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NHS Supported Internship Program - Health Education England

Description

The Supported Internship Program is a full time 38 week study program delivered in partnership with Health Education England and the local NHS Trust, York Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. The program gives young people with a learning difficulty, disability or autism the opportunity to develop core work based skills through a series of different work placements within NHS departments over an academic year.

The aim of the program is to promote confidence, team working, time keeping and independent working skills in a supported environment. These build transferable work skills for the labour market and give students the knowledge of a variety of roles within the NHS and an understanding of their own abilities.

An education day is included each week which focuses on individual work behaviour, social skills, team working, Maths and English and independent working alongside careers advice and guidance and support to aim towards positive pathways into employment or apprenticeships within the NHS or other local businesses.

This program is ideally suited to learners with some work experience and some independence skills including traveling independently or working towards this.

Parking and accessibility
Activities organised at multiple locations.
Registered service and regulatory body

Registered with OFSTED and run by Health Education England, part of the NHS.

Staff training and experience

All staff have received training in Systematic Instruction and other specialist training applicable to working with young people with identified additional needs. Young people will be supported by a workplace Mentor, Project Coordinator and an Area Manager. All staff are fully trained including Job Coaches who can also offer one to one support if needed to young people whilst on placement. All staff within York teaching Hospitals Trust which work alongside young people in their departments as mentors also receive disability awareness training and support from the Supported Internship Team..

Contact
Karen Porter
07917266636
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Description

The Supported Internship Program is a full time 38 week study program delivered in partnership with Health Education England and the local NHS Trust, York Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. The program gives young people with a learning difficulty, disability or autism the opportunity to develop core work based skills through a series of different work placements within NHS departments over an academic year.

The aim of the program is to promote confidence, team working, time keeping and independent working skills in a supported environment. These build transferable work skills for the labour market and give students the knowledge of a variety of roles within the NHS and an understanding of their own abilities.

An education day is included each week which focuses on individual work behaviour, social skills, team working, Maths and English and independent working alongside careers advice and guidance and support to aim towards positive pathways into employment or apprenticeships within the NHS or other local businesses.

This program is ideally suited to learners with some work experience and some independence skills including traveling independently or working towards this.

Opening times

Mondays 8.30am-5pm

Tuesdays 8.30am-5pm

Wednesdays 8.30am-5pm

Thursdays 8.30am-5pm

Fridays 8.30am-5pm

Age
16-24
How to access
  • You can self refer by calling
  • You can self refer with an online form or email
Who is this for?
  • Any type of disability or learning difficulty
  • Anyone with a disability or SEN, diagnosis not needed.
Family involvement
  • Familiy can only support and not take part