This service is designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities to obtain and maintain paid employment. The employment trainers work with job seekers to identify their carrer goals through career planning, training and work experience. The staff then works with the individual to support them while employed and also assists employers to ensure the partnership is successful. Community Employment has been very successful, we have individuals employed in fast food, retail, grocery stores and community resource centres.
Some of our Success Stories!
Charmaine started working as a lot attendant with Dennis Jonsson Motor Products in February 1986 and continued with Pacific Chevrolet when they purchased the business. This is a unionized position and she works 30 hours a week. Dennis "quoted," Charmaine always does her job, and does it well. She has built relationships at work with her co-workers and always comes to work with a smile.
Simone has been employed with A&W restaurant since April 2008. She works 12 hours a week in the kitchen prepping food and her specialty is onion rings. Manager Dorothy Young of local A&W quoted," feels fortunate to have found Simone through Community Employment."
Jordan works at Home Hardware doing shipping, receiving, stocking shelves and customer service. He has worked there since June 2006 approximately 25-30 hours per week. Jan quoted "Hiring Jordan was one of the best decisions I ever made."
Karen is employed at Tyler's No Frills as a clerk. She started at Extra Foods in August 2006 in the bakery department. She works 4 hours per week in the Meat/Deli department and does customer service.
Jerami began working at the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program office in 2006. He works one day a week doing general clean up and setting up for training sessions. Wendy quoted "Each week we look forward to his smiles, his humour and astute work eithic."