James - WorkBC Kamloops / Open Door Group Kamloops

James is a 22 year old male who completed the Kitchen Assistant Program at Thompson River University (TRU) in April 2015, and got a part-time job as a Dishwasher Machine Operator at the White Spot, 7 hours every Sunday.  James is intrigued by Japanese culture including the foods. He expressed keen interest in working at a Japanese Restaurant. James’ employment goal is to find another part-time job as a Dishwasher Machine Operator; 2 days/week.

james.jpgJames has valid and current Food Safe and First Aid Level 1 certificates. He’s a hard worker, takes pride in his work, has a Grade 12 Leaving Certificate, professional support (Social Worker through Nlha’7kapmx Child & Family Services; social activities/employment Counselling through Community Inclusion; Home Share Services through Thompson Community Services Home Share) and previous employment experiences. His long term goal is to pursue university training in Japanese Language.

James is a Person with a Disability with associated speaking/communications challenges, memory and cognitive difficulties. He sought help from Speech Language Pathologist in high school. James was transferred over to Job Development Services in Sept 2015 met with Boston Pizza regarding employment.  James was offered a job.  He works 3 days a week and his job developer provides Job Maintenance every 2 weeks. 

James was asked about the services he received at Open Door Group and his response was “It’s OKAY”.  For James OKAY has lots of meaning. He has limited communication abilities. 

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