Job Opportunities

The dire need for people with mentally challenged is self-sufficiency and independence. They can achieve this through meaningful employment and also by developing there potential fully. This can be done through vocational training services or programmes which prepare the adult person with mentally challenged to enter the world of work.

Some jobs may require minimum training; some may require more. But the jobs should be taken according to the capacity of the person and how much he can do.

Jobs with Minimum Guidance/Training:

  • Filing Assistant
  • Gardener
  • Petrol Pump Assistants
  • Cleaner
  • Help in Nurseries (Plant & Flowers)
  • Retiring Room Attendants
  • Helper

Jobs according to Personal Preferences/Talents that may require guidance:

 Block PrintingEnvelope Making
 Candle MakingDuster Making
 HandloomFlower Arrangement
 Book BindingChalk Making
 Card MakingCarpentry
 Glass Painting/PaintingMaking Namkeens, Sandwiches etc.

Jobs requiring more Formal Instruction/Guidance and Training:

 STD/ISD Phone Booth attendantUsherers (at Trade Fairs/Exhibitions etc.)
 Petrol Pump AttendantTheatre / Dance / Puppeteer
 Beauty Parlour (Helper/ Manicurists / Hair stylists etc.)Xeroxing / Laminating
 Teacher’s AidShop Assistants
 Tailoring GarmentsHelper / Waiter at Fast Food Outlets.
 WeavingPeon, Office Assistants
 Working in a factory / workshopSelling cakes, tea etc.
 Running their own small shop/stall etc.

Working and earning your own living not only helps to be financially independent, but also increases the self-esteem and confidence in a person.