Seasons CHANGE Employment Program: WorkBC
Funded by the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
As a WorkBC service provider, we offer pre-employment and job search services for survivors of any type of violence, trauma, or abuse. Survivors of financial, emotional, spiritual, physical, and sexual abuse live with different and lasting concerns that can often affect their ability to look for or keep employment. Our job is to understand, validate, and plan for the future with you. We'll help you create your individualized Action Plan, and we'll modify it as you move along in the Program. So, if you're ready to make a change in your life, and want the support of people who understand your background, this is the Program for you.
Sometimes preparing for work means learning new relationship skills: how to be more assertive, how to deal with authority, how to take initiative, and more. If these sound like skills you need as you prepare for work, you will benefit from 1:1 or group counselling. Sessions are provided by Clinical Counsellors with advanced training in working with Survivors of Violence or Abuse.
If you are ready for volunteer work, part-time or full-time employment, we can help you find work that fits for you! Through our career decision-making process, you may find you need short-term certificate training, work clothes, or a new resume or cover letter. We can help with all of those, and more. With our wide network of employer contacts in and around Kamloops, we help you find your next job.
To take part in the Seasons Change Employment Program, you must be eligible to work in BC, believe that the issues resulting from either recent or historical trauma, violence, or abuse are directly impacting your employment success, be available for 3 days / week of programming, and have some level of volunteer or paid employment as your Program Goal. If this fits for you, please contact our office 250-314-0377 x113 for an Intake appointment.
Rise: Employment Training Program
Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education
If you are a survivor of violence and abuse at any point in your life, and you now need additional training to become ready for job search, the Jobs in Demand program - ours is called Rise - can help you identify suitable and realistic careers, then plan and pay for the training you need to become competitive in today's job market. All programming is delivered to you on a new tablet for you to keep after the program. This keeps you and our staff safe and healthy during COVID-19.
Sometimes preparing for training and work means learning new relationship skills: how to be more assertive, how to deal with authority, how to take initiative, and more. If these sound like skills you need as you prepare for work, you will benefit from 1:1 or group counselling. Sessions are provided by Counsellors with advanced training in working with survivors of violence or abuse.
Once you've completed your training, we help you find work in your field. You're not alone in making a change in your life. We are here for you.
To take part in the Rise: Employment Training Program, you must be eligible to work in BC, identify as a survivor of violence and abuse, be ready to take part in programming 4 days / week, and be open to discovering new career options. If this fits for you, please contact our office 250-314-0377 x113 for an Intake appointment.