1. Choice and Control
Employment support is guided by the job seeker to achieve their career goals.
You have the right to ask for the kind of support that will work best for you when looking for and starting a new job. You decide what kind of work you want to do and the type of job that will be the best match for you.
Employment support will:
- help you to decide things such as when you want to find work and
how often you want to work,
- assist you to explore your dreams, skills and interests, and
- allow you to figure out what successful employment looks like for you.
You also have the right to choose a new job if the one you have is not what you want. It is normal for people to change jobs in order to find a workplace that better matches their skills and interests.
A variety of ways may be used to help you discover your interests and abilities. You could be asked questions, you might visit different workplaces, or you might test your skills such as how good you are at finding information on the computer. This is so you can get an idea of the many different ways to make a living. Your opinions and suggestions are very important during this stage. Tell your support worker or family what you want to do for a living. It is important to think about the kinds of things you like to do rather than what specific job you want.