Employment: Ready, Willing & Able

Ready, Willing & Able – BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE LABOUR FORCE

How it works:  Many employers are interested in diversifying their workforce, however, they don’t know where to start….  READY, WILLING AND ABLE CAN HELP.

If you are ‘ready, willing and able’ to hire on Prince Edward Island, here’s how it works in 7 easy steps.

  1. Contact Lori MacMillan, Labour Market Facilitator and her know you’re interested!   She can be reached at (902) 394-7555 or via email at rwa@peiacl.org.
  2. Lori will then meet with you and explain the intent and scope of RWA, get details of your hiring process, such as types of jobs available, required qualifications, number of resumes expected, etc. You will also be introduced to the local employment agency that will assist in filling your vacancy.
  3. Our local partner employment agency will identify candidates who have the skill sets and interests that match your needs and forward resumes for your consideration.
  4. You will screen applications and conduct interviews as per your typical recruitment process. Lori can provide assistance with the interview process if needed.
  5. Once a successful candidate is hired, we will work together to identify any additional supports required (initially or on an ongoing basis) to ensure your employee’s success. This might involve provision of a job coach, physical accommodations, equipment, etc.
  6. Your new employee begins work! The local employment agency will maintain contact to provide support and troubleshoot if and as required.
  7. Lori will also follow up to ensure that the process has been successful and provide any additional support you might need.

One of the primary goals of Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is to increase the employment rate of people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by engaging employers and helping them understand the value of hiring people with disabilities. RWA recognizes that there are several conditions or key elements that need to be in place in order for an inclusive and effective labour market to develop and be sustained.

Funded by the Government of Canada and active in 20 communities across the country, RWA is a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDAhttp://readywillingable.ca/contact-us/) and their member organizations.

If you’re interested in learning more about inclusive hiring contact Lori today.  #rwa  #inclusion #jointhemovement