Media students from Liverpool John Moores University have produced a short film to showcase the innovative job carving programme to support adults with a learning disability or difficulty into work.
The Knowsley Empower Job Carving project has been developed in partnership with Knowsley Council, All Saints Catholic High School, Eastcroft Primary School and First Ark.
Media students Benjamin Cain and Emily Grannon shadowed the participants on the programme, as well as the organisations supporting the programme, to showcase the positive benefits it is having on both the individuals and the organisations.
Job carving works by taking less skilled tasks from different jobs to create a role ideally suited for a person with a learning disability and / or difficulty. In turn, they offer a paid employment opportunity for someone who may struggle to find a job.
This frees up time for other staff to concentrate on the more skilled aspects of their roles leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction.
The hours of work depend upon the role created and the needs of the business and can range from a couple of hours per week up to a full time position.
The role starts as a four-week work placement, which allows the successful applicant to try out the role and make sure that it is right for them. It also allows the business to assess and review the job carved role to ensure that it contributes to their business need.
Watch the video produced by John Moores University Media students demonstrating how job carving is working in practice:
To find out more about job carving, how it can benefit your business and the support available, contact Sue Temple Fielding, Supported Employment Coordinator on 0151 443 3054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org