Fisher River Cree Nation Income Assistance Pre-Employment Supports Program (Job Readiness Program)
The Fisher River Cree Nation Pre-Employment Supports Program indicates an interest in Income Assistance clients to pursue their job search, to assist individual’s transition from Income Assistance to employment and education.
The Pre-Employment Supports Program offers management, education, life skills, and employment supports to Income Assistance clients who are seeking to gain skills to overcome barriers in areas of employment, training and education. The supports that may entail are; build a resume, Life Skills, WHMIS, Food Handlers, First Aid/CPR, Portfolio Management, Basic Computer training, Work Opportunity programs, job shadowing, Trainings/Teachings etc.
Case Workers will assist the clients move forward in their job search, increase their knowledge, their interview skills, how to access the hidden job market, networking where the jobs are locally, as well as out of the community.
Networking with organizations within the community for additional dollars, and service providers to provide support to clients for any other difficulties that may impact the client’s full participation in the program.
The overall vision in this position of Pre-Employment Supports Program is for all Fisher River Cree Nation Income Assistance clients to access the skills in their interests in their employment and career goals for a sustainable future.
The Pre-Employment Supports Program values strengths of the Fisher River Cree Nation Income Assistance clients. The Pre-Employment program therefore uses a strength based, empowering approach towards the clients to overcome their barriers in job searching grounded in working towards their goals.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of the Fisher River Cree Nation Income Assistance Pre-Employment Supports Program are to promote:
Assisting recipients to achieve their economic and social potential
Providing assistance and employment to those recipients in need
Moving recipients towards sustainable employment and education
Decision making in job searching
Willingness to work;
Increase job shadowing
Sustainable economic future.
The objectives are:
Increase Income Assistance clients skills capacity to support their goals in job searching
Promote employment and link Income Assistance clients to opportunities;
Partnership with other service providers to support the clients;
Meet the diverse needs of the clients- including youth, and persons with disabilities, parents in need of their child care and participate facing multiple barriers to employment.
Training, placements, recognition, and volunteer recruitments
Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.