Everyone should have the opportunity be an active member of their community. Having a job is an important part of establishing social roles, personal well-being, and being part of the community. We encourage people to pursue employment. Shadowfax is committed to providing people the supports they want and need to obtain a job that matches their interests and abilities.
Employment Specialists help with every aspect of job finding and development so that each person finds a job that suits that person. Each person’s interests, job preferences and skills are explored and assessed. Volunteer opportunities may be used towards future job skill development in addition to expanding the person’s awareness of jobs related to the volunteer experience. Community outings may be used to help each person to identify and express their interests. Employment Specialists may spend time in someone’s home setting, with family or staff, to come to understand each person’s abilities, desires, and needs through the eyes of family and friends. We work with prospective employers to best understand their processes and procedures and ways in which each person might add value through a unique engagement with that business.
After being hired, Employment Specialists guide and support each person into successful and sustainable employment. They ensure optimal teaching and training of new job skills needed and guarantee that there is good communication between the employer and the employee.
Every person will continue to be supported until they are working as independently as possible and both employer and employee are satisfied with the working relationship. We are proud of our role in helping people find their community, through employment, in the York area.