Moving towards, gaining and remaining in work.
STATUS Employment is a registered charity which aims to assist disabled people in finding and retaining paid employment.
We work with people with disabilities or mental health issues to get into work or move closer to the job market; this can be through education, training, paid work or volunteering.
Initially we shall begin by helping candidates to identify their current skills and aspirations and help to gain and retain employment in a supportive work environment. We'll work with the employer and the candidate to ensure that the job is right and to ensure that any necessary adjustments to the job are put in place.
Status Employment promotes the social model of disability, which asserts that people, policy and the built environment disable individuals.
We work with individuals in a holistic way and have a variety of services to suit individual needs.
Using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, each candidate is allocated an Employment Consultant who will work on a 1:1 basis getting to know and support them all the way into their new job. We help with CVs, Job Search, Supporting Statements, Application Forms and Interview Techniques.
Football Training Course
An innovative football partnership between Charlton Athletic Football Club and Status Employment, candidates are given an opportunity to learn practical football skills from Charlton's professional community team, including team building and speed, agility and quickness exercises (SAQs). The course also incorporates employment skills such as CV writing, Job Application and Interview Techniques. Identification of job goals, aspirations and Confidence Building Skills are also included.
This is a user-led service working with people who need additional help with Advocacy, Active Lifestyles, Social Inclusion Activities and Community Involvement.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPTs) - Lambeth only
This project works with people who are accessing therapy for anxiety and depression. The staff works with job seekers and those in employment, to return them to the work after a period of absence. Work needs are identified and a back to work plan is compiled to help the candidate to either retain their job or find a new one.