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York Employment Collaborative Information Session
February 27, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
LOOKING FOR WORK?
Come learn about ODSP Employment Supports, and specialized employment supports that are available to you!
This event is for people 18 years of age or older, that have a disability.
Light refreshments will be provided.
- Date: February 27, 2018.
- Time: 6:30-7:30pm
- Location: COSTI Employment Services, 3100 Rutherford Rd Suite 102, Vaughan, ON
York Employment Collaborative is a unique partnership between Kerry’s Place Autism Services and Corbrook to support people with disabilities to get and maintain jobs!
How did you find out about Corbrook?
“I am a college graduate and I was looking for a job. I worked at Tim Horton’s for about 5 months and then I was laid off. I started to get bored and began volunteering at the Toronto Humane Society. But, after a couple months of volunteering I realized I wanted a job. I went to the ODSP office and they helped me get connected to Corbrook. I received an email from a counselor and had a meeting to see what I wanted to do with my life.”
What is your favourite thing about Corbrook?
“My favourite thing about Corbrook was a pre-employment program STEER, where I did work activities. I worked on my resume, practiced interviewing, role-played and did experiential learning like folding clothes and practicing on a cash register. At the end of the class I got a placement at Kelseys!”
What do you do for work now?
“I work at a public library as a page. Basically, I put books away and organize alphabetically and numerically. I direct customers to the info desk if I can’t answer questions and if I know the answer I just tell them.”
Do you like the staff at Corbrook?
“I like the staff that are here because they work as a team, they help you find a job and are really cool and professional!”
How did Corbrook help you train?
“A job coach helped me learn the responsibilities. She helped me put away the books in the correct order. She would tell me if I did a good job and if the books were in the wrong order. She taught me strategies, like taking books that are really unorganized off a shelf. She showed me sorting them on the cart first was easier than trying to sort the messy books on the shelf. I recommend the job coaches, they were very nice and helpful.”
What would you tell others that are needing help to find a job?
“I would tell them to find the Corbrook number and have a meeting with an Employment Specialist and they will help you find a job!”
What’s your favourite book?
“Garfield books, because it’s funny and his master always gives in, in a ridiculous way, yelling GARFIIEELLD!”