4 Reasons to get a job if you are living with an intellectual disability


Tara, the founder of Me Plus More, mum of 3 young boys and 2 fish. Plus, I have enough plants to fill a small forest! I also have a bachelor’s degree in applied science and a master’s degree in international public health.
Published: Dec 29, 2021

4 reasons to get a job if you are living with an intellectual disability

Finding and keeping a job is one of the best things you will ever do.

People who work can:

  • Find new confidence
  • Meet amazing people
  • Build up valuable skills

And that is just the start!

A good job can change your life.

Let us talk more about what jobs are and how they can make your life better.

What is a job?

A job is when you are paid to do a task. 

This can be:

  • Gardening 
  • Answering phone calls 
  • Cooking food
  • And much much more

Many places hire people with a disability. 

Which means there is a job out there for you.

Sometimes jobs are not easy, here are 4 good things about being employed. 

  1. You can make your own money

It feels good to earn your own money.

Your confidence will grow. So will your feeling of freedom.

  1. You have a new drive and purpose

When you have a job, people need you.

You can start your day feeling good.
You know you will make a difference in your job.

On hard days, you can feel proud about having a job. Which is good for your mental health.  

  1. You can learn so much

Once you have a job, you will learn more.

You will learn new skills – and find talents you did not even know you had.

The more time you spend in your job, the more you will learn – and the more confident you will feel.

  1. You can find new friends

A good job is not all about the money.

One of the really fun parts about working is the people you meet.

Whether that is your co-workers, clients or suppliers, you will cross paths with new people.

You will be invited to work events, or activities with your workmates, and build strong relationships.

It is those friendships that make your job even more fun.

Start your journey today. 

Plenty of places need incredible, hard-working people like you. 

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