Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

6b. Careers and seeking employment

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP), their families, and those working with them have opportunities to

  • understand careers options and any possible restrictions
  • learn about the different ways in which you can be employed
  • consider work experience and volunteering placements and what needs to be put in place to ensure they are successful
  • participate in/have positions of responsibility within their education placement or outside of school, eg clubs
  • explore whether to disclose deafness or not on application forms and in interviews
  • be clear on rights to reasonable adjustments and communication support at interviews
  • consider the challenges around application processes and seek support with this
  • find out about programmes that are available for deaf or disabled people to find work (eg Work and Health programme)
  • learn about the Disability Confident scheme.

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