The support of parents, family and carers is crucial for job seekers to make a successful transition to work. Belief by parents, family and carers that moving into employment is possible, makes a huge difference to increase self-esteem and confidence in people looking for work.

What can you do?

  • Encourage your job seeker to be organised, prepared, neat and tidy and on time for meetings and interviews.
  • Encourage your job seeker to travel independently or with support. Encourage and support your job seeker to attend job club and working on their job search goals.
  • Supporting your job seeker to try new activities, including voluntary work and training.
  • Consider whether any personal contacts you have may be able to offer an opportunity to your job seeker. We can support you with this.


Check out The New Zealand Disability Support Network.

Manukau Office
P O Box 94-006
Manukau city
P: 09 968-8765 ext 7144
Download a referral form


Pt Chevalier Office
P O Box 44-288
Pt Chevalier
P: 09 8154321 ext 8375
Download a referral form