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Employment Coaching

Autism Nova Scotia offers employment coaching to Autistic individuals/individuals on the autism spectrum. Employment coaches can support job seekers and employees in searching for, starting, and maintaining employment, accessing accommodations and communication in the workplace.


Age/Life Stage:

Autistic job seekers and employees 

Location:

In-person employment coaching is available in Halifax Regional Municipality 
Virtual employment coaching is available across Nova Scotia 

Pre Employment

An employment staff member can support you with: 

  • Resume and cover letter building 
  • Mock interview 
  • Direct interview support 
  • Job searching and application support 

For pre employment support, contact: 

Lindsay Feit, Program Educator 

lfeit@autismns.ca 902-706-7398 

Application Form

Apply Here

Employment Program Application Form  

If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact Lindsay.  

 

Employment Coaching:

An employment coach supports an employee in-person (in the workplace or in community) or virtually. Employment Coaching is person-tailored based on an individual’s goals and support needs. Some examples of what an Employment Coach may support a person with, include: 

  • Strategies to complete tasks efficiently 
  • Communication with coworkers, supervisors, etc. 
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities of a job 
  • Building self-advocacy skills 
  • Requesting accommodations 

On the Job 

An employment coach will accompany you to your workplace and transition out as you are feeling more confident and comfortable in your role. 

Off the Job 

An employment coach will meet with you virtually or on the phone for 1-2 hours per week to support you in gaining or maintaining employment. Your employment coach will create lesson plans based on your employment goals.  

For on or off the job support, contact: 

Emilee Wood, Program Coordinator

ewood@autismns.ca 902-706-7321 

Requesting Employment Coaching:

To request Employment Coaching, please click the link below and fill out the Employment Program Application Form. 

Employment Program Application Form  

If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact Emilee Wood, Coaching & Supports Coordinator. 

Contact:

Emilee Wood, Coaching & Supports Coordinator


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