Supported Employment & On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities

Supported Employment & On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities

13/F,100 Kennedy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


2835 4362


3104 3638


Service Mission and Goal

  • Provide job descriptions, interview skills practice, training, employment support, etc. for the people with disability who are interested in finding job in the open market and to assist them in adapting to work in the job market
  • Assist the people with disability to develop their work talents, open up employment opportunities, and help them integrate into society
  • By providing allowances or wage subsidies, employers are encouraged to provide trainees or probationary opportunities for people with disabilities and to understand their work abilities


Service Highlights

  1. Job-related Training and Counselling
    • Arrange job placement, such as job analysis and job matching
    • Provide support services including employment-related skills training, on-the-job coaching and supervision, job-related guidance and advice to the people with disability, their family members and the employers
    • Provide allowance-generating work skills training
    • Provide post-employment support to help adapt to the job
  2. Job Attachment
    • To arrange not more than three months job attachment for each member. During the job attachment period, the members who can fulfill the required attendance will have the job attachment allowance. There is no employer-employee relationship between participants and organizations that provide job attachment opportunities
    • After completing the job attachment, the members will be assisted to find suitable job or job trial in the open market
  3. Job Trial
    • The employers can try out work abilities of the members through job trial. During the job trial period, the employers will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to the members or the supplement limit of Social Welfare department, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of six months
    • The members under job trial should enjoy the status of employees and are entitled to the normal employment benefits as defined under the legal requirement
  4.  Post-placement Service
    • No less than 12 months of post-placement service is provided to the members to help them settle in employment


Target Group

  • Aged 15 or above and possess basic self-care
  • Need to have job-related training and support in order to work in the open market
  • Not receiving other occupational rehabilitation services subsidized by the Social Welfare Department at the same time
  • Supported Employment: Intellectual disabilities persons/ Ex-mentally ill persons
  • On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities: any people with disability



  • Supported employment: Can approach the service unit directly or referral can be made to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services, Social Welfare Department to become a member
  • On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities: Can approach the service unit directly to become a member


Service Hour

Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
(except public holidays)



  • The service may be skipped if the members remains to be gainfully employed after the 6-month Post-placement and carry out follow-up services
  • If the member has attended the programme for over 12 months and still cannot find a suitable job, you must undergo an assessment to confirm that you continue to accept the service or refer to another service
  • Members and/or their family members can withdraw from the service at any time, the service unit can make referrals for other appropriate services where required