Supported employment

Service target groups

Persons aged 15 or above with moderate disablement with:

- Working abilities lying between sheltered workshop and open employment without support, i.e. moderate grade intellectual disability/ mild grade intellectual disability coupled with other disabilities. 

- Good working abilities but are unable to adjust to the competitive open job market in the absence of support, i.e. those persons with severe physical, sensory, visceral or psychiatric disabilities.

Service description

Provide job analysis to arrange a job placement, or relevant allowance generating work skills training. Provide additional support services including on-the-job coaching and supervision, job-related guidance and advice to the trainees, their family members and the employers.

Application/ Referral Methods

Applicants can approach the operating agencies directly or referral can be made to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services, Social Welfare Department.


Please contact the operating agencies or the Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch of the Social Welfare Department at 2892 5156 or 2892 5147. 

Further information, and list of operating agencies