How We Can Help
Pathways Clubhouse strongly believes that members should have the opportunity to return to paid employment and so we offer the following programs to help achieve this goal.
The Transitional Employment Program or TEP is an opportunity for members to re-enter the paying work force with optimum support from the clubhouse. TEP is a right of all members who participate in the work-ordered day and who have the desire to work.
Pathways Clubhouse staff and members secure entry-level positions in various businesses in Richmond and Vancouver. Staff will screen and learn the position and then train a member in that job site. If members are unable to work for whatever reason, Pathways Clubhouse will fill-in for that member. TEP sites are 6 to 9 months in length, and pay regular wages.
TEP allows members to try various jobs, without the stress of interviews, being trained by strangers, and the worry of losing a job because of absenteeism. Once members have completed a TEP site, they may go onto another TEP site or seek independent employment.
Supported Employment is jobs in business and industry in the community. SE jobs are not time-limited and are either part-time or full-time. SE jobs are at the employer’s place of business and pay the prevailing wage. SE is ideal for those members who already have a career in mind and need help with educating employers about mental illness and job accommodations. Clubhouse staff will help with the interview process and on the job training but do not provide absence coverage.
Independent employment helps people return to competitive employment in the community. Help for finding work includes:
Job Leads & Development
Advocacy for Benefits
Labour Market Information
The clubhouse will also provide the support and resources for any other needs members may experience during the job search.
Our monthly employment dinner focuses on a variety of employment issues brought up by the group. It is an opportunity to explore and exchange information and ideas regarding employment. It is also a time to support those who are working as well as meet new people. Employment dinners are held the third Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm.