Supported Employment: for Job Seekers
Supported Employment is a customized employment service that assists individuals with developmental disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.
Fraserside takes time to learn about each individual job seeker. We identify strengths, interests and ideal employment conditions. We use that knowledge to search for or develop a job in the community. Fraserside strives to find the best match between job seekers and employers. Individuals do real work for real pay.
Fraserside develops and fosters strong relationships with employers to ensure successful orientation and integration for the new employee. We provide onsite training and support for new employees, the employer and their staff.
Our goals are two-fold: To support each individual to overcome, persevere and succeed, and to support each employer in the same unique way.
Referral to Fraserside’s Supported Employment program is made through Community Living BC. Individuals must be aged 18 or older, and able to work independently once the initial training period is complete.
“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.” - Martina Navratilova
"It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using." - Marlee Matlin
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." -Helen Keller
“Go ahead and label me, because labels are made for gifts.” – Robert M. Hensel
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