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Getting into employment

At SLS, our commitment to empowering our residents extends beyond traditional avenues. We believe in providing not just support, but tangible opportunities for growth and development, including access to both voluntary and paid employment within our own community. These opportunities not only serve as a stepping stone towards gaining work experience and references but also foster a sense of belonging and purpose among our residents.

Voluntary employment opportunities

Voluntary employment within our community offers residents the chance to gain valuable work experience while contributing to the vibrant fabric of our organisation. Whether it’s assisting with administrative tasks, participating in recreational activities, or lending a hand in maintenance and gardening projects, residents have the opportunity to develop essential skills, build confidence, and establish a sense of routine and responsibility.

In addition to voluntary roles, we also offer paid employment opportunities for residents who are ready to take the next step in their journey towards independence. These roles encompass a variety of positions across different departments within our organisation, including support staff, kitchen assistants, maintenance technicians, and more. Through these paid positions, residents not only earn a wage but also gain practical skills, receive on-the-job training, and acquire valuable references for future employment endeavours.

Training and preparation support

Understanding the importance of preparation for interviews, we go the extra mile to support our residents. We fund training sessions tailored to enhance interview skills, ensuring that residents feel confident and well-prepared when seeking employment opportunities. Additionally, we provide clothing assistance to ensure that residents have suitable attire for interviews, removing barriers and enhancing their chances of success in securing employment.

Benefits of in-house employment

Employment opportunities within our community offer numerous benefits beyond the acquisition of work experience and references. By working alongside our dedicated team members, residents have the opportunity to develop meaningful connections, forge friendships, and cultivate a sense of camaraderie and belonging. Moreover, these roles provide residents with a platform to showcase their talents, contribute to the success of our organisation, and take pride in their accomplishments.

Supportive environment

We understand that transitioning into the workforce can be a significant milestone, and we are committed to providing ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. Our experienced team members offer mentorship, training, and encouragement to ensure that residents feel confident and prepared to excel in their roles. Whether it’s assisting with job applications, offering advice on workplace etiquette, or addressing any challenges that arise, we are dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where residents can thrive.

Join us in building futures

At SLS, we believe that every individual has the potential to achieve greatness, and we are passionate about providing the support and opportunities needed to turn that potential into reality. By offering voluntary and paid employment within our community, we are not just creating jobs – we are building futures, one opportunity at a time. Join us in our mission to empower our residents and create a more inclusive and supportive society for all.

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