elevator | careers for disabled people - services very high needs

By: Elevator  05-Apr-2012

Very High Needs (VHN)

We offer an individualised service that is tailored to suit the person's needs, capabilities and aspirations. There is no 'one size fits all' programme, each client is worked with to see what their life goals are, and we begin working with realistic short to medium term goals.

Our clients vary from students who are physically disabled and attending tertiary studies, to those with intellectual disabilities who want to learn more life skills. We also specialise in Deaf VHN as we employ a NZSL interpreter, have staff who sign and we have a deaf employee.

As part of our programme we offer a "Worklife" programme which operates one day a week. At this programme our clients work together to learn new skills, from gardening, internet and computer skills, budgeting and in some cases drivers' license. Many lasting friendships have formed as part of this programme.

Our process can be summarised as follows:

  • You elect Elevator to be your VHN provider
  • Getting to know you: everyone involved gets together (you, Elevator, family)
  • It's all about planning: we work out what you would like to achieve in the long term and short term
  • We work together to develop a plan for the next 12 months.
  • We implement your individual plan, working alongside you every step of the way.

This service is provided absolutely free to the individual.

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elevator | careers for disabled people - services

From the school leaver considering their next stage, to somebody who has been in the workforce a long time, we have a suite of services to offer. Elevator offer an individualised funded service for disabled people with Very High Needs funding. Elevator are proud to offer a range of services for people living with disabilities.


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Our Single Door process ensures everyone referred to Elevator will be seen, and if we think our services aren't a good match with your requirements, we will refer you on to a suitable agency. We can help you through the whole process, from CV preparation and career planning right down to providing continued support for as long as you need it.


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Our specialised service means we actively support these employees in the workplace to ensure they have additional support to cater for their disability, and ensuring the employer gets the best from their employee. From lawyers to computer technicians, from machine operators to shop assistants, people with disabilities represent a highly motivated, willing and capable pool of talent.


elevator | careers for disabled people - services transition services

Depending on your goals and skills, you might decide to try one or more of the following options: unpaid work sampling or work experience, paid employment, training, tertiary study or voluntary work. During your last year at school, one of our Transition Specialists will help you develop a Transition Plan and discuss your options. We work with both ORRS funded and non-ORRS funded special needs students aged 16 to 21 in the last year of school.