EMPLOYMENT SURVEY FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
This survey is to determine access to employment for persons with Intellectual disabilities (ID), including Down syndrome in South Africa.
1) Who is the person filling in the survey?
Mother on behalf of young adult
Father on behalf of young adult
Young adult with Intellectual Disabilities
2) What is the age of the young adult with Intellectual disability?
16 - 20 years
21 - 25 years
26 - 30 years
31 years and above
3) Gender of young adult with Intellectual disability.
4) What is your home language?
5) Province of residence.
6) Level of education, this includes special schools.
Further education and training
7) What is your Diagnosis? Please tick that which is relevant.
Fragile X syndrome
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
8) Are you currently employed?
9) If the above answer is yes, are you earning a wage or a salary?
10) If you are currently unemployed , do you want to work?
11) If you are unemployed which sector is suitable according to interest or if you are employed which sector are you currently working in?
Administration (office reception, filing clerk)
Education (class assistant in a school)
Farming (working with food and animals)
Fashion Industry (modelling)
Health (veterinary clinic, hospital, doctor’s room, old age home)
Housekeeping (cleaning services)
Industry (working in a factory)
Manufacturing (working with electronics, cars, food production)
Merchandising (working in a store packing or selling a product)
Personal Care Services (Hairdresser, barber shop, beauty salon, doggy parlour)
Retails (working in a clothing store, supermarkets)
Textiles (working with materials)
Tourism and hospitality (working in hotels, guest lodges, theme parks, restaurants, cafe)
12) Please tick the boxes that best describes what you can do.
Communicating with people
Reading and writing
Working with numbers
Keeping things in order
Working with machines or tools
Packing and sorting
Working with plants
Working with animals
Working with children
Working with food
Working with computers
Working with material (sewing and needlework)
Office work (handling paperwork)
Learning new facts and ideas
Working with my hands
13) What type of supported employment model are you working in or would like to work in?
Group placement - includes protective workshops
14) If you could choose a job, what would it be?
15) If you were given an opportunity to start your own business , what would it be?
16) As a parent, how do you feel about your child with an Intellectual disability working ?
17) As a parent, what are your fears about working?
18) What in your opinion as a parent is the reason employers do not employ persons with Intellectual disability?
19) As a parent , what additional support would your child require in the workplace?
Individual Support Plan
Social Skills training
Transport to the work
20) As a parent , what support can you give to the workplace about your child's work?
I can train my child at home on how to behave at work.
I can make my child go to work on time.
I can ensure that my child follows the rules of cleanliness and hygiene.
I can meet my child’s special needs related to health and nutrition
When my child has psychological problems, I can take steps to take the necessary precautions.
In cooperation with the job coach, I can support my childs work done at home.
21) Any further comments or information to share?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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