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rose_24
rose_24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 12 in Work and employment
Hello, I am writing on behalf of my partner who has for quite some time struggled being around others. He is awaiting an autism diagnosis but in the meantime feels he cannot go back to factory work which he did before and found very stressful. He is desperate for a remote job but is having no success. He previously did administration work. Just wondered if anyone knew of any companies who are hiring? He would also be keen to do customer support or transcription/data entry. The job centre have not been very supportive and advice would be appreciated! 

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @rose_24

    Welcome to the community! I hope your partner is seen soon with his autism diagnosis and get the support needed :) 

    With remote work, it can be difficult. I would say to keep an eye on the job description as some positions will advertise as "remote" or "work from home" and then say, "excepted in office 4 out of the 5 days". Which in my opinion isn't work from home! There are websites like Indeed, charityjob and even looking on LinkedIn. That's where I have found the most work from home jobs advertised. 

    If you are based in England or Wales. I'd also encourage your partner to look at Scope's Employment Services to see if we can help support in any way :) 
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  • rose_24
    rose_24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks so much :) with scope employment services, does someone need to have a diagnosis? My partner has had support with his CV but would be really keen to speak to an employment support agency who liaise with employers and help find him a job :) 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    No he doesn't need to have a diagnosis. There is a little more information here; Support to Work | Disability charity Scope UK They can help with everything from mock interviews, to talking about his employer about adjustments. They'll even support for a few weeks once in a new job if he feels he needs it :) 
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  • Stellar
    Stellar Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
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    I'm in a similar position to your partner. The jobcentres don't have the knowledge or connections for remote work (especially because they, like all other Western employment services, are acting as if covid is over).

    The only remote jobs they had are call centre work, which dosen't sound viable for him.

    >transcription/data entry.
    just another little warning - a lot of those jobs are being lost to AI now. i tried applying for transcription stuff and none of them are hiring anymore, even when they say otherwise.

    working remotely in some kind of admin role that cannot be done via AI (or is otherwise highly specialised) would be a better long term solution. this will require retraining, but can be done.

    best of luck
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