It might be difficult finding jobs for the mentally handicapped, but it isn’t impossible. There are many possible job positions that a mentally handicapped person can perform with little to no problem whatsoever. Although the mentally challenged person can’t do every job, there is something they can do in just about every work environment that exists.
Here are some jobs that employers can create especially for mentally challenged people:
Grocery Store Bagger
Not every grocery store has baggers, but they should consider implementing it. It helps the customers and it helps the mentally challenged. That is because bagging grocery or other items is an easy enough job for the mentally handicapped to handle. If you haven’t considered a mentally challenged person for such a position, now might be the time to consider it.
A mentally challenged person can handle the job of shredding forms and paperwork from the workplace. This provides a great service to the workplace. It’s easy to do and other employees won’t have to take the time to do it. You also won’t have to pay an outside company to handle the chore. This isn’t a job that you would create for just anyone. This is the perfect type of work for a mentally challenged person though.
Every business needs people to keep it clean. Although you probably have professional cleaners come in to do the work, some of that work can be done by the mentally challenged. They will probably have to be under supervision while they do the tasks that are assigned to them, but the jobs can be as easy as dusting off desks and ledges. Professional cleaners often don’t do this type of task so it won’t cut into their work.
Dishwashing is a fairly easy task to perform, so this is a good position for the mentally challenged. Even if you have an electric dishwasher in your restaurant, you can hire a mentally handicapped person to bus tables and rinse the dishes off before they go into the dishwasher. Don’t overlook the mentally challenged people in the world. There are many tasks that they are able to do well. Give them a chance, you may be surprised at how much they are capable of.
This is a great job for mentally challenged people to do. It is generally the elderly that are hired for this job but will work well for the mentally handicapped as well. Your retail business can hire a mentally challenged person to greet customers are they are coming into the store and as they exit. This is probably one of the easiest jobs there is for the mentally challenged person.
These are just some of the jobs that employers can create or place a mentally challenged person into. It gives the mentally challenged a chance to earn their own money as they provide valuable services to the employer and the customer. Everyone deserves a chance to make a living including the mentally challenged. Although not every mentally handicapped person is capable of working, some are and should be given a chance.