What We Do

SES focuses on two main employment schemes to help people with disabilities and health conditions get back into work. The main employment scheme is Workable (NI).

SES Values & Ethos

  • SES is committed to provide the best quality service to programme participants, employers and programme commissioners
  • Provision of person-centred services to people with disabilities and health conditions which respect the dignity, aspirations and choices of each individual
  • Sharing resources, knowledge and expertise to ensure delivery of a high quality, standardised service across the SES partner organisations.

Work Connect – 2012-2016

***Programme closed***

work_connectWork Connect was a voluntary programme administered by the Disability Employment Service, to facilitate the employment needs of people with disabilities and/or health conditions.   SES was awarded the sole contract for all of Northern Ireland to deliver the Work Connect Programme.

Work Connect was designed to support individuals move from incapacity related benefits (ie Employment Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit) into lasting, paid employment through three clearly defined stages.

SES managed to secure employment for 411 people during this period, which equated to 30% of registrations to the programme against a target of 20%. A major part of the programme was to sustain employment and SES managed 65% of employment outcomes to be sustained for at least 6 months.

 

 

Workable (NI)

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Workable (NI) is also administered by the Department for the Communities.  It is a flexible programme which assists people with disabilities to return to work or remain in their current job of at least 10 hours/week or more.

SES partnership has also been awarded 1 of 3 contracts to deliver the Workable Programme across Northern Ireland

Each of the SES partners provide their own tailored specialist support to best meet the needs of the individuals they assist in the workplace.  Support may include:

  • Specialist one to one support to the individual
  • Provide on the job and/or outside of work training
  • Provide specific training identified for the employee to assist them in their work above what the employer would normally offer
  • Provide specific disability awareness training to employer and work colleagues.
  • Offer advice and assistance with making reasonable adjustments in the workplace

A support package is agreed between the employee, employer and the SES provider for a period of 1 year, however this can be extended depending on the individual needs.

Referral onto the Workable (NI) Programme can be made completed by SES staff.