CUSTOM FIT INCLUSION & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES2022-11-10T21:27:39+00:00

Project Description

CUSTOM FIT INCLUSION AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

We believe an inclusive community benefits everyone.  Custom Fit Inclusion & Employment (CFIT) provides person centered supports to promote well-being, inclusion, and belonging for adults with diverse abilities.  This program is funded through Community Living BC.

  • Our Community Inclusion Program supports individuals in their communities to learn, connect, and belong. CFIT offers small group and individualized activities in the areas of life skills enhancement, health, education, volunteering, social and recreation.
  • Our Supported Living/Outreach program supports individuals to grow independent living skills their homes and communities. Support Workers visit people regularly to teach and assist domestic life skills such as cooking, cleaning, home maintenance, budgeting, organization, and safety.
  • Our employment program assists job seekers to secure and maintain meaningful employment. Services include job development, job site training, and job supports. The CFIT team uses a process of discovery to identify a job seeker’s skills, abilities, and preferences and then partners with local businesses to determine how to best meet their business needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO WE INVOLVE YOU IN THE DECISION MAKING?2017-08-31T17:46:24+00:00

The service provided by Custom Fit Inclusion & Employment is person-centered. In other words your needs and preferences guide any services we offer. Families and support networks are invited to participate during intake and regular review meetings.  Communication with you and your families and support networks is ongoing and encouraged.

HOW LONG CAN I RECEIVE SERVICES?2022-10-31T22:31:27+00:00

Service delivery is determined on an individual basis. It may be ongoing or for a limited period.  It is important to discuss these options with your CLBC Facilitator and the Manager of Custom Fit Employment Services.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SERVICE?2017-08-31T17:48:25+00:00

There may be a wait-time for referral to receive service.  Once a  referral is made, there may be a 30-day wait period before we can first meet.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES AND HOW MUCH DOES SERVICES COST?2017-08-31T17:49:52+00:00

Services are referral-based through Community Living British Columbia. The service is free of charge; however, work-related expenses, such as transportation to and from work, are the responsibility of the individual receiving service.

WHAT IS CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT?2017-08-31T17:50:38+00:00

Customized Employment is a system that uses a process of discovery to identify your unique skills and abilities to find the best opportunity for you. We match the talents of the person to a specific job.

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES IF I RECEIVE SERVICES FROM CFIT?2017-08-31T17:54:09+00:00
  • participate in planning my services
  • communicate my desires  for my goals and needs
  • meet with CFIT staff and participate in activities that I have identified as my goals and needs.
  • be reliable and respectful of meeting times
  • be kind to the people helping me
  • wear appropriate clothing and maintain good hygiene prior to engaging in community activities
  • clearly identify parts of my schedule that I cannot change
  • be honest and truthful about interests, skills, abilities and challenges.  (All information provides CFIT staff a clearer picture of you and helps us assist you better.)
  • ask for help when I need it
  • inform a CFIT staff member if my needs change
  • communicate with a CFIT staff member if I feel uncomfortable or don’t want to do something

 

100-205 Hall Street, Nelson, BC

Zhenia Salikin, CFIT Manager at zhenia@nelsoncares.ca

250.352.6011 ext 5270

CUSTOM FIT OFFICE HOURS:

By Appointment Only
Mondays to Thursdays 8.30-4.00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm 

We are available Monday-Friday to provide individualized supports

 ENTERPRISING

CFIT OPERATES TWO SOCIAL ENTERPRISES WHICH EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES:

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CFIT IS FUNDED BY:

 

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