Supervising and Training Your New Employee

The amount of training and supervising any employee requires will vary according to his or her abilities, skills, and the complexity of the job. The people in the workplace who will train and supervise a new employee should:

  • Know the specific job tasks, responsibilities, and skills needed for the job being filled;
  • Want to help with the training process;
  • Be committed to working with an employee with an intellectual disability;
  • Be good communicators;
  • Have the skills to provide effective supervision and training.

Within the workplace, an employer may be able to identify one or more employees who best suits the role of a trainer for a specific job. Assistance with job training can also be provided by local employment agencies.

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