The Employment First Team works together with Employers, Candidates and Business owners to meet the employment needs of our community. Our success is based on a formula that ensures dynamic and on-going supports are provided to the employer and candidate to assist in maintaining job and performance expectations.
What is the role of the Employment Specialist?
The Employment First Team works together with Employers, Candidates and Business owners to meet the employment needs of our community. Our success is based on a formula that ensures dynamic and on-going supports that are provided to the employer and candidate to assist in maintaining the job and performance expectations.
Our competitive advantage is your competitive advantage.
We assist businesses in becoming “disability confident” so they can take advantage of the benefits attributed to inclusive employment practices. We offer on-going support. The Job Coach will work with employers and employees to provide coaching and act as a liaison with the employer.
What is the role of the Candidate?
We develop each employment opportunity based on the information the candidate and their support network provides us. Candidates for the program need to participate by attending courses that are suggested (literacy, advocacy, skill development), interviews that are set-up and work in partnership with the Employment Specialist to check sources for openings and complete employment applications.
Here are some employers who have taken advantage of our services and the benefits of a diversified and inclusive work force:
What Can Employment First Do For Your Business?
Employing a Person with a Disability can have several positive impacts on your business including increased profits and lower staff turnover. There is a strong business case for inclusive hiring practices and diverse teams.
Our Employment First Team can dispel the myths and assist your business in becoming Disability Confident so that you can start taking advantage of the benefits of being an inclusive employer.
Employment First understands there can be anxiety in knowing how to support an employee with a disability. Employment First is here to educate the employer on becoming disability confident. Job Coaching is available at any time during employment.
Employment First provides onsite coaching for everyone we support. Job Coaching is working one on one with each person to determine their strengths and support needs. A Job Coach develops a plan with steps and goals to ensure each person learns the tasks required of them until they are able to work independently.
What is JobPath?
A series of free 6-week employment readiness workshops designed for people who have a disability.
Situated in a welcoming and comfortable employment resource setting.
Provides instruction and learning via small interactive groups.
Assesses a person’s abilities and aptitudes to determine job suitability.
Provides opportunities to explore the world of work and various work settings.
Locates job placement opportunities which often result in employment offers.
Provides job search assistance and follow-up after ‘graduation’.
Sponsors an Alumni Club for JobPath ‘graduates’.
Who can refer and/or apply to JobPath?
People who have a disability and are currently receiving supports from Community Living North Bay
Family members or Service Agencies are welcome to make referrals.
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