Thank you for attending the School to Work webinar and for providing your feedback.
On this page, you’ll find a selection of resources that were shared in the four webinar sessions:
- School to Work: Imagining Work for Years 7 and 8
- School to Work: Discovering Work for Years 9 and 10
- School to Work: Finding Work – Getting Started for Years 11 and 12
- School to Work: Finding Work – The Next Steps for Years 11 and 12
Creating A Vision
Successful Work Experience
Watch this video about how Jack’s family used work experience to capture information about his interests and strengths.
Examples of Young People in Employment
Made by Brad
Let’s Get to Work
The experiences of four young people as they explore work after school:
- Let’s Get to Work: Pa’s Produce – A microenterprise
- Let’s Get to Work: The Admin Assistant
- Let’s Get to Work: Zellner Services – A microenterprise
- Let’s get to Work: The Research Technician
In this video, June Alexander demonstrates the process of systematic instruction.
June has already analysed the task (assembling a complex bike mechanism). She has laid out the parts in the order that they’re needed and then provides a very quick (1.25 minute) demonstration to Jack. Notice she does very little talking.
Notice how Jack is able to assemble the mechanism himself with very little input from June. Notice how carefully he concentrates, and how successful he is. Imagine how quickly he would master this task.
Consider how this same process could be applied to a workplace, thereby allowing a person with an intellectual disability to learn complex and valuable tasks.
Exact Instructions Challenge: How to Make a PB&J Sandwich
When a person is teaching a task, they must have an excellent understanding of each step. This is quite a skill!
This video is a lighthearted demonstration showing how the outcome can be unpredictable when instructions are not well thought out. The children in this demonstration quickly realise that their task analysis needs to be detailed and precise!
Employing a Workplace Mentor/Job Coach
By employing a Workplace Mentor or Job Coach, a young person can get the support they need in the workplace. We recommend that people recruit these mentors/coaches carefully. To have this option, it may be necessary to directly employ the mentor/coach.
- Accountant Jane Hadrill introduces the concept of Directly Employing Staff in five short videos
- Learn about roles-based recruitment of your support team
Any Do App
- https://www.any.do/ – App used to organise a job list