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    Strategic Plans Complaints Procedures Contact Us News News updates Events Blog Gallery Newsletter MENU Home Employer SE for Employers Benefits of SE Employers Guide CSR Grants Incentives Employer FAQ s Contact Us Job Seeker SE for Job Seekers Steps to Employment Interview techniques CV Preparation Testimonials Jobseeker FAQ s Contact Us Practitioner Membership Handbook guides Occupational and Quality Standards Resources Training Education Policy Conferences Contact Us About About IASE What is SE Vacancies Meet the team Join IASE Membership Renewal Sponsorship Donation IASE Projects Toolkit for Diversity Next Step Working A Way Trail Blazers Governance Company Profile Directors Patrons Annual Accounts Strategic Plans Complaints Procedures Contact Us News News updates Events Blog Gallery Newsletter IASE Irish Association of Supported Employment believes that everyone should experience the dignity purpose of a job We work to inspire organisations to transform people s lives through supported employment JOB SHADOW OPEN DOOR AWARDS Irish Association of Supported Employment IASE Unit 1 Údarás Industrial Estate Belmullet Co Mayo Ireland Tel 353 0 97 82894 Email info iase ie LOGIN Membership Privacy policy Accessibility Sitemap Company Registration Number 239915 Registered Charity Number CHY 11737 Copyright IASE 2015 All Rights Reserved We use cookies on this website

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  • Employer - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    IASE What is SE Vacancies Meet the team Join IASE Membership Renewal Sponsorship Donation IASE Projects Toolkit for Diversity Next Step Working A Way Trail Blazers Governance Company Profile Directors Patrons Annual Accounts Strategic Plans Complaints Procedures Contact Us News News updates Events Blog Gallery Newsletter Employer Home Employer Supported employment services explained document Supported employment services explained Supported employment agencies nationwide work with jobseekers with disabilities and provide free services to employers to help them with their recruitment needs Supported employment agencies can help with disability awareness and training too They can also assist employers who wish to develop more inclusive recruitment and workplace practices Job coach service Supported employment involves the use of a job coach service A job coach is a trained and experienced employment and disability professional who works one to one with employers and jobseekers The job coach will Assess the employer s recruitment needs Match the needs of an employer with suitable candidates based on their skills knowledge experience interests and career plans Assist in the recruitment training and induction of the new employee into the company Provide on going support to both the employer and employee if required Provide on the job training if required Assist with advice and information on any relevant schemes grants and incentive Employer testimonial What I d say to other employers is don t be scared don t be sceptical this is a system that works The support is there if required and you ll have no issues David Tyrrell Broadhaven Bay Hotel Related Links Benefits of supported employment for employers Find your local supported employment agency Supported employment explained About the IASE I m not recruiting but I want to get involved SE for Employers Benefits of SE Employers Guide CSR Grants Incentives FAQ s Enhancing your

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  • SE for Employers - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    very good It is tailored and targeted It is a very positive experience Greg Davidson Employer The Burren Smokehouse Lisdoonvarna Potential employees are matched to the employer s specific needs by an experienced supported employment professional Diversity makes good business sense Apart from helping employers to find the right candidates for their job vacancies there is a growing body of research that shows inclusive workforces perform better than workforces where diversity is low The Porterhouse from photo montage of Job Shadow Day 2014 Research has shown that given a choice customers prefer to do business with a company they see as fair and caring Diverse workforces are more representative of the general public and therefore more appealing to a wider customer base Diversity in the workforce increases productivity and innovation amongst the entire workforce A 2012 research report from Deloitte found a very strong link between an inclusive workforce and increased business performance It identified an 80 per cent improvement in business performance in teams when levels of diversity and inclusion were high Another study by the American Sociology Association found that for every one per cent rise in diversity in the workforce there is a three to nine per cent rise in sales revenue Researchers Horwitz and Horwitz reviewed 20 years of research on team diversity in 2007 and identified a positive relationship between diversity and team performance People with disabilities are not looking for special treatment they are looking for a fair chance to get or keep a job Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Kathleen Lynch Did you know A more inclusive workforce could win you more customers People with disabilities in Ireland make up 11 per cent of the population and have a spending power of 3 3 billion Why not reach out to these

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  • Benefits of SE - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    works because it makes good business sense Here are some of the reasons supported employment is good for you as an employer Tap into a pool of dedicated and highly motivated employees People with disabilities often have to overcome significant barriers to get and keep a job Supported employment supports highly motivated and dedicated people who want the opportunity to compete for and work in the open labour force Get professional support to develop inclusion A supported employment professional will support the employer throughout the recruitment induction and training process and on an ongoing basis for as long as needed The supported employment professional is just as committed as the new employee and the employer to making sure the job is a success Barry outside the Shelbourne Shadow Day 2013 Employers grants and incentives There are grants and incentives available to support employers to employ people with disabilities Your local supported employment agency can help you to access the grants and incentives which may apply Learn more about grants and incentives Get the business benefits of inclusion Repeated studies have shown inclusion in the workforce is good for business It promotes innovation and productivity and even boosts sales and business performance Gain a reputational advantage Customers prefer businesses who are seen to represent and contribute to the community in which they operate Supported employment is a good step towards developing good socially responsible policies in your business Reduced recruitment costs The services of your local supported employment agency are free Supported employment agencies provide recruitment support tailored to the individual needs of each employer Reduced staff turnover Increasing inclusiveness at work has been shown to boost staff morale therefore reducing staff turnover Should an employee acquire a disability your local supported employment agency can help you to retain your employee

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  • Employers Guide - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    Patrons Annual Accounts Strategic Plans Complaints Procedures Contact Us News News updates Events Blog Gallery Newsletter Employers Guide Home Employer Employers Guide It is very common and understandable for employers to have questions or concerns when it comes to employing someone with a disability or retaining a staff member who has acquired a disability Marie Farrell from Irish Jobs at Job Shadow Day 2015 A helpful resource for employers is the Employers Guide to Supported Employment The IASE joined up with Ireland s leading recruitment website Irishjobs ie and STEP Supported Employment to develop the guide so that employers could access a wide range of helpful information all about supported employment in one place Some of the topics the guide deals with include Recruitment This section explains how you can make your recruitment process more accessible to people with disabilities It also deals with advertising a vacancy in an accessible way and deals with some issues that may arise when interviewing a person with a disability for your job vacancy Read more Day to day management This section deals with some of the common issues and concerns an employer may have in the day to day management of a person with a disability It includes information about disability awareness training for management and employees advice on training and induction information on bullying and harassment how to deal with grievances and disciplinary matters managing performance and disability related work absences Read more Resources This section of the guide provides helpful information and resources available to employers on a wide range of disability and employment related matters It includes information on common disabilities and employment frequently asked questions and a section about grants and schemes available to employers to recruit people with disabilities Read more Related Links Supported employment for employers About

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  • CSR - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    Testimonials Jobseeker FAQ s Contact Us Practitioner Membership Handbook guides Occupational and Quality Standards Resources Training Education Policy Conferences Contact Us About About IASE What is SE Vacancies Meet the team Join IASE Membership Renewal Sponsorship Donation IASE Projects Toolkit for Diversity Next Step Working A Way Trail Blazers Governance Company Profile Directors Patrons Annual Accounts Strategic Plans Complaints Procedures Contact Us News News updates Events Blog Gallery Newsletter CSR Home Employer CSR Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Did you know A 2013 Business in the Community Ireland BITCI survey found 72 per cent of Irish consumers said they consider a company s reputation when deciding to buy their products and services The IASE can help businesses meet their Corporate Social Responsibility CSR goals CSR basically means that as a business owner you are committed to making a positive impact on the community in which you operate and make this commitment part of your business planning Having a strong CSR policy makes good business sense Benefits include Enhanced reputation Improved customer loyalty Competitive edge Positive brand association The ability to attract and keep loyal employees Higher levels of innovation within a diverse workforce CSR is not just important for large multi national companies Small to medium sized businesses should consider CSR planning too Porterhouse Job Shadow Day 2013 The IASE can help and provides lots of support in this area To get started why not join the IASE There are a host of benefits for business members Join IASE Related Links Supported employment and CSR Why get involved About supported employment About the IASE SE for Employers Benefits of SE Employers Guide CSR Grants Incentives FAQ s Enhancing your CSR with the IASE I m not recruiting right now but I want to get involved Irish Association of Supported Employment IASE

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  • Grants & Incentives - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    a worker with a disability for more than 20 hours per week Your local supported employment agency can provide more information on this scheme and how to access it The scheme can provide a subsidy of 20 per cent of the salary of the employee up to 10 748 per annum A second strand is also available and is a top up subsidy for companies employing more than two people with disabilities This top up is based on the overall number of employees in question and ranges on a sliding scale from an additional 10 per cent of the wage subsidy for three to six employees to a maximum of 50 per cent of wage subsidy for more than 23 employees The third strand applies where an employer employs 30 or more workers with disability The employer can avail of a grant of 30 000 per annum towards the expense of employing an Employment Assistance Officer JobsPlus In some cases the Department of Social Protection s JobsPlus scheme may apply JobsPlus encourages and rewards employers who employ jobseekers on the Live Register Under the incentive an employer may qualify for a payment of 7 500 for each person recruited who has been unemployed for between 12 and 24 months or a payment of 10 000 for each person recruited who has been unemployed for more than 24 months JobsPlus Youth JobsPlus Youth applies to jobseekers aged under 25 who have been on the Live Register for four months Your local supported employment agency can help you access JobsPlus if applicable Employee Retention Grant Scheme The Employee Retention Grant Scheme can support employers to retain employees who acquire an illness condition or impairment which impacts on their ability to carry out their job Employers may have to make reasonable accommodations changes or adaptations to the workplace or workplace equipment This scheme can provide funding for accommodations and the training an employee may require to stay in their current position or to re train the employee to take up another position with the company Funding of 90 per cent up to 2 500 is available to develop a retention strategy and further funding of 90 per cent up to 12 500 is available to implement the strategy Your local supported employment agency can help with accessing this grant if it applies Workplace Adaptation Grant A Workplace Adaptation Grant is available to make a workplace more accessible for an employee with disability and for equipment for a worker to do their job Examples of adaptations include ramps or modified toilets alarm systems voice synthesisers for computers or amplifiers for telephones A maximum grant of 6 348 70 is available There are other grants available for workplace equipment and support Your local supported employment agency can help access any grants that may apply Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme This scheme provides funding for disability awareness training for staff and management Your local supported employment agency can help with accessing this funding and sourcing the

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  • Employer FAQ’s - IASE – Irish Association of Supported Employment
    Home Employer Employer FAQ s Q How does supported employment work A supported employment professional often called a job coach works with a jobseeker to find out about their skills experience interests and career plans They also work with employers to find out about their individual recruitment needs The job coach is then able to match the right jobseeker to the right employer and job Q What kind of support is provided The job coach works with employers one to one to establish what type and level of support is needed The job coach then works with the employer and new employee to put the necessary supports in place in a way that is satisfactory to all parties involved Supports are varied but may include support around induction and on the job training social skills training or assistive technology Q Is there a time limit on this support No The job coach continues to provide support to the employer the new employee and their colleagues if necessary Supports can be short term or long term and can include on the job training and supervision Q How much does this service cost Nothing The services of your local supported employment agency are free Employers pay their new employees the going rate for the job Q Are there financial incentives or grants available There are a number of grants and incentives available for employers Your local supported employment agency will be able to give you more information on eligibility rules schemes and how to apply More information about grants and incentives here Q What about the employment terms and conditions The standard employment terms and conditions apply to an employee receiving support from a supported employment agency Q Will my insurance costs change Your standard employer s liability insurance should cover all

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