Fostering Recovery: The Role of ABLE’s Job Coach in Empowering Meaningful Employment for Persons with Acquired Physical Disabilities.
Meet Job Coach Henry at ABLE. As clients conclude their physical rehabilitation, Henry steps in to assist those who feel confident or ready to enter the workforce. Physical rehabilitation marks the beginning of their recovery journey, and finding sustainable employment is a crucial part of the reintegration process back into society. It serves as a pivotal step toward regaining independence and actively participating in the community.
One significant challenge he faces is the reluctance of some employers to work with individuals with disabilities. Often, this reluctance is driven by management requirements rather than a genuine willingness to accept and collaborate with people with disabilities. In response, Henry takes on an educational role, focusing on showing employers the potential of individuals with disabilities. He emphasises strengths, maximises capabilities, and advocates for adapting work environments to accommodate limitations, fostering inclusivity.
What sets ABLE apart is its holistic approach. Henry works closely with a team of Speech Therapist, Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist, along with respite professionals. From case management with social workers to rehabilitation and ultimately searching for sustainable employment via the Return-to-Work programme, ABLE ensures a thorough and integrated journey for individuals with disabilities.
Henry finds immense satisfaction in seeing clients regain confidence and independence through employment. His unwavering dedication is grounded in the belief that every individual has value, driving his commitment to providing unwavering support to those on the path to recovery.
You can help persons with acquired physical disabilities continue to access and benefit from ABLE’s programmes and services. Donate now at https://www.giving.sg/donate/campaign/ables-13th-anniversary.
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