Supported Employment Service
With subsidy from Social Welfare Department, Supported Employment service is provided to visually impaired persons to assist them in getting open employment, facilitating them to integrate into the society and develop to their full potential. For details, please refer to the Service pamphlet.
Persons with visual impairment who are aged 15 or above, and are intended to acquire open employment.
- arranging job placement, including aptitude assessment, job analysis and job matching;
- providing supportive services including employment-related skills training, on-the-job coaching and supervision, job-related guidance and advice to the trainees, their family members and the employers.
- Assistance is given to visually impaired persons and the employers concerned to apply for relevant financial assistance for the purchase of assistive equipment and computers required by the jobs.
How to Apply
- Applications can be made by calling 23372736
- Submit completed application form (Chinese version only, Word format) via email to email@example.com or fax to 23387850, or by mail to our Jockey Club Vocational and Educational Resources Centre
- Referrals from other agencies
Withdrawal from Support Employment Service
Clients who wish to withdraw from the service, have to notify the staff of the Blind Union in writing. The processing time will take about one month.
Other Employment Services
- Developing new job types: Look for jobs suitable for visually impaired persons to broaden their employment prospects. Develop job training programmes in conjunction with different enterprises or organizations, for examples, the training classes for visually impaired coffee preparers and life instructors were held successfully;
- Meetings to share job experience: Activities with job-related themes are held, by the Union or in conjunction with other organizations, to let more members have opportunities to understand the duties of different jobs and increase employment opportunities. At the same time, it makes available to members opportunities to share among themselves information on problems and challenges coming with employment so as to promote the spirit of self-help and mutual assistance;
- Co-operative partnerships: To share talents, employment opportunities and resources, co-operative partnerships are formed with other social welfare organizations so as to jointly provide to persons with different disabilities job referral and hiring services.
Jockey Club Vocational and Educational Resources Centre
Address：Unit 13-20, G/F, Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping Estate, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.