For a disabled person, their family or other people that support them, choosing the best job coach is an important part of the journey towards getting a great job. For those with a personal or individual budget, it can be daunting.
Find-a-Job-Coach has been set up to help provide the information needed by jobseekers and families to help choose a job coach. We wanted to improve the information available so people could make more of an informed choice. Each job coach is listed by area showing their skills, interests and qualifications.
Local authorities or individual providers poay a small fee to get their job coaches listed along with hourly rates and contact details.
Despite being around for many years, supported employment is still not widely recognised by those outside the sector. Few of the qualifications are well known and it can be difficult to know what the various terms mean or what good practice is. In addition, some family members report frustration at being sent individual job coaches that did not meet their son or daughters needs.
In addition, there is information on what to look for in a job coach, the types of training they might have undertaken and more information about the supported employment process.
The find-a-job-coach website is available www.findajobcoach.co.uk