Great jobs are ones that people enjoy doing and can develop some skills around.
Start with the person
What do you know about the person? What does her or she like doing? What skills and strengths does he or she have?
Develop a résumé
A résumé provides a short snapshot of the person and what they have to offer an employer. It does not matter if they haven’t had a job before because the résumé can list things such as the person’s work objective, hobbies, interests and skills.
Working in an unpaid capacity for the community is a valuable contribution, can be good work experience and may lead to paid work. It looks good on a résumé!
Many people find work through who they know or contacts within their networks. Try and get someone work experience in a workplace they would like by asking around for an opportunity.
Advertise for work
Place an advert in your local paper, community noticeboard or on an online advertising site. Websites such as www.gumtree.com.au are free. Your advertisement can be short and sweet like the ones below. The person with disability doesn't have to answer the call, that is something that can be managed for them and his or her work commitment explained to a potential customer.
Start your own business
Why not start a business around a personal interest or pursuit that is enjoyed?
Mail pick-up and delivery business JACK Mail
Collaborative art business CollaborArt
Dog walking business Walking his way to business
Hand crafted jewellery Paua by Dan