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Category: Awards, Disability Confident, Housing, Autism, DCH, disability at work, dysperaxia
DCH has been awarded an Employer Of The Year award from Pluss as part of their Disability Confident campaign. Pluss is a social enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities into employment.
On 22 September DCH attended Pluss’s Disability Confident Event and were nominated for Pluss Employer of the Year award due to the relationship built with the team at Pluss and number of employment opportunities provided. Particularly DCH were commended for the work placement of Robert in the scanning team who DCH’s resourcing team worked hard with managers to create an interview environment which was adaptive to Robert’s autism.
Robert said: “I am really pleased that DCH are a Disability Confident employer and received the Employer of the year award from Pluss. As I am Autistic and Dyspraxic, I am very grateful for all the support that DCH and my work colleagues give me in my role as an Electronic Document Management Assistant. It was great to be at the ceremony with DCH when they received the award. Also, I would like to thank Pluss for all the support they give me and for helping me to get a job working at DCH.”
As part of our partnership with Pluss DCH are providing those jobseekers who need more specialist support with invaluable work experience opportunities. Robert has come through Pluss to take part in a work placements in DCH’s scanning department that has been a real success. Robert is now a full time employee with DCH.
Laura Taylor Resourcing Advisor at DCH said: “We approached Pluss at the beginning of this recruitment process as this role was an ideal opportunity to develop our relationship with their customers.
We adjusted the application procedure to ensure that their clients would be able to submit their application in the most appropriate way for their needs. We then worked closely with Robert’s Employment Coach to adapt the selection process to allow Robert to showcase his talents.
The interview questions were unambiguous and straightforward to allow Robert to understand what we were asking him. Robert’s coach also attended the interview to support Robert through the process.”
DCH was a key speaker at the Disability Confident event and awards which were attended by Johnny Mercer MP as guest speaker and enabled guests to hear great practice from partners.
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