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Host Chapter: Halifax, Annapolis Valley, Cape Breton Region, Truro Categories: Adults

Employment: General Support

The General Employment Support team at Autism Nova Scotia is a part of the larger employment and community transitions department. The team is made up of four staff within Nova Scotia; you will find them in Annapolis Valley, Cape Breton Region, Halifax, and Truro. These staff seek to connect working-age adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum to community-based supports based on their individual wants, needs, and goals in relation to employment.


Description:


General employment support can range from:

  • Connecting individuals to pre-employment and employment readiness programs and services 
  • Connecting individuals to employment agencies for case management and career counselling support 
  • Adding individuals to our Job Seekers Database to gain access to inclusive employment opportunities 
  • Providing pre employment coaching, such as cover letter and resume support, mock interview support and direct interview support 
  • Refer individuals to other support services within the community, such as: mental health support, social programming, and more 
  • Provide connections to assist individuals with post-secondary education

Ages/Life Stage:

15+

Locations:

  • Annapolis Valley
  • Cape Breton Region 
  • Halifax 
  • Truro

Application:


Annapolis Valley:
Annapolis Valley Application

Cape Breton Region: Cape Breton Region Compass

Halifax: Halifax Compass

Truro: Truro Application

The Compass Terms of Use

The Compass Terms of Use

Contact:


Annapolis Valley

Emelia Visca, Autism Outreach and Employment Support Coordinator
evisca@autismns.ca


Cape Breton Region
Winter Cullen, Labour Market Facilitator
wcullen@autismns.ca 


Halifax
Haley Leonard, Autism Outreach Coordinator
hleonard@autismns.ca


Truro
Angela Ettinger,Autism Outreach and Employment Support Coordinator 
aettinger@autismns.ca 

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