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Five Recommended Best Practice Strategies for Job Carving with Individuals with Disabilities and Barriers

Tips from the Front Line Employment Specialist By Joanna Samuels In today’s complicated and competitive labour market, people with disabilities are often excluded from the workforce leading to high rates of unemployment for these population group (Baker and Vaks, in AAIDA, 2015). Yet, working is critical for how we define ourselves and “create our personal sense of identity” (Eichler, 2017). As a ... Read More »

Offender Placement: Are we doing the best we can with transitional employment?

By Loretta Smith My staff and I work with a difficult client group. All of our clients are offenders, and we are mandated to work with the offenders based on risk. Within provincial correctional institutions, we generally do not program the low-risk; we focus on the medium and high- risks offenders. We work with the offenders who do not walk into employment agencies unless it is a Court Ordered re... Read More »

The Role of Life Skills in Job Maintenance

A realistic employment goal has been set, the resume has been updated, the interview was a success and your client has been offered the position. Time to celebrate! However, your client’s feeling of elation is soon replaced with anxiety over learning the roles and responsibilities involved in the position as well as adapting to the company’s culture. Then before the probationary period is up, he i... Read More »

Career Development for Living the “Good Life” on Purpose

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Learn to Pivot: The New Approach to Career Uncertainty

A four-stage framework for mapping your next move By Jenny Blake   What do you do when your dream job no longer feels like a fit? I had been working in training, coaching and career development at Google for over five years when I took a sabbatical to launch my first book, Life After College [1]. I loved working there and had a perfect-on-paper role myself ─ but something was still missing. I... Read More »

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