Status Employment

Status Employment assists people with disabilities and mental health problems in finding and retaining paid employment.

We do this by finding out your skills and aspirations and supporting you into work or to move closer to work through education, training, paid work or volunteering.


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The European Project VIRTUAL DS will Promote The Labor Inclusion of People With Down Syndrome

VIRTUAL DS, will promote, through an innovative integrated approach, the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome enhancing their employment opportunities. It aims to enhance the access, participation and learning performance of disadvantaged learners (people with Down Syndrome), regarding employment competences reducing disparities in learning out-comes.

FUNDACIÓN ASINDOWN (Spain) leads the European Project VIRTUAL DS will focus on training people with low-skilled disabilities, including the promotion of on-the-job learning, providing efficient and integrated guidance services.

During the project, to be executed from September 2017 to September 2019, the Consortium will develop an open and innovative practices, in a digital era, focused on the exploitation of ICT Tools (VIRTUAL REALITY) by people with Down Syndrome, developing ADAPTED learning materials and tools as well as actions that support their effective use. About 20 people with Down Syndrome, their job trainers and company representatives in each participating country, will participate in the validation of the project results, creating a strong direct impact.

The validation actions will include real experiences in companies developed over 4-5 days to validate if the work competencies have been developed and to show the companies that people with Down Syndrome can offer a good performance.

The Consortium is formed by other entities working in the field of supporting people with Down Syndrome, like DRUŠTVO DOWNOV SINDROM SLOVENIJA, DDSS (Slovenia), ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE PORTADORES DE TRISSOMIA 21, APPT21 (Portugal), ALDO-CET (Romania). They will also participate STATUS EMPLOYMENT, is a non-governmental organization with huge experience in Supported Employment, and IMAGINA RV, a private company specialized in the development of Virtual Reality training contents.

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VIRTUAL DS is a project funded by the European Commission within the ERASMUS+ 2017 Programme.

Employment Advisers Wanted

Employment Advisers (x2) start ASAP

Maternity Cover fixed term to end February 2018

Salary £25000 prorate based on a 35 hour week

Two of our colleagues have gone on Maternity leave and we are seeking to fill their roles.

We need to fulfil 21 hours a week from 2 people or possibly 5 days from 1 person.

You would be working with clients in Lambeth who have mental health difficulties who may need support in thinking about getting a job or another position or helping to stay in their current role. You will have high levels of empathy whist maintaining professional boundaries.

Contacting and working with Employers will be a task you look forward to.

An understanding of good practice in implementing the terms of the Equality Act 2010 will be important.

You would be based in Stockwell and Team bases in Lambeth during the week and will be trained up to co-facilitate workshops.

Please email Phil Fuller Senior Employment Adviser via for the application pack.

Closing date 20th October 2017 0900

Status are pleased to announce 3 new Projects in Croydon and Lambeth

Full Details for each project can be found under Our Services

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How Status Employment can help you

Urgent Help

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Benefits Advice

Claiming Benefits or sorting out problems is not straight forward, contact these services for help:

In Croydon

Welfare benefit advice service Tel: 0800 731 5920

In Lambeth (You will need to register on the site, via the "Contact Us" page before ringing them.)