Employment Readiness Program

This 5 week Employment Readiness Program is designed to accommodate those clients wishing to improve their employability following treatment and is an integral part of our 70-day Intensive Treatment Program . Admission to this part of the program is contingent on the client’s engagement in the first five weeks of the Intensive Treatment Program. The program consists of multiple interventions that will support the clients as they transition from residential treatment to community attachment, education or training programs, social service community connections and/or housing supports.

Reintegration into the community as productive, employable citizens should be the goal of those enrolled in this part of our program.

Residents will be provided with the following interventions and/or workshops to support them in achieving their employment goal:

  • Intensive Group Therapy (including Trauma and Grief and Loss)
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Life Management Series (S.O.B.E.R Skills)
  • Mindfulness Exercises
  • Literacy Teaching (Reading, Writing and Comprehension)
  • Goal Setting and Electronic Vision/Dream Boards
  • Values Inventory
  • WorkBC  – Case Manager itinerant services and supports
  • Career Decision Making
  • Career / Vocational  Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Labour Market Information
  • Effective Job Search Strategies
  • Preparing a job ready resume
  • Bus ticket program: provided by the United Way of the Fraser Valley
  • Guest Speaker:  The BC Centre for Abilities – Opportunities Funds
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of disclosing a disability to a potential employer
  • Criminal Record and Employment
  • Job Maintenance
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Fitness and Mobility
  • Running Club
  • Nature Walking Club
  • Aboriginal Teaching
  • Industry Training Authority – ITA provides iterate services to residence seeking information on how to enter into trades training

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During my five weeks in the pre-employment program I was encouraged to find direction and purpose. The experience was helpful for my self-esteem and confidence levels. Between Laura’s wealth of knowledge and Keith’s daily motivational groups, I would recommend the program to anyone who is ready to take the steps necessary in a structured recovery environment. JM

Soon after completing the Enhanced Employment program I was registered in a technical course with funds provided by this program and I had a part-time job! Between the course manager, Laura Elout and all the staff at Work BC, everything just happened. A special thank you also goes out to the staff from Kinghaven, ITA, Kat, and Keith for the inspiration. Thanks again! JB

During this exceptional five week program I not only learned and developed fundamental skills and tools for use on my future career path, I most importantly became more confident, driven and self-assured while going through the process. That is the biggest gift of all. Thank you. KR

Who, where, what, how and why I ended up the way I was were the questions I’ve asked myself for a lifetime. Through Kinghaven my questions were answered. Through their diverse, unique and expansive program, equipped with all-star staff, team and counsellors I rediscovered myself and found a new way to live. With NA/AA meetings, fitness classes, co-dependency classes, S.M.A.R.T. meetings, a mindfulness program, walking clubs, running clubs, soccer, softball, basketball and the Enhanced Employment Program I absolutely couldn’t fail. That’s why I say to anyone new or thinking about going to Kinghaven, success is there if you want it. Stop thinking about it and just do it! SJ