Employment Support for CCP Participants
Once the participant has been hired, CCP Staff will work with the participant, the employer and co-workers at the place of employment, ensuring that supports are in place for training and completion of essential job functions. CCP staff will analyze the work station and work tasks in relation to the participant’s challenges and needs; and then, identify any adaptations, accommodations or natural supports that will maximize the participant’s work effectiveness and efficiency. The CCP staff also take into consideration any other needs (e.g. at home or transport to and from work) that may inhibit employment success and, when considered necessary, identify off-site work supports and/or accommodations that will improve employment outcomes. In addition, CCP staff will assist with on-the-job training, as needed, and will provide job coaching to insure the participant understands and is able to fulfill all aspects of the job. If requested or needed, CCP staff will provide disability sensitivity support and training for co-workers and the employer, promoting natural supports in the work environment.
It is expected that CCP participants will achieve independence and success at work. CCP supports are all provided with ultimate independence being the goal, and the eventual transfer of on-going support and encouragement from CCP staff to co-workers, the employer and family members on the home front. For individuals with developmental disabilities, ongoing support may be provided to ensure job growth and stability over the long-term.