Avalon Employment Inc. 

Address: 277 Water Street, Suite 301 St. John’s, NL A1C 6K1 

Tel: (709) 579-4866
Email: services@avalonemploy.com 
Fax: (709) 579-4892 
Website: www.avalonemploy.com
Facebook: @avalonemploymentinc 
Twitter: @avalonemploy 
Instagram: @Avalonemploy 

Mandate:

Avalon Employment Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers employment services to individuals with barriers to employment due an intellectual disability.  

Avalon Employment has been securing paid, meaningful employment in St. John’s and surrounding areas since 1992. 

Target Population:

Individuals 18 years of age or older seeking employment with a primary diagnosis of an Intellectual disability.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

Supported Employment 

  • Job Seekers participate in an intake process that is carried out by our Career Development Coordinators. This process helps determine an individual’s job skills, goals and support needs 
  • Supported Employment provides persons with an Intellectual disability, an equal opportunity to find meaningful and rewarding employment 
  • Consideration is given to the individual’s abilities and strengths as well as their own personal interests – employment services are individualized. 
  • Employer is responsible for employee wages and to follow and uphold Labour standards 
  • Once a job seeker has secured employment, Avalon Employment offers ongoing support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the duration of the employment 
  • Types of Support: Job Coach, In-House 

Autism Employment Pilot 

  • Pilot aims to assist persons with autism spectrum disorder obtain meaningful, long term employment 
  • Through session based professional development, the pilot intends to support the participating job seekers through the job searching process, developing and improving upon social and communicative goals and in preparing a personalized employee tool kit which will provide strategies and accommodations to encourage independence and success in the workplace 
  • Participating Job Seekers under this pilot are 18 years of age or older and have diagnosis of Autism 
  • The pilot is funded by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills with Government of Newfoundland & Labrador. 

Mentor Ability 

  • Mentor Ability Canada is a National project that helps employers, people with disabilities and service providers to improve employment inclusion across Canada 
  • Helps employers to learn how to include people with disabilities in the workplace. The Mentor Ability Experience is arranged by an employment service provider and is intended to be a 1-hour to 1-day long experience, depending on what works best for the employer and the Protégé. MentorAbility is a learning experience for Protégés and Mentors. It can help you learn more about jobs that interest you, but it is not a job 
  • How Does it Work? The MentorAbility Team matches a person with a disability (called a Protégé) to an employer-mentor. MentorAbility is an opportunity for you to learn more about that employer’s workplace and/or careers in that workplace. MentorAbility Canada Project 
  • Who Can Become a Protégé? People with disabilities who are trying to decide where they want to work are welcome to participate in 

MentorAbility  

  • Clients go through a job search and job match process with the employment team. The team searches for paid employment for the client – usually in an entry- level position by approaching potential employers 
  • Employer is responsible for employee wages and to follow Labour standards. 
  • Co-worker services are graded as needed and provided until the client no longer requires this level of assistance. 
  • Support provided 24/7/365 
  • To view the criteria and the Referral Form, click here. 

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