About

Supported Employment

Our supported employment program operates under EPBC guidelines in partnership with GT Hiring, our local Work BC Employment Services administrator. We offer Customized Employment Development Services (CEDS) which combine service options to effectively support the unique needs of a job seeker. CEDS involve creating a job or self-employment opportunity that is customized to the individual needs, skills, abilities and contributions of an individual.

One-to-One Employment Supports

  • Our Employment Specialists will meet with you to assess your employment support needs and provide one-to-one individualized job search support.
  • Individuals will complete a comprehensive, strengths-based Discovery assessment. The Discovery assessment is a person-centered approach to understanding the individual, their strengths and abilities, as well as what supports may be necessary for their success in the workplace.
  • Based on the results of the Discovery assessment, employment support provided to individuals may include: skill development, career cruising, unpaid work experience, volunteer experience, Customized Employment Development (working with employers to create a position based on the strengths and needs of the job seeker), and employment counseling.
  • Job Coaching is provided for employment retention once a job placement has been secured.

 

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