New Leaf Employment / Pre-Employment Opportunities
Volunteering, work and education are essential elements towards recovery for individuals with mental illness. New Leaf Clubhouse offers many opportunities for clubhouse members to reach their wellness, employment and educational goals.
Employers who are looking to fill work vacancies are invited to contact the New Leaf Clubhouse at 604 526 1007. We welcome the opportunity to find an employment match with a member that will work for your business.
Pre-employment services prepare members for the work force and include.
Dress for success
Resume and cover letter writing
Career decision making
Employee rights and protections
Learning from mistakes
Self esteem and self care
Members also learn about available community resources and have access to supported job search assistance. Once on the job, they can participate in on-the-job skills training and peer mentorship activities. The New Leaf Clubhouse employment specialist meets with members individually to discuss their personal employment goals and to support them in reaching those goals.
'I's on the Street"
The "I's on the Street", is a community street cleanup program in New Westminster. This program helps and supports those who live on the streets, are at risk of homelessness and mental health clients. I's on the Street provides work and training opportunities that provide connections to the community, work experience and extra pocket money,
Sponsored and run by the New Westminster Homeless Coalition (NWHC), the I's on the Street operates three mornings a week doing street cleanup in uptown New Westminster. The "I's on the Street" is a collaborative between the NWHC and the New Westminster Business Improvement Association.
I's On the Street program is an award wining outreach/support services program that engages homeless or persons at-risk-of-being-homeless into supervised employment cleaning and tidying the streets and front of businesses. They receive wrap-around support services to be a self-supporting member of the community. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
One-on-one support provides members with the basic skills to work at a receptionist desk. Skills learned include greeting visitors, directing and keeping track of group attendance, booking appointments, answering phones and taking messages.
Snack bar training
One-on-one support offers members the basic skills required to work in a snack bar. Skills learned include customer service, inventory, using a cash register and money handling.
CAFE and kitchen DUTIES
Staff and members work together to prepare meals. Members pay a small fee for these meals. Members learn how to serve, prepare meals, food safe practices, and pre-employment skills.
Leadership development for members
One-on-one support helps individuals build their confidence by focusing on the following: maintaining mental health; consumer survivor leadership and participation; advocacy; self-help group development, and tips for preparing for and delivering presentations.
Therapeutic Volunteer Program (TVP)
Volunteering is recognized as an integral part of the recovery towards wellness. The Therapeutic Volunteer Program (TVP) provides a supportive opportunity to develop workforce readiness while engaged in a volunteer placement. The program helps individuals to develop personal life and/or pre-employment skills, and achieve greater independence and community integration. For more information, please contact our employment specialist at email@example.com