Project Work has successfully matched motivated people who have an intellectual disability with
employers since 1987. Employers receive practical information for training and managing new employees
through our job coaching services.
JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE
Hiring and training a new employee is costly. We take the time to understand your requirements and refer
only motivated candidates that will best match your needs.
Each candidate who is referred to you is accompanied by a job coach. Job coaches are trained to analyze,
conduct work-site assessments and develop techniques to assist a person with an intellectual disability to
learn a new job. The job coach assists with on-the-job training, minimizing the amount of time an employer
spends training a new employee. There is no fee for the placement or job coaching services.
We are committed to excellence. To ensure the long-term success of your hiring decision we provide a range of
free services such as follow up communication with you and the employee, on-site work visits, and additional
training for new job duties.
UNPAID WORK EXPERIENCES
People in our programs participate in unpaid work experiences. They experience a variety of jobs to gain a
realistic understanding of jobs that are well matched with their skills.
The employer is not expected to spend a lot of time training the participant - that's our job! A Project
Work job coach accompanies each program participant to your work site to assist them in performing the work
to your standards.
Unpaid work experiences are a perfect solution to assist you with overflow work, or ongoing small jobs that
don't warrant permanent positions. There is no cost to you. All program participants are insured for WSIB
through our programs.
Contact us to learn how our program participants will help
WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
Through our job coaching services employers receive practical information for training and managing their
- Keep instructions clear and uncomplicated. Language, concepts, ideas and words should
be kept simple.
- Demonstrate the task. It is often easier to understand if the skills are shown rather than said.
- Break tasks into smaller components. Let the employee master each step before moving on to the
- Use pictures, photographs or drawings in place of
- Extend training periods if necessary.
- Demonstrate work sequences through pictures.
- Develop a list of work sequences.
- Colour code systems.
- Restructure complex jobs.
- Clearly label hazardous material and review instructions for handling and using.