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The team at TCS is dedicated to the meaningful employment for all individuals. We work with the business community to develop employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
As with all our programs, special care is taken to make sure each individual's needs and interests are matched with the right employment setting. We help individuals determine interests, prepare for the work environment, access job search / placement services and maintain employment.
Prior to initiating job search we help each individual identify employment goals, skills and interests. We then meet with families and caregivers to review the support required for employment success. Once skills and support have been evaluated, employers are matched with the candidate best suited to their requirements.
Individual assessment may include the following:
One of the larger goals of our pre-employment services is to support individuals who are not yet ready to be employed. Our staff will help individuals develop skills and experience that will allow them to gain independent employment in the future.
Job Search Services
Once ready for employment, we support individuals prepare for the job search and manage the interview process. Our services include:
TCS considers options that include supported employment, customized employment and self-employment.
Our support doesn’t stop once an individual has found work. TCS staff are dedicated to supporting individuals through the duration of their employment until they become completely comfortable in their new work environment.
TCS employment supports include:
We offer on-site job coaching to individuals who can benefit from these services. The requirement for one-on-one coaching is unique for each individual and so we adapt our Employment Services to suit the individual's needs. We will support the individual for a long period of time or taper off as the individual becomes more comfortable in his/her new work environment.
My daughter has lived in the Dufferin home, managed by Thompson Community Services, for 18 years. As a parent I can rely on the care provided by staff at the home, the day program and the office. They do live out their motto, to provide individualized, solution-based services.