Services

Career Support

Career Support

The clients who receive employment support are in transition and require assistance with the creation of a plan of action and on-going support to meet their employment goals.

 

  • Are uncertain of what you want to do? Are thinking about a career change, retraining, or other education?

  • Are considering self-employment?

  • Feel that there are things preventing you from succeeding that are out of your control?

  • Suspect that your resume does not reflect all you have to offer?

  • Are nervous about interviews?

  • Are feeling down about being between jobs?  

Workshops

We offer regularly scheduled workshops and provide written information, using group activities, videos, and computers to enhance learning and comfort. Although all workshops are separate sessions, and can easily be attended as required, we strongly suggest participation in all, as information is closely linked from one to the other. Please speak with our staff to determine which workshops will best meet your needs. Our workshops feature the right combination of information and resources to ensure you get the best results for your job search efforts.

 

Our workshops by title:

 

  • Transferable Skills

  • Resumes For Results

  • So You Have an Interview, Now What?

  • Interviews With Impact

  • How to Succeed in the Workplace

  • Competitive Job Search Strategies

  • Career Planning

  • Labour Market Information

  • Social Media & Job Search

  • Managing Change

  • Disability in the Workplace *New*

  • Exploring Self-Employment as a Career Option

  • Stress *New*

  • Self-Esteem *New*

  • Workplace Communication *New*

  • Employment Retention *New*

  • Workplace Ethics *New*

  • Working with Difficult People "New*

  • Skills Development Orientation

 

Referrals

Referrals

Clients who have identified employment related needs that cannot be met by Opportunity Place, and other non-employment needs, will be referred to an appropriate private or public sector provider (such as community services, health, or education) for assistance. These may include activities such as financial counselling, personal counselling, addictions, substance awareness, and/or drug and alcohol prevention/information or counselling.

Services for Employers

Services provided by our qualified employer engagement specialists include assistance with the following: 

  

  • Labour Market Information

  • Job Development

  • Job Matching

  • Financial Incentives

  • Professional Space

  • Connections

  • Resources

Further, we offer a variety of opportunities to ensure you receive the maximum benefit of advertising employment opportunities through Opportunity Place. 


All are FREE of charge!

 

Postings of jobs on our website: 

  

  • The job will be posted within 24 - 48 hours

  • Indicate in the posting how you wish to have potential applicants contact your organization

  • The posting will remain on our website for 30 days; if you wish to extend the time, please let us know


Client notification through Career Specialists: -

   

  • Our Career Specialists work one-on-one with specific clients to help them secure employment

  • Career Specialists may contact their clients who meet your employment criteria to advise them of the position

Next steps: -

   

Job Search Centre

We take pride in providing quality services delivered by knowledgable staff in a friendly and supportive enviroment. Our team will provide relevant information and resources to support you on your path to employment. Confidentiality is assured.  

The Job Search Centre is a hub for the self-directed job search client. Each visitor may utilize a wide range of FREE resources and tools such as:


 

Technology:
 

  • 11 computers available with the most recent business productivity software

   

  • Internet access and bookmarked links to popular job search websites

   

  • Assistive technology for clients who need adaptations

   

  • An adjustable height computer workstation

   

  • Mavis Beacon Typing Tutorial

   

  • Winway Resume Writing software

   

  • Photocopier, fax machine, and scanners

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  • Client Job Search Phone for pursuing job leads and voicemail for employers to reach you

 

Resource Library:

   

Materials and brochures, which include:
 

  • Current Labour Market Information

  • Employer and training information

  • Current subscriptions to newspapers and industry publications

  • Employers Application Forms

  • Employer Directories

  • Career Information

  • Youth Information

  • Job Vacancies

  • Entrepeneurship

  • Resource Listings

 

 


Drop In Centre Client Support:

   

Resume / cover letter preparation and critique

Assistive Technology:

   

  • Opportunity Place is pleased to offer an Assistive Technology Workstation for clients who need adaptations to more easily and effectively conduct job search activities 

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  • An adjustable height computer workstation to allow for easier accessibility by a person in a wheelchair, or for those clients who may wish to stand while working on the computer

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  • An ergonomic operator chair with an extra large contoured seat and back, height adjustable arms, and independently adjustable seat and back

   

  • An OBUS Forme backrest support molds the spine into proper anatomical alignment. With a removable lumbar pad for additional back support

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  • Enhanced Visibility Internet Keyboard - The VisiKey® combines visibility of large white on black print for increased visibility and contrast, with internet and media center functionality

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  • The BIG track mouse is a valuable tool for users who lack fine motor skills. The giant yellow ball makes it easy to get the cursor to precisely where you want it, allows you to settle the cursor in position and then click easily without moving the cursor inadvertently

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  • A Headset provides privacy for a client while hearing sounds from the computer

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  • Compose e-mail messages, draft cover letters, prepare resumes and edit documents just by speaking.Dragon Naturally Speaking - Just speak to the computer naturally-without pausing between words-and watch as sentences appear on the screen. Dictate entire paragraphs at a time

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  • ZoomText gives the user the total computer access solution. Friendly User Interface makes it easy to access and adjust all of ZoomText features using the mouse or the keyboard. Clients can see and hear what they're doing in all applications. ZoomText reads documents, web pages and email - right through the computer's speakers. With ZoomText, the computer is easier to see, hear, and use

If you are interested in learning more about how use of the Assistive Work Station can support your job search needs, please contact us.