Supported Employment

Our employment support service commits to the values and principles of the NZDSN Employment Support Guidelines of which headings are listed below:

  • Any disabled person who wants to work should have the opportunities to receive skilled support to gain work.
  • The disabled person’s goals and aspirations drive the uptake of employment support.
  • People and agencies involved in the person’s life are encouraged to understand the importance of work as an achievable outcome
  • Disabled people experience a personalized service.  This means getting individually tailored, ongoing employment support to get and maintain a job.
  • Employers know about and have confidence in employment support services and the benefits of employing disabled people.
  • Providers of employment support have the knowledge to support each disabled person to get a job and develop a career of their choice.
  • Providers of employment support services direct and lead their organisation in ways that promote these employment support practices in partnership with disabled people.
  • Providers of employment support services measure how good they are at getting people into work and strive to continually improve their employment services to disabled people, to employers and funders.

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.

Community Development

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.

Youth Services

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

Micro Business

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.

Access and Eligibility

Please contact us directly if you would like to discuss how to go about accessing support. info@cct.org.nz or contact the main office on 466 3055.