Transition to Employment Services

Transition to Employment Services (TES) will be provided in Camrose-Wetaskiwin.  It is expected that the TES Project will have 120 intakes. All participants will be closest to the labour market with EI eligibility, and unemployed or marginally employed adult Albertans who are experiencing barriers to employment and job retention. A minimum of 80% of the participants must meet EI Eligibility requirements.

 

TES is designed to provide comprehensive and individualized services that enable participants to acquire workplace and occupation related skills to re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. TES components will include: Direct Employment Placement and Supports and Job Matching. All Clients will receive overall services that include computer literacy, job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, assessing skill gaps, understanding transferable skills, identifying the hidden job market, researching new sectors, generating employment leads, and direct placement.

 

Transition to Employment participants may also be approved for up to $2500 maximum for Supplemental and $500 Job Readiness Support. Supplemental training is short-term training that occurs off-site, is delivered by a school or training organization and is a predetermined criterion for employment.  Some examples of supplemental training are; safety tickets, computer / software training, and short-term certifications. Job Readiness may also cover costs for necessary PPE or equipment to enable the participant to begin employment.

Intake

DFW’s interviewing techniques and career development tools will then be employed to further evaluate motivation and readiness to make change and provide insight on areas for further exploration.  These tools include: Needs Determination Assessment, Employability Assessment, Workability Factors Questionnaire Exploration and review of existing Mobius Notes Review.

 

DFW will review the completed documents and have a candid conversation with the referral about their eligibility and potential success in TES. Referrals that demonstrate positive responses during the intake process are accepted as a participant and move on to develop an individualized Service Plan.

 

All personal information gathered by DFW will be handled in compliance with Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). 

 

Experience has shown starting with a brief overview of the Project and outlining the Participant’s criteria and responsibilities assists the potential Participant to make an informed decision.  A flow chart of how Participants enter and exit the Project on the previous page.  The thoroughness of the intake, in our opinion, is crucial to the successful outcome of this Project. The results of the assessment process will allow the participant to make an informed choice and indicate if they can commit to TES.  

Service Planning and Service Management

Each Service Plan (SP) collaborates and summarizes the information gathered during the assessment and strategies are developed with each participant. Each SP plan becomes the participant’s responsibility and requires the participant to be actively engaged in TES. 

 

Participants will be monitored with regular scheduled appointments in which they can report their progress and struggles that they may be encountering. 

 

TES Preparation (TESP)

DFW’s TESP component is to educate participants on the benefits of preparing to re-enter a workforce that is skillful in adapting and that has the soft skills needed to succeed. DFW offers a wide range of services that can be utilized for each participant based on the specific services identified in their service plan. 

Individuals will receive one to one or small group delivered TESP workshops. The workshop duration is generally one hour for one to one or ½ day group sessions. Our workshops are designed to be delivered

 

in one session with the exception of Career Planning which can take participants up to 2 sessions:

 

  • Career Planning                                   

  • Job Finding Skills

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Interview Preparation

  • Dealing with Conflict

  • Job Search Planning

  • Computers and Job Search

  • Accessing the Hidden Job Market

  • Employability Skills

  • Job Maintenance Skill

 

Direct Employment Placement/Job Matching/Guided Job Search

DFW is expected and is devoted to keeping up with changes in the local Labour Market.  We maintain current knowledge of Camrose and Wetaskiwin job markets.  DFW will ensure the participant has the necessary supports in place to reduce their risk on the job.  

 

Job Placement is a direct result of DFW ability to engage with participants and employers.  TES and DFW is pertinent to the benefits of employers’ human resource requirements and their bottom line to employ individuals from the TES program.  For the more self-directed and ambitious participant a supported active job searches with minimal direction with the DFW.  DFW will quickly develop a network of employers that are hiring. TES is not a static one-way intervention for the trainee.  Each service plan becomes the trainee’s responsibility to be actively engaged in job search, to keep a record of employers contacted and to communicate this information with DFW.  They are also expected to attend appointments and be on time. DFW encourages and promotes trainees to become self-directed.

 

Job Matching requires continued relationship building with employers and participants.  A local job board will be created to assist the TES participants and the Job Developer will regularly update participants with

 

TESP activities delivery will be led by an Employment Specialist with a focus on introducing basic concepts and skills needed to assist, for a maximum of eight weeks.  TESP activities are designed to assist participants in overcoming barriers that may prevent them from finding a job and moving to successful long-term employment.  Not all participants will require every TESP activity and DFW will encourage participation in small group and or one to one workshop to expedite job readiness. Attending an individualized workshop becomes a beginning for integration and insight rather than an ending or just a workshop completion.

Soft Skills

The Soft Skill components are assembled on the basis of information gathered through Directions For Wellness Inc.’s network of employers.  Employers’ most common responses are assembled into a series of workshops designed to highlight common barriers to employment success. The workshops address soft skills barriers to employment and build and reinforce an individual’s ability to manage interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships in a manner that ensures productive engagement in the labour market. 

 

 

  • Communication

  • Intra-Interpersonal Relations

  • Working with Others

  • Resolving Conflict

  • Budgeting Basics

  • Managing Change

  • Time Management

  • Team Building

  • Expressing One’s Anger

  • Problem Solving

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress Management

 

Our office space are equipped with computer labs with the necessary tables and chairs, laptops, a Multi-Function printer, participants will also have access to the internet for their career planning, resume/cover letter writing and emailing/faxing of resumes.  

 

Direct Employment Placement/Job Matching/Guided Job Search

DFW is expected and is devoted to keeping up with changes in the local Labour Market.  We maintain current knowledge of Camrose and Wetaskiwin job markets.  DFW will ensure the participant has the necessary supports in place to reduce their risk on the job.  

 

Job Placement is a direct result of DFW ability to engage with participants and employers.  For the more self-directed and ambitious participant a supported active job searches with minimal direction with the DFW.  DFW will quickly develop a network of employers that are hiring. TES is not a static one-way intervention for the trainee.  Each service plan becomes the trainee’s responsibility to be actively engaged in job search, to keep a record of employers contacted and to communicate this information with DFW.  They are also expected to attend appointments and be on time. DFW encourages and promotes trainees to become self-directed.

 

Job Matching requires continued relationship building with employers and participants.  A local job board will be created to assist the TES participants and the Job Developer will regularly update participants with job opportunities. 

 

Retention and 90-Day Follow-up

 DFW staff maintains regular contact with trainees and their employers for period of 90 days after the completion of active service.  During the retention period, clients are supported to ensure they achieve long-term meaningful labour market productivity.  Staff are available to problem solve personal and employment related issues with clients and other relevant stakeholders. Our target is for at least 70% of net starters to achieve labour market success. 

 

Each client presents their own methods of coping in today’s fast paced world.  Some may have limited problem-solving skills, one day the trainee and employer are working in harmony and the next day their coping skills create problems for them on the job site.  

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