ODSP Employment Support Services –
Integrated Employment Supports – Ottawa Region
Looking for work takes determination, motivation, commitment and patience, especially in a tough labour market. CVE’s Employment Support Services are designed to support your individual needs to help you secure the best job possible, as quickly as possible. Whether you are looking for work for the first time or going back to work, our team of expert Employment Integration Specialists (EIS) are here to guide you every step of the way from career exploration and resume writing to job placement and assisting you to keep your job.
Starting a new job can be a stressful and intimidating process. Our job coaching services help support job seekers in their first few weeks on the job. Our EIS can attend work with the individual, help get them comfortable with their new work environment, help train and develop skills on the job, and ensure all accommodations are met. Whether it be meeting for coffee on break or attending the workday, our employment professionals are here to ensure that work is an enjoyable and empowering experience. Upon employment, we offer ongoing communication with employers to proactively identify and address concerns/barriers/risks if required.
Why Choose CVE?
✔ Expert Support: Our compassionate and experienced team specializes in providing personalized assistance to candidates with disabilities. We understand the unique challenges you may face and are equipped to offer the support you need.
✔ Application Process Support: Receive guidance, resources, and valuable advice to enhance your skills, boost your confidence, and overcome potential barriers during your job search. We can identify and apply for jobs on your behalf and monitor the response from employers .
✔ Professional Resume Building: Let our resume experts help you craft a compelling and professional resume that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.
✔ Interview Preparation: Gain the confidence to shine during job interviews with our mock interview sessions and valuable feedback. We assist with making interview arrangements and can even attend the interview with you.
✔ Access to Hidden Job Market: Our extensive network of inclusive employers across various industries offers exciting job opportunities that align with your abilities.
✔ Tailored Job Matches: We believe in a personalized approach. Our team works closely with you to understand your talents, preferences, and career goals, ensuring we find the best fit for you.
✔ Workplace Accommodations: We will assist you and your potential employer in navigating workplace accommodations, making your transition into the job smooth and successful.
✔ Networking Opportunities: Connect with disability-friendly job fairs and networking events to expand your professional network and meet employers eager to hire diverse talent like you.
✔ Ongoing Support: after securing employment, our support continues. Count on us to provide guidance on career advancement, overcoming workplace challenges, and addressing any further accommodation needs.
To qualify for employment supports, you must:
· Be at least 16 years old
· Be an Ontario resident
· Be legally allowed to work in Canada
· Have a substantial physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more, and makes it hard for you to find or keep a job
Hiring Inclusively Makes Good Business Sense
Tap into the power of inclusive hiring for a stronger business. With CVE’s 30 years expertise in connecting businesses with qualified candidates who have disabilities, you can build an inclusive workplace that enhances diversity and productivity. Benefit from reduced turnover, efficient recruitment, talented local candidates, and ongoing retention support. Our clients are motivated, reliable, and adaptable, ready to contribute to your business success.
CVE supports businesses to be more diverse and effective by getting to know your business and hiring needs and coordinating access to qualified, motivated and professional candidates who have a disability. We are committed to supporting businesses to build an inclusive workplace that capitalizes on the skills and qualifications of people with disabilities. Inclusive hiring can help businesses attract and retain skilled employees, and expand their range of customers and clients because a business that is accessible to employees with differing abilities is also more accessible and welcoming to potential customers and clients with disabilities.
Take advantage of coordinated access to a pool of skilled individuals who are eager to excel in their roles. Start your journey toward an inclusive and thriving workforce with CVE.