Steps to Success is an Autism focused work ready 10-week program. This program provides all participants with the opportunity to learn, by practice and exposure, what his or her employment preferences might be.
Each lesson is carefully structured to ensure sufficient competencies through independence, self-monitoring, travel training and life outside the classroom is achieved. The program aids to develop effective disclosure strategies that are relevant to each learner’s abilities and needs.
To ensure you gain the necessary understanding of work environments and utilise the actives from the course, you will also be offered unpaid work experience with local businesses.
Our program starts with identifying training needs and critical skill gaps that may impede the transition to post-school life and provide individualised instruction to minimise these deficits.
All participants will have the opportunity to take part in vocational assessment activities in the community through “job sampling” at actual places of employment.
Participants will learn effective communication strategies that are important to completing workplace tasks, strategies also include a range of non-verbal techniques.
15 years + (parental consent required if under 18).
Ability to attend training in Cleveland, QLD (please note there is no public transport available)
A willingness to learn
What I will learn?
Steps to Success has been structure to ensure you receive the most out of your learning. Each week, you will build on your learning from the previous week. This is to ensure consistency and familiarity as you progress.
- Self-learning procedures such as identifying workplace tasks
- Completing tasks in your job
- Identifying triggers in non-autism specific work environments
- Mechanisms to prevent triggers to over or under sensitivity
- Communication methods between employers and team embers
- Increasing personal resourcefulness while at work.
- Alternative pathways to improve necessary skills and knowledge for specific work environments.
Face-to-Face Delivery with some work at home
Partial online components
Workshops are held 4 hours each week for 10 weeks, with an extra day per week for job sampling with participating employers.
Work experience varies dependent on personal circumstances; however, we aim to arrange work experience on days outside of the course days from week five to week eight.
|Week One- Determining Interests
Social Skills Assessment
What’s Your scene?
|Week Two – Determining interests continued
Work Environment Demands
Interest Quiz results
Job search etiquette
|Week Three – Finding a job
Internet & Newspapers
|Week Four – Applying for work
Resumes & Cover Letters
Qualifications in specific workplaces
|Week Five – Getting a job
Turning up to an interview
Mock interview with local employers
|Week Six – Hygiene in the workplace
Dress for an interview
Dress for work
Hygiene requirements at work
|Week Seven – Keeping a Job
Setting Work Goals
|Week Eight – Getting the job done
Completing Workplace Tasks
|Week Nine – Coping at work
Bullying & Harassment
Disclosure of your diagnosis
|Week Ten – the reward of work
Getting paid for the work you do
Identify ways to improve at work
Feedback from work experience
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion within 21 days of completion of the ‘close of study’ date.
Students who successfully complete all required modules will receive their certificate itemising all modules successfully completed.
Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Certificate of Participation listing modules successfully completed.
Get in quick to register as our classes fill quickly.
*You may be placed on our waiting list for the next scheduled intake.*