Shropshire Council

Employment advisers

Early help employment advisers can support families in the following ways:

  • Offer support for family members who may be eligible for disability benefits
  • Refer family members to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), Enable Supported Employment Services and Shropshire Recovery Partnership
  • Visit families in their own homes, if they're unable to attend office bases
  • Internet job searches
  • Help with CVs
  • Help with job applications
  • Interview skills and preparation
  • General benefit queries
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Travel plans
  • Training information
  • Other information such as transport schemes
  • Signpost parent carers of children and young people with SEND to specialist services, such as Shropshire Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS), BEAM (emotional health and wellbeing service), SPECTRA Inclusion Support Team, Autism West Midlands (AWM) and the Parenting Team to help meet their child's or family's individually assessed needs

If you feel that it would be useful to make a request for intervention to an early help employment adviser, please talk to your/your child’s school or early help support worker. They will go through the whole family assessment and action plan with you. If you can both see that your family meets at least two of the six Strengthening Families criteria, and at least one of these criteria is:

  • Worklessness (or at risk of); and/or
  • At risk of financial exclusion

and that

  • No family carers are working
  • The family are at risk of financial hardship

...the school or employment adviser can then make a request for support on your behalf.

More information about the process to request an intervention for referral can be found on our early help pages.