Gaining employment or sustaining your employment is an important part of you recovery. At Oasis we understand that gaining a job is not an easy task for some people and additional support is needed to help you gain employment, or begin a college or training course.
Before you get the job you want you may need to go to college or on a training course to improve your knowledge and skills. You may need to complete a volunteer placement or gain an apprenticeship to gain valuable experience and a reference, particularly if you have no employment record.
Whatever you need we can help.
Oasis works closely with Job Centre+ and the two local work programme providers, Maximus and A4E, and also link in with local colleges, education and training providers.
The work programme is designed to help support you into employment, please read our work programme booklet for further information. Oasis aims to work in partnership with work programme providers ensuring that you get the support you need at a time when you need it. This partnership approach should improve your recovery outcomes, our aim is to ensure that work programme advisors are aware of the additional support you may need prior to and whilst in employment.
We have a range of literature support your recovery:
This provides a brief summary of your entitlement and how we can help.
We have included some useful forms to help you and your worker to assess your skills, education and employment experience. We tend to complete these forms during separate sessions allowing time to consider all the experience you have had, and time to think about what you want to do.
If you are using this form you should make sure you are aware of the positive support that the work programme providers can offer, and that you are also aware of the requirements that might be imposed on claimants.