Job Club Services

The Job Preparation and Matching process entails several steps to ensure clients are ready by the time they are job placed in the open market.  To facilitate this process, Job Club provides the following programmes and services:

Individually-tailored Rehabilitation Counselling 

Counselling is an important process as it helps to engage clients so that they are motivated and are assisted to persevere with their efforts to achieve employment in the job of their choice. Job Club adopts the “Choose-Get-Keep” model in its counselling approach.  This is a model developed by the Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Boston, USA and works on helping clients to identify their interests and strengths for a better job match.

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Job Preparation Skills 

Job preparation skills are used equip individuals where necessary to prepare them for employment. Topics covered include career exploration, job seeking, resume writing and job interview techniques. Job Club equips individuals with the relevant knowledge in preparation for employment.  

These include :

 
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Career Exploration 

Clients will not only have the opportunity to explore their vocational interests but also understand more about the current job opportunities that Job Club can provide based on our employer database. This step-by-step process will enhance their understanding of their personal likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, which may assist them in choosing, getting and keeping their desired job.

Topics include:

  • Identifying personal values and interest
  • Examining negative and positive personal experiences from previous employment
  • Reviewing work values
  • Making personal career decisions

Job Seeking

Job Club staff helps individuals to search for suitable jobs using the newspapers or other sources such as the internet. During this process, our staff explore with clients their vocational goals and expectations and also explain the current job opportunities in the market. After appropriate guidance and searching, individuals will be coached to contact prospective employers to arrange for a job interview or enquire more about the job requirements.

Resume Writing

A well-written, professional resume is essential to increase one’s chances of being shortlisted for an interview. Clients are guided through the process of writing a resume, including the type of template, what to include and the appropriate language to be used.

Topics include:

  • Basics of resume
  • Types of resume
  • Resume format
  • Building a checklist

Job Interview Skills

Job Club staff guide clients on the dos and don’ts before, during and after an interview. Participants can pick up useful tips on how to be prepared prior to the interview and on how to perform better during the interview. This is an interactive session where clients will be encouraged to share their comments and opinions. Role-plays are used to simulate an interview in which further feedback and suggestions on improving interview skills will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Finding out more about the job and the employer
  • Understanding if there is a job fit
  • Practical advice such as getting to the venue, dressing appropriately, etc
  • Preparing for the interview questions
  • Role-play
  • Interview evaluation
  • Job interview tips

Job Placement and Support (For Clients and Employers)

 

Ongoing assistance is provided to clients in their job search as soon as they are assessed to be job-ready. The actual job placement may be done directly by Job Club staff who match the client to available jobs in the employment database. For clients who are able to search for their own jobs, staff will also guide and prepare them for interviews. Job matching is based on the individual’s interest and strength. Upon a successful job placement, onsite support and practical help will be provided to our clients to help them to adapt better to the new work environment.

Once a job match is established, Job Club provides support to both the client and the employer through regular site visits and phone calls. Staff also provides crisis intervention whenever difficulties arise, particularly at the initial phase where there is often the need for adjustments to be made by both parties.

Support Groups

 

Job Club runs monthly support group sessions on Saturdays to enable clients to sustain employment in open market. During these sessions, clients who have successfully stayed on their jobs share their ideas and experiences. In the process, they are enabled to be a role model for others who are contemplating vocational rehabilitation. Healthy lifestyle is encouraged during sessions, whereby exercise opportunities and outings are organized. Clients are also identified to take up leadership roles to facilitate the running of their groups. Over time, the support group grows towards peer support amongst clients in the group.