jobStart is the name of the FREE pre-employment course designed for people who have an intellectual disability and live in Essex County who are over the age of 16 and want to work!
This six week course is designed to help job seekers learn more about their own interests, strengths, and skills while improving through a combination of in-class activities, learning from guest speakers, and real world experience from day trips to a variety of workplaces in the community.
A short term work placement is also included after the six week course. The job seeker’s interests and skills are considered, along with the business needs of local businesses to ensure the best possible job match for both the job seeker and the business they will be working at.
Are you someone with an intellectual disability looking to find meaningful employment? Do you have a loved one that is “ready, willing, and able” to work? This pre-employment course is delivered by the Career Compass team to promote self confidence and self-esteem, while brushing up on different skills from safe food handling, good hygiene practices, health and safety, to interview prep, boundaries and handling boundaries and stress in the workplace.
The NEXT Session of jobStart is July 18th – August 26th 10am – 2:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Are you an employer looking for work placement/job trial opportunities? We can work with you to match participants in jobStart to your business’ specific needs. We can also highlight your business’ logo and link to your website on our jobStart Alumni page, in addition to the Career Compass Facebook and Twitter pages.
To find out how you or a loved one may participate in the next session, or how your business can participate work with us in providing valuable work experience please contact Derek Roy, Manager, Community Living Supports overseeing Career Compass at 519.776.6483 ext 211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.