The PROGRAMME

An overview of what to expect.

SCREENING

The initial screening phase

The interview with the parent/guardian is held at the premises and this allows the young adult to see the work environment as well as try their hand at the making of Wagalots.

Following a successful interview, the young adult begins the probation period. The probation period is a practical assessment whereby the new members are observed while engaged in the manufacture of Wagalots. During the probation period, our qualified personnel hold a MAP (Making an Action Plan) Interview with the parents and an individualized action plan is developed for each member.

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Interview

Interview

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Probation

Probation

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MAP

Making an Action Plan Interview

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Personal presentation

Personal presentation

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Social Presentation

Social Presentation

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Work Competence

Work Competence

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Production Speed

Production Speed

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Motivation to work

Motivation to work

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Insight

Insight

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Specific work skills

Specific work skills

TRAINING

The work skills training programme

Wagalots are hand-baked dog treats, made by the team members in the workshop. The biscuits are sold to the public to generate income and expose the members to all aspects of running a small business; as well as allowing them to develop work habits and life skills.

When a new team member joins Work4You, they are introduced to the Wagalots production and distribution in order to learn work skills. Wagalots are relatively easy to make, therefore the manufacturing process provides the perfect foundation for qualified personnel to provide training in work habits, social and work skills.

TRIAL

Job trial phase

The job trial phase begins once the young adult is assessed as work-ready by our qualified personnel. Our young adults begin this phase with exposure to various jobs and working environments to assess if they are able to handle the work tasks and the change in working environment.

During this time, the team members begin the specific work skills training, which allows them to learn the tasks in more manageable sections and to learn the skills that are required to complete the job. Our team members are supported throughout this process to ensure that they are coping.

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Exposure

Exposure

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Trials

Trials

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Specific work skills training

Specific work skills training

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Personal Independence

Personal Independence

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Job site assessment

Job site assessment

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Job procurement

Job procurement

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Job carving

Job carving

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Interface with employers

Interface with employers

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Contracts

Contracts

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Transition from Work4You

Transition from Work4You

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Ongoing support

Ongoing support

EMPLOYMENT

The supported employment process

Supported employment matches those who are ready for open labour market employment opportunities offered by the business partners of Work4You; and provides ongoing support for both the employer and the employee.

This service is open ended and continues until both parties decide that it is no longer needed in order to sustain employment.