Active Employment Services for Adults (AESA)

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Program Overview

Section Content: Active Employment Services for Adults assists adults 18+ living with a disability in accessing support and employment in central Alberta.  Assistance is provided to individuals who are unemployed or marginally employed through their participation in a structured program, which leads to employment or involvement with further training. The program offers

  • Group learning in variety of topics to promote preparedness for the labour market
  • Individualized assistance from an employment specialist to personalize work search
  • Direct marketing assistance to connect with employment
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Group learning opportunities
Personalized work search
Connect with employment

What to Expect

  • Group workshops augmented with one-on-one support
  • Career planning and research 
  • Resume development
  • Interview techniques
  • Job search strategies
  • Employer contacts and marketing supports
  • Connection to additional resources
  • Ongoing communication between the client and their employer
  • Addressing employment-related barriers to achieving employment goals

Who is this program for?

Adults 18 years of age or older living with a disability and residing in central Alberta who are unemployed or marginally employed and seeking opportunities to gain employment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to participate in the full 26 weeks of the program before I can secure employment?

No, the program is designed to be flexible based on the individual needs of each participant; depending on the need of each individual, some participants may access the full 26 weeks of service while others may not utilize the full 26 weeks of intervention.

Am I required to provide proof of my disability?

No, we do not require participants to provide proof of their disability (i.e.: doctor’s note); program eligibility is based on individuals who self-identify they live with an identifiable disability that may include Mental Health; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Physical disability; Brain Injury; Learning Disability, etc.

Am I required to travel to Red Deer in order to access the group workshops?

To augment services, EPSS will deliver structured group workshops focusing on developing employability skills in a group setting. We recognize that in some situations individuals may be unable to attend workshops and group activities therefore; we will provide alternative ways for participants to obtain the topic information.

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