Testing that is specific and unique to each person.
To ensure a client's ability to set realistic goals based on test results that demonstrate personal strengths, capabilities and interests.
CLIENT EXPERIENCES FOLLOWING CAREERSTREAMS TESTING
Increased career search motivation.
An optimistic outlook towards their future.
Ability to say what they CAN DO.
Enthusiastically able to set and meet meaningful short and long term career goals.
Improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
This is a vital first step for anyone contemplating an initial career direction, a mid-life career change, a change in occupation due to a disability or a return to work goal. Such an assessment examines which occupations best suit a client's abilities, interests and personality.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS ANALYSIS
The information is taken from the clients past vocational history and does not include Interest and/or aptitude tests. It can be with a client visit or not, cost is the same. We utilize programs that consider physical capabilities and all are Canadian based. The TSA would be used when the client has a strong vocational history or when any alternate employment options need to be determined.
COMPREHENSIVE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS ANALYSIS
This is a TSA including vocational testing specifically designed to the client's needs. It can include interest, aptitude as well as tests that assess the 3R's. There is also a full comprehensive interview with the client. It can be used when there is a limited vocational history or to assist the client in making appropriate career change choices.
LABOUR MARKET SURVEY
CareerStream's vocational rehabilitation specialists contact local employers, survey employment trends and assess the latest labour market statistical studies to determine both the viability of and anticipated earnings for specific vocations in the labour market in particular geographic locations. Resources include Dunn & Bradstreet and Human Resources Development Canada, Scott's Directories and local newspaper information.
EMPLOYMENT SEARCH SKILLS BUILDING (ESSB) / (1 & 4 WEEK)
CareerStream's ESSB (Job Search Techniques Programs and Services) are offered to clients who cannot return to their previous occupation and require skills to assist in securing new employment. Our program includes: resume preparation, interview techniques (including mock interviews), Internet access, resource opportunities, networking and hidden job market opportunities as well as time management training. Our four-week program also includes job placement assistance, additional workshops and a customized action planner.
The rehabilitation counsellor will contact the client; identify the client's transferable skills and alternative employment opportunities. This report will include a transferable skills analysis and up-to-date personal, vocational and medical information.
VOCATIONAL & PSYCHO-VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
CareerStream's vocational assessments include testing of the client's interests, abilities and aptitudes. The testing evaluates the client's potential for retraining and evaluation of aptitude barriers to rehabilitation. This assessment lists potential job options for the individual and recommendations for their achievement. The psycho-vocational assessment consists of a clinical review and psychometric investigation of the client’s innate intellectual capacity, core academic skills, vocational interests, aptitudes, and transferable skills. It also measures the likelihood for learning disabilities, depression, as well as personality outcomes and their impact on present and future vocational outcomes.
This includes a full vocational assessment plus a detailed assessment of local employment opportunities, wages, and availability (Labour Market Survey). The labour market information is based on NOC and employer contacts within the job seeker's geographic area. It outlines salary levels, physical demands of the job as well as hiring trends.