Aberdeenshire Council Employability Service: Supporting the Employment Abilities of People with Special Needs.
If you are between 16 and retirement age (currently 67) and would like to get support to find a paid job, voluntary work in the community, workplace experience, think about working for yourself or guidance on going to college then the workers in the Aberdeenshire Employability Service can advise on how to go about achieving this.
We aim to provide a supportive employment service by focusing on the personal ability and skills to do a job by supporting them to achieve this in their local community and further afield if they wish.
How can we make contact
There are Employability workers based around Aberdeenshire. In the North of the Shire there are workers in Fraserburgh (Robertson Road Resource Centre), Peterhead (Windmill Street) and Banff (Anderson House).
Our telephone number is 01346 515292
The Fraserburgh area covers the towns/villages of Fraserburgh, Strichen, New Pitsligo, Rosehearty, Inverallochy and Crimmond.
Aberdeenshire Employability Service can take referrals from Aberdeenshire Council learning disability teams, community mental health teams, substance misuse teams and physical disability services, transitions workers and Job Centre Plus this includes: Social workers/care managers, occupational therapists, community psychiatric nurses and other support workers within the care teams.
What we aim to provide if you are referred to the Service:
- To meet with Employability Workers who will take the time to understand your needs.
- Confidentiality will be maintained.
- An Assessment will be completed with you of what you would like to do.
- Workers will prepare an Action Plan with you of how this is going to be achieved.
- Workers can make approaches to Employers as appropriate on your behalf
- You can be given advice on CV preparation
- Support to go to college to find out about courses
- Advice on who to speak to about Welfare Benefits
- Support you in work if you are receiving e.g. Supported permitted work earnings
- Support with going to interviews
- Support to develop Interview Skills
- If you are not ready to go into a workplace advice can given on how to develop confidence
- Support with meeting others who are looking for work as well such as in a Work Club setting.
- Specific one to one support at agreed times.
- Should you need support in the Workplace this can be arranged.
- Regular Reviews as appropriate when you are in the workplace.
- Support for as long as is necessary.
- You do not have to stay in our Service if you feel that you no longer need our support.
- You can come back to our Service if you experience problems in your job and need help to sort them out.
- Support if you are referred by Job Centre Plus to take part in the Workchoice programme. This is a short term focused programme run by Job Centre Plus to support people with special needs to get paid work of 16 hours or more.
- Support to change job, voluntary work etc.
Any questions please contact us on 01346 515292 or leave a message at Robertson Road Resource Centre reception and we will get in touch with you.