Hutt > Mental Health & Addictions >

Earthlink Inc

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Supported Employment

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - other, Supported employment



Age Groups

Youth, Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To access this service, please complete the referral form and email it to us.

On receipt we will reply via email, or phone you to arrange an appointment.



Earlink provides support to people with disabilities, including mental health, drug and addiction concerns and other barriers to work, who are looking to obtain and maintain employment. Supported Employment is considered to be one form of employment where wages are paid at at least minimum wage and employment is in the open workforce.

Supported Employment Services we provide:

  • Help you find the job that will suit you, based on your preferences, strengths and experiences.
  • Work closely with your other support services to aid in establishing a fully supportive back to work program.
  • We find jobs in the open labour market. Jobs that suit your abilities not disabilities.
  • Assist with ensuring a smooth transition from benefit to wages.
  • Assist with any benefit problems a return to work might cause.
  • Job search can start immediately.
  • Once a job is found our supported employment consultants provide on-going support.
  • We seek to work with your employer to ensure any difficulties are quickly and quietly worked through.
  • Disclosure is your choice, however we encourage an open and honest relationship with your employer. It may depend on the amount of involvement we have in obtaining your job as to how we will shape your employment support.

Other ways we may help:

  • Career counselling and career planning
  • CV’s and cover letters
  • Job interview practice
  • Job shadowing
  • Work experience placements
  • Mentoring
  • Job coaching
  • Employment agreement advice
  • Access to MSD’s Mainstream programme


Contact Details


25 Peterkin Street
Lower Hutt 5019

Information about this location

View on Google Maps

Get directions

Street Address

25 Peterkin Street
Lower Hutt 5019

This page was last updated at 3:57PM on May 30, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Earthlink Inc.