Core Principles of Supported Employment

Our Core Principles of Supported Employment

  1. Open waged employment: Supported Employment is based in the open labour market, same rewards, same conditions as everyone else.
  2. Individualised - based upon partnership: Supported Employment services are expected to meet a client's individual support needs (whether employer or job seeker). They fundamentally present partnership.
  3. Direct access to employment pathways: Supported Employment services will facilitate direct access to the labour market (optimally within 4 weeks) developing and utilising a precise job/person match - without insistence upon prolonged "getting ready" activities or prevocational training.
  4. Inclusive services: Socially inclusive outcomes. No client will be "screened out" or denied service based upon a perceived severity of challenge or disadvantage.
  5. "Life match" through choices: Work is a means to an end and should complement and enhance a persons life and well being, and the achievement of their aspirations and potential.
  6. Ongoing workplace support: Support services and strategies are designed to achieve the best possible outcome for both employer and employee, and promote the development of natural supports, which may lead to the withdrawal of formal support services.