Relationships are important to the team at PPRC. We spend approximately four years with each client from the employment planning stage, through the 13 weeks of employment, to the 33-month follow-up period in which we provide ongoing support.
Our employment process begins with a preliminary interview. We discuss each client’s work history, interests, education, medical history, and disability adjustment issues. Most importantly, we focus on their abilities as opposed to their limitations. We determine a realistic employment goal that fits their abilities, their interests, and the types of opportunities that are available in the current marketplace.
Our involvement with clients does not end when they are placed in a job. We provide ongoing support during and after their placement. In the rare occurrence that a placement is not working out, we will intervene to help resolve any vocationally-related problems and find a more ideal situation for our client.
PPRC provides application support and help with navigating the employment paperwork and disability forms. PPRC also provides vocational rehabilitation, career coaching, and skills development training to our clients, as needed.
As an approved service provider working in conjunction with the Ontario Disability Support Program, Employment Supports, PPRC is well versed with the program. We understand that the Ontario disability forms and paperwork can be intimidating to newcomers. We offer assistance and support to our clients who need to complete the Application for Employment Supports paperwork to ensure that the completion of this documentation is the first step to their successful return to work.
Due to new technologies, advanced medical treatments, and skills development training, individuals who self-identify as living with a disability or injury are able to return to the workforce more quickly and effectively than ever before. PPRC helps evaluate and coordinate services to assist people who self identify as living with a disability in coping with barriers resulting from such factors as cognitive and learning difficulties, psychological conflict or distress, or the loss of physical or functional ability.
PPRC offers vocational rehabilitation services to assist individuals who self-identify as living with a disability or injury with reintegration into the work environment. We provide a strong support system to our clients in Ottawa and the surrounding areas who want to find a job.
Our vocational rehabilitation approach includes one-on-one career planning and assistance to deal with systemic and environmental barriers. We also provide guidance through the maze of the employment service process and help with the development of an individualized plan to meet the needs of both the client and their prospective employer.
PPRC provides career coaching, advising, educating, and consulting services to our clients to help them adjust to a new position and attain productivity levels that match other employees. We liaise with both our client and their employer to ensure that the employment relationship is progressing in a positive direction. PPRC will provide support for both parties: we assist our clients with the development of relevant work habits and soft skills, and we educate the employer on how to assist the person by removing barriers to employment.
Skills Development Training
PPRC helps clients living with disabilities establish a career goal and secure job training opportunities to prepare clients for their return to the workplace.
In some cases, our clients will require upskilling, such as job skills training courses, work experience, on-the-job training with an employer, and specialized computer or technological training. Such skills training will allow them to test out their abilities and interests, assess or develop work habits or skills, physical or emotional tolerances, and obtain current work experience, training, and/or references.