Discover options and services for employment and support for people with disabilities through Work BC
Work BC can assist job seekers with the costs of, and support Clients and employers in, obtaining needed employment related disability supports that achieve the following objectives for the Client:
- Reduce the Client’s barriers to employment due to their disability
- Increase the Client’s ability to find, start or maintain employment
What is a disability?
Disabilities range from a physical injury, to learning difficulties, to mental illnesses. Some disabilities are easily identified; others require multiple opinions from qualified professionals.
Physical disabilities are when a person has sustained an injury that causes them to be unable to perform physical jobs as effectively as they could before the injury. These can include broken bones, arthritis, carpal tunnel, back pain, and others.
These can include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), difficulty reading, difficulty writing, and others
Mental Health Disabilities:
Mental health disabilities cover a large spectrum. Examples of mental health disabilities include depression, anxiety, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, schizophrenia, and others.
Employment Related Disability Support Types
- Assistive Devices, Equipment and Technology
- Communication and Hearing Devices
- Ergonomic Supports
- Restorative Supports
- Attendant Services
- Interpreting or Captioning
- Workplace Access and Modifications
For more information about supported hiring for people with disability please contact our Employment Services Centers to speak with a Job Development Specialist