Employment Support Services

Employment Services – A Multi-Dimensional Approach

Securing employment creates a sense of purpose and belonging in one’s community. It promotes opportunity for people to flourish in a new role and to focus on one’s professional development. Gainful employment not only promotes inclusion. It is also a key factor in greater financial independence and quality of life.

The Participation House Project (Durham Region) has expanded their repertoire of supports and services to include a variety of Employment Supports that can meet you were you are at and help you to get where you want to be. To best support you we have organized our information and opportunities into our Upskills Learning Continuum that helps facilitate your journey on a focused approach to continuous learning and personal development. 

For more information contact Tracy McGarry at tmcgarry@nullphdurham.com.

Supported Employment- Steps to Sustainability

The Participation House is committed to supporting a participant to access the necessary services required to achieve competitive employment.  Using the Upskills Learning Continuum, we will create a detailed employment plan through the assessment of current skills, review of previous experience, and the opportunity for additional practical experience through volunteer placement opportunities as a means of determining the participant’s long-term desires regarding employment. 

Once the employment plan and the goals have been established, PH will facilitate the connection to approved Employment Support Providers. Through collaboration with the Employment Support Providers, we will provide continued employment support to ensure ongoing success and maintaining the job placement.  This can be provided based on a 1:1 support model.

For more information contact Tracy McGarry at tmcgarry@nullphdurham.com.