Our employment support service commits to the values and principles of the NZDSN Employment Support Guidelines of which headings are listed below:
By following the Employment Support Practice guidelines we ensure we are running a quality service.
At CCT we work alongside people to gain and retain open waged employment. We do this by developing and implementing individual employment plans.
The support we provide can range from assistance to create C.V’s, preparing for interviews, applying for advertised roles and approaching employers on behalf of individual job seekers to create employment based on the person's skills and interests.
It is important we ensure the job seeker is ready to work, and we match the skills the person has to the right job to make a successful employment situation for the employee and employer.
After a person has gained employment, we offer job support to ensure the employee and employer are confident with the person’s ability to do the work. We fade supports as appropriate and maintain open communication with the employer and the employee. Our support can involve but is not limited to on job support, support with meetings and problem solving and assisting with strategies to make employment successful.
We work alongside people seeking support to participate in and contribute to their community, whether this be joining clubs or groups, volunteering or trying out a number of different community activities to decide what it is they like to do. Our team of community resource workers and community facilitators are knowledgeable and connected with networks in a number of our communities.
We understand that this can be a time of both excitement and uncertainty as students leave school and transition to life as an adult. Our aim is to ensure that transition from school is a coordinated and well planned process.
We believe that the student is the primary stakeholder in the transition process. The dreams and goals of the student are the key driver in guiding our work.
We welcome referrals from students up to 2 years prior to them leaving school. This allows us time to connect with the student and family/whanau, attend IEP meetings and build a relationship in the first instance. We then expect that when the student is in their final year of school all parties are better prepared and ready to engage in the nuts and bolts of the transition process.
CCT support youth across all areas of the organisation and invite you to contact one of the team us to find out more
Starting a new business can be a daunting prospect. Our employment facilitators offer support for people to develop their ideas into a business plan. We focus on the skills and strengths of the person. Micro-business is a tried and tested method for creating employment opportunities for people who have not had success in obtaining work in the open employment market.
We receive no government funding for our work in supporting people in micro-business and rely on support from donors to be able to do this work.