In honour of our 20-year anniversary we wanted to share our unique custom-made programs that we offer here at the Lakeland Centre for FASD. So, every month we will highlight a new program, this month is Employment Services!
Employment services helps individuals navigate the pathway to find meaningful employment. Employment Coordinators support individuals in work readiness, resume building, job applications, life skills, interview and communication skills. Employment Coordinators assist individual’s with accessing identification, social insurance number, and banking needed for employment. The Employment Coordinator connects individual’s with job shadowing, volunteer options, employer, and education relations. Along with building other connections through job/career fairs, training’s, and workshops.
Employment Services offer employment groups throughout the Lakeland region. Employment groups are for any individual connected with Lakeland Centre for FASD and occur on a weekly base. Employment Groups are a presentation of topics related to employment, volunteering, and education.
Employment Coordinators provide hands on learning opportunities and skill building for adults with FASD. Work experience is available through our very own Mocktail Bar, where clients are exposed to employment skills such as time management, cleanliness, and professionalism in the workplace. Employment services seeks to ensure individuals are supported and empowered through the process of finding and keeping employment.
Employment services also assist in supporting individuals with their own goals, by creating and following a service plan tailored for each client. Employment services empower individuals on a path of self-discovery towards achieving their own personal goals. Individual’s in Employment Services are provided opportunities to learn about their own skills, hobbies, and interests.
Employment equals Empowerment!
The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.