“Job Carving” is a term for customizing job duties and can be used in different circumstances:
* To create specialist job roles thus freeing up the time of specialist staff.
* To swap job duties to make the most of individual skills.
Many families are not aware of the possibilities available to their young adults with disabilities and how job carving can be part of job placement.
Job placement is when you fill out an application, take an assessment and hope the student will do well in the interview. Student must often go to multiple interviews to practice and practice marketing themselves. Just like the rest of us.
Most often we are assigned this case because the student has social anxiety, and an array of other invisible disabilities. An employer shouldn’t ask “What’s wrong with him/her?”, though I’ve heard that question and have had to educate employers on many occasions. Sometimes an employer asks these questions because they know no better.
As a job developer our first job is to advocate for this student. At the risk of not being hired it is ethically a bad choice to not educate the employer regarding questions that are not appropriate. Parents, please understand you are not alone and we are here to advocate for you as well. We will do our best to assist you with job placement but if your family does not have a realistic entry job it will take a very long time to be placed and be successful and be happy.