Community Services (Supported Employment)

The Cosmopolitan Community Services is a non-profit program that provides supported employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Supported employment is an employment placement at a business where the individuals in the program are provided with the guidance of an Employment Support Worker.  This program focuses on teaching and supporting the individuals in the program how to be employed in their community.  Participants learn job skills such as how to interact with co-workers, job safety, and accountability to their work.  

Participants in the Community Services program are assessed to ensure that their employment placements and learning activities reflect their needs, goals and abilities.  On-going training is provided to enhance social skills and work skills in order to maintain employment.    


  A few of the current job contracts include:

     Sask Power  (Removing graffiti and repainting transformers)
     RCMP Depot Division  (Composting and recycling duties)
     Sobeys  (Stocking shelves and janitorial duties)
     Catholic School Board  (Janitorial)
     Loblaw Companies  (Warehouse janitorial duties)
     Central Vehicle Agency  (Vehicle cleaning)
     Tim Horton's  (Janitorial)
     Crawford No Frills  (Janitorial)
     Western Pizza/Montana's  (Dishwashing)
     Dad's Organic Market  (Clerk Duties)
     Shoppers Drug Mart  (Janitorial)
     Success Office Systems  (Dismantling and recycling of photocopiers)
       

                           
   
Community Services Participants at various work placements

 



For businesses looking to hire the participants, there are a few things you should know.....
 

- On going training is provided to the participants to enhance social skills and work skills in order to maintain employment. 

- Participants are provided with an Employment Support Worker who is on-site at the business to ensure job completion.  Employment Support Workers provide transportation to and from the businesses and also supervise participants during coffee and lunch breaks. This is at no cost to the employer.

-The income earned from employment goes directly to the participants.  This enables them to fully participate as a citizen in their community. 

- The Cosmopolitan Community Services has full insurance coverage for the Employment Support Workers and the participants, as well as coverage for Worker's Compensation.  



The individuals of the Cosmopolitan Community Services bring with them the
following qualities to each employment placement:
 

Reliability
Dedication
Dependability
Longevity
Positive Relationship Building
A large pool of trained participants to ensure contract completion.
A great sense of community involvement. 

 

The Process to Hire the Participants:


Please note that our program has set holidays which consist of three weeks per year, all statutory holidays as well as one scheduled staff training day.  During these times the contract fee is prorated.  Businesses are informed of these days well in advance.

 



For more information on hiring the participants and to find out more about the services we can provide for you and your business, please contact:

Rosalind Sinclair, Employment & Participant Consultant
Phone: (306)569-0535 ext. 238
Facsimile: (306)569-5858
Email: r.sinclair@cosmolearningcentre.ca