Back in Motion


Cherise Lowe

Back in Motion has successfully delivered Customized Employment (CE) services to persons with disabilities since 2009. CE provides highly individualized placement services to persons with disabilities, and is designed to assist Job Seekers to find and maintain meaningful employment.

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BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society


Cherise Lowe

BCANDS disability services are provided across British Columbia and available to Aboriginal individuals and families living with a disability, regardless of age, location, disability type or disability related need(s)

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Campbell River & District Association for Community Living


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Customized Employment: A way of offering non-traditional solutions to obtain employment opportunities for people who have significant barriers to employment to benefit both the employee and employer. It includes customized job tailoring, job coaching and skills training free of charge. Transition Services: The Association is determined to creating a strong Youth Transition Program so that individuals making that change can make smooth positive transitions. They also provide a specific employment program to young adults called HYPE

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Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)


Cherise Lowe

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment is a national association of community-based service providers and stakeholders working towards the Employment Inclusion of people with disabilities. This association strives to promote full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labor market participation and outcomes. Through such workforce participation, CASE also promotes social inclusion for Canadians with disabilities.

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CBI Consultants - Customized Employment Services


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

CBI’s customized employment services can be accessed a number of ways. Service may be provided through private payment, Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) referral or individualized funding support. CBI is able to accept referrals in some CLBC regions in both the Developmental Disabilities and Personalized Supports Initiative (Skill Development and Customized Employment) funding stream. Please contact your CLBC facilitator for more information and to see if you are eligible for funding.

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Cranbrook Society for Community Living


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Our dedicated employment team works closely with the business community of Cranbrook and the surrounding areas to help supported individuals achieve their career goals.

Our Employment Specialists work actively to help job seekers find and maintain meaningful, paid employment within their communities. This is a lengthy process that starts with discovering the personal genius within every one of our job seekers. A successful job placement is when both the employer and the job seeker equally benefit.

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Community Ventures Society


Cherise Lowe

To provide person-centred service, we conduct a thorough analysis of the person’s strengths, skills, abilities, likes, dislikes and preferences to create a unique schedule based on a person's needs and desires. The schedule may include volunteer activities, paid work, education, recreation and/or leisure pursuits. We also work to ensure that people are placed in a program that most meets their ideal conditions for inclusion.

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Community Living Society


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Customized employment services available, as well as specific information and guidance for individuals and families requiring transition planning from child to adult services.

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Community Living Victoria/ Victoria Association for Community Living


Cherise Lowe

Currently Community Living Victoria Employment Services supports approximately 60 people with developmental disabilities to sustain rewarding and satisfying jobs with employers who want committed employees.

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Clements Centre Society


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Clements Centre Supported Employment Program provides the following services:

- help with developing a detailed, self-directed vocational plan assistance with individualized active job search - coaching and counselling in job search techniques, work attitudes and social skills - individualized, on-the-job-training to support participants in accomplishing their duties - follow-up support to ensure long-term success - retraining as necessary - personal advocacy for employment related matters and group learning in the form of ‘Job Club’, which gives participants an idea of what employers are looking for

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Chilliwack Society for Community Living


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

CSCL’s BRIDGE program supports 18 to 24 year olds to work towards obtaining paid employment. Young people bring many benefits to the workplace, including energy, adaptability, technological skill, and new perspectives. By supporting Youth with diversabilities in gaining employment, our aim is to help develop businesses in our community to truly reflect their customers.

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Community Integration Services Society


Cherise Lowe

We believe that all individuals should contribute to their community in meaningful ways and for some this is done by achieving paid employment. Goals are created to assist the client and staff in achieving this objective. Weekly schedules are created to assist in the often challenging task of applying at different locations around the community.

Ongoing employment workshops are offered to encourage participants looking for work to practice their interview skills and resume writing skills. An “employment board” is created to allow clients to see there “week” and visually observe their successes around paid employment.

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Douglas College – Consumer and Job Preparation program (CJP)


Cherise Lowe

The Consumer and Job Preparation program (CJP) is designed to assist students with intellectual disabilities to facilitate essential skills knowledge and on the job work training to develop successful workplace preparatory skills, habits and attitudes. Students identify their interests and develop skills through class participation and three 4-6 week placements. The program provides students with a transition to entry-level work, further vocational training, or volunteering. Graduates of the program have been employed in offices, stores, restaurants, movie theaters, factories, warehouses and many other sites.

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Dawson Creek Society for Community Living


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Supported Employment: DCSCL creates, develops and implements innovative services to assist individuals with their employable skill development in order to provide them with the opportunity to fulfill their desire for gainful employment. We assess each individual’s personal strengths and barriers, setting goals, and creating plans that will enhance their current strengths, as well as, broaden their employment skills. We network with local businesses, provide on-the-job support as necessary, and assist individuals to create, develop and maintain employment skills which benefit our community.

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Delta Community Living Society (DCLS) - LEAP Employment Program for Transitioning Youth


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

DCLS seeks to create more inclusive workplaces and communities by offering a range of employment opportunities from its community-based locations. We work with job seekers to identify their skills, preferences and abilities and partner with local businesses to determine how to best meet their staffing and business needs. DCLS employment services include:

Solutions Employment: Supports job seekers on a person-by-person basis and assists them in obtaining sustainable, customized employment through a discovery process that identifies and highlights the job seeker’s skills and abilities and matches those with the needs of local employers. The Solutions Employment Resource Centre also has assistive technology available to help people with disabilities to access and learn new computer skills. Computers at the Centre have adjustable desks and technology that can help support typing, moving the cursor, drawing and reading. Leading Employment & Achieving Possibilities (LEAP): A pilot project to support young adults who are transitioning from school to work. LEAP will support young adults who are transitioning from school to work. We envision a youth mentoring and support framework that will provide formal training for youth with and without developmental disabilities. The youth trained as peer coaches will lead structured topics and activities for their group of job seekers with developmental disabilities, as well as one-to-one support activities that will help lead the job seekers to successful employment.

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Employment Action


Cherise Lowe

A provincially and federally funded, not-for-profit society that is staffed with registered rehabilitation professionals who are fully trained in providing access to employment, education and/or retraining for people with disabilities or injuries.

Aboriginal Life Skills Group available which trains Aboriginal youth age 15-30 in employment readiness skills

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Inclusion BC


Cherise Lowe

Inclusion BC is the provincial partner to national Ready, Willing and Able initiative. This branch can be contacted by any employer seeking to hire a self advocate with intellectual disability or on the Autism Spectrum and they will support the process of matching the individual to your unique job.

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Infinite Employment Solutions (AIMHI)


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

IES matches job seeker’s skills, abilities, and capabilities to the employment needs of local businesses. We support people to find work by using Career Planning Processes, Person Centered Employment Plans, Informational Interviews, Resume and Cover Letter development, and on-the job supports and job club opportunities.

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Inclusion Parksville - Community Career Connections Programs


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Community Career Connections is a customized employment service that follows a person-centered approach, assisting participants to discover their employment interests, skills, and abilities. Participants are assisted by a vocational counsellor throughout the job-seeking process, and are provided with individualized training and job support once they have secured employment. When a participant illustrates confidence both in their job and the workplace setting, job support can be gradually phased out.

Referrals:

Are made through Community Living British Columbia (CLBC)

Requirements:

Clients must be 19 or Older. Be motivated to work. Be able to travel (or complete training) to and from work.

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Inclusion Powell River Society


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Our qualified employment specialists are trained professionals who work closely with you and the business community to find the right match for you!

What Can You Expect?

- One on one service with an experienced job coach - Help identify your skills, interests and preferences - Skill building through job shadowing, work experiences and other personalized training opportunities - Job duties designed to match your gifts, skills and interests - On the job training and support until you are ready to work on your own - Continued support if your job duties increase or you face a challenge in your job - Training in health and safety, independent transportation, work ethic, interview skills

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Inclusion Kamloops


Cherise Lowe

Note: self referrals for this service are not possible. For more information please contact your local CLBC office

Supported and Customized Employment services available.

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