Charlene had been an assistant manager for 17 years before her place of employment closed its doors. Following complications from a surgery she was also experiencing some mobility challenges. Charlene wanted to get back to work and start a new career in childcare.


EmployAbilities supported Charlene through:

  • Initial assessments, resume writing, job searching and interview skills
  • Enrollment into a Child Development course and education supports for dyslexia
  • Setting up job shadowing at St. Martins KinderCare Program
  • Exploring and implementing workplace mobility adaptations

Charlene was hired by the St. Martins out of school care program in Vegreville, Alberta. Working full time means that Charlene no longer requires income supports. In the near future, Charlene is also interested in adding her name to the Education Assistant sub list with the local school board. She is looking forward to a bright new future working with children.