Employment Support Services
Employment Support Services assists people in finding competitive employment and/or job shadowing opportunities. An Employment Support Services Coordinator will provide on the job training, assistance and evaluation where needed to facilitate the person’s transition into the community work force.
Why does hiring someone with an intellectual disability make sense?
“The biggest change is reduction in turnover in an inclusive work environment. The average tenure of an employee is 1.3 years, among staff with disabilities the average is 7 years”. Mark Wafer, owner of 6 Tim Horton’s in the Toronto area
“Maryann has gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations. She has blossomed into a valued member of our Travelodge team.” Suzie Watson, Travelodge Executive Housekeeper
The Job Readiness Program assists people to develop employment skills. The program is a 25 week course with 3 rotations of 4 weeks in- class sessions and 4 weeks of job shadowing experience in various employment options. Job Readiness is offered in both Barrie and Orillia, once a year.