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- Sunnyway - On the Job Training Programme for Young People with Disabilities

Sunnyway - On the Job Training Programme for Young People with Disabilities   

OBJECTIVES

To enhance the employment of young persons with disabilities or early signs of mental illness through proactive training    

To provide wage subsidy to employers, especially those who have no experience in employing young persons with disabilities or early signs of mental illness, so as to encourage them to offer job vacancies for young persons with disabilities to try out the work abilities   

   
PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS

Persons with disabilities or early signs of mental illness as assessed by psychiatrist and aged between 15 and 25 who are in need of employment training, job attachment, support and assistance to secure a job in the open market

   
THE PROGRAMME  
1. Job-related Counselling

The service operators will provide job-related counselling services to address participants' needs.   

     
2. Employment Training

180 hours of employment training should be provided to each trainee. The training courses could cover the areas as follows -   

2.1 

job-related personal skills, such as self-confidence training, interviewing skills, communication skills, social skills, interpersonal skills, emotional control, etc.;

2.2 

orientation visits to vocational rehabilitation service units, social firms and private business organisations to prepare them for future job attachment;

2.3  activities to meet participants' development and social needs; and
2.4 

specific job-related skills such as computer skills, job-related English, printing, catering, selling and retailing, cleaning and car beauty service, etc.    

   
3. Job Attachment
3.1

The service operators will arrange job attachment for each participant. During the job attachment period, which is not more than three months, the participants who can fulfill the required attendance will have the job attachment allowance of $2,000 per month.

3.2

After completing the job attachment, the participants will be assisted to find suitable job or job trial in the open market.

3.3

There is no employer-employee relationship between participants and organisations that provide job attachment opportunities.

       
4. Job Trial 
4.1

To encourage employers to employ young persons with disabilities, employers can try out work abilities of the participants through job trial. During the job trial period, employers will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to the participants with a ceiling of $4,000 a month, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of six months.

4.2

The participants under job trial should enjoy the status of employees and are entitled to the normal employment benefits as defined under the Employment Ordinance, the Minimum Wage Ordinance, etc.

4.3

Job trial may be skipped if the participants could secure an employment after the job attachment.

    
5. Post-Placement Service

No less than 6 months of post-placement service is provided to the participants to help them settle in employment.

   
APPLICATION / REFERRAL

Young persons with disabilities or referrers may approach the service operators directly for intake assessment.

Employers who would like to offer job vacancies may contact the service operators directly.  The service operators will identify the most suitable candidates for the employers.

The application is free of charge.
   
ENQUIRY

Please contact the service operators or the Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch of the Social Welfare Department at 2892 5156 or 2892 5147.

   
NOTE

There is no employer-employee relationship between the service operators and the participants.

   
List of Service Operators 

List of Agencies Operating Sunnyway - On the Job Training Programme for Young People with Disabilities can be downloaded here
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