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How hiring individuals with diverse abilities is a win-win for all

If your organization could benefit from adding new talent, you have an opportunity for an employment developer to determine your needs, create a customized role for an individual with diverse abilities and boost your workforce and morale.

The employment developer works with Pathways Abilities Society, which sets out to create a more inclusive community where job seekers with diverse abilities are able to secure customized paid-employment that is rewarding and showcases genuine commitment and independence.

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Partners In Employment was designed to encourage local businesses and organizations to support the efforts of Pathways to create employment opportunities for those with diverse abilities. The program can assist your organization by addressing your employment challenges while giving a job seeker in our community something that is often difficult for them to secure on their own — a customized job description that fits their skills and abilities. The Partners In Employment process begins by customizing a job description followed by introducing a job seeker with the required skills and abilities. This results in a win-win situation where the employer has been inclusive in their hiring practices and gains a dedicated employee who is excited and positive about their employment opportunity.

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Look around your organization and evaluate if any duties, tasks and jobs are not being completed. Even if you don’t see the opportunity, Pathways may be able to identify something you’ve overlooked. The goal is to not take jobs away from others. It is to customize new ones based on the needs of each organization that identifies a role that is not being filled and then provides equal opportunities to people with diverse abilities that best fit their skills.

When a job description is customized, a job coach will support your new employee with on-site job coaching to ensure everything is smooth until they’re comfortable on their own. Should you ever desire the assistance of the job coach or wish to add a new opportunity for your employee, the job coach can be contacted to return and create a new training program that ensures nothing but a seamless transition. The employment developers at Pathways will always work in between — so you may comfortably ask for assistance anytime.

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Are you ready to be inclusive and boost your organization by providing an individual with diverse abilities an opportunity to secure employment? Contact Pathways Abilities Society about Partners In Employment. They will assess and customize an employment opportunity, create a balanced schedule and work with you to grow your inclusive workforce while following Canadian employment standards.

If you believe your business or organization might be a potential candidate for employing a person with diverse abilities, contact Pathways by email at or phone at 250-763-4837 Extension: 125.

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