives the uptake of employment support
  3. People and agencies involved in a disabled person’s life are encouraged to understand the importance of work as an achievable outcome
  4. Disabled people experience a personalised service. This means getting individually tailored, ongoing employment support to get and maintain a job
  5. Employers know about and have confidence in employment support services, the benefits of employing disabled people and the importance of building natural supports in the workplace
  6. Providers of employment support have the knowledge to support each disabled person to get a job and develop a career of their choice
  7. Providers of employment support services direct and lead their organisation in ways that promote these employment support practices in partnership with disabled people
  8. Providers of employment support services measure how good they are at getting people into work and strive to continually improve their employment services to disabled people, to employers and to funders

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