Steps2work specializes in assisting people with mental health, emotional or learning issues to identify, obtain and maintain employment.
Employment Training Specialists assist participants by providing vocational evaluations, assessments, community based work experiences, supported job searches and support during the transition to successful employment.
THE REFERRAL PROCESS
Steps2work is funded through the Provincial Department of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade and receives referrals from provincial vocational counsellors, community mental health workers, and eligible self referrals. The referral process includes attendance at 3 – two hour Orientation sessions prior to enrollment.
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Steps2work provides a wide range of employment focussed services designed to assist clients in developing skills and aptitudes identified during the assessment process, and/or addressing any identified barriers to successful employment.
These may include individual and/or small group activities, as well as community-based work experiences, job shadows and mock interviews.
Participants can access a series of self-directed, interactive tutorials for all of the programs contained in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point and Front Page. A selection of typing tutorials is also available.
Based upon demand, Steps2work can provide workshops or group training in the following areas:
- Stress management
- Self esteem
- Communication skills and assertiveness
- Goal setting and motivation