Hire Opportunities for an uplifting future
Discovering possibilities for people with disabilities/barriers to employment
Your job is our business. We offer tools and services to help people with disabilities and/or barriers to employment, to carry out job-searches and career planning, addressing immediate needs and long-term goals, and encompassing the whole process, from resume-building to managing the challenges of transitioning into a new role. Our clients have a range of abilities, experience, and barriers to employment.
All of our resources and services are no cost and directed by your needs and goals. Drop in to create and print your resume and browse the job listings, take a workshop with a small group of people, or meet with one of our specialists for personalized assistance.
- Pre-employment services: One-on-one comprehensive skill and interest assessment, resume development, interview rehearsals, volunteer placement for skill-building, workplace standards and expectations coaching, disability disclosure, computer access and training, access to industry-specific information.
- Job-search services: One-on-one help planning and support in carrying out job searches, employment listings (online and in print), direct job placement, work experience, job tryouts, access to employers hiring on-site and at job fairs.
- Career planning services: Identifying goals and assessing possibilities, information on specific industries and the labour market, information on apprentice, training, and post-secondary education opportunities and programs, access to income supports and funding, help filling out applications.
- Transition and retention services: Support and advocacy for disability disclosure, worksite and job role assessment, communicating and arranging accommodations; help managing stress, workload, workplace priorities, medical appointments, ensuring new workplace relationships are healthy, working with employers to help them better understand disability issues and their related legal duties.
- Workshops: Topics include skill development, the job search process, resume critique and enhancement, interviewing techniques, understanding employer expectations and retaining employment.
- EmployAbilities Career and Employment Centre: Fully accessible resource room stocked with the latest information and tools, access to cover letter and resume-building templates and programs, Internet-enabled computers, printers, and assisting equipment and technology to support physical, sensory, and learning disabilities, and sign language interpreters.
- Also: Assistance with transportation, connections to community resources and links with further support, including help filling out AISH and CPP forms.
For more information please contact the EmployAbilities main office:
Phone: (780) 423-4106
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