What is Pre-Employment Supports (PES)?
PES is a new program within the Lac La Ronge Indian Band that consists of a continuum of services and programming aimed at increasing an Income Assistance client’s employability by addressing barriers to employment. PES provides client supports specific to the individual client, within a service delivery case management model, to 18-64 year old Income Assistance clients living on reserve to prepare them for the workforce.
PES Case Workers provide individualized assessments and develop Mandatory Action Plans that will identify how a client plans to remove barriers to employment and develop the necessary skills and enter educational programs that lead to training and employment. (AANDC, 2014)
What other incentives does the Pre-Employment Supports offer?
PES will pay for childcare while attending training or workshops. A training allowance may be provided on top of the Income Assistance already received. PES will be offering job readiness programming. PES Supports The following are some possible services and programming that PES may offer in order to increase their clients’ employability:
Literacy Courses • Budgeting • Work Skills Training • Safety Ticket Training • Driver’s Education • GED/ABE • Obtaining Identification Cards
Staff Contact Information:
Main Office: Social Development
Phone: (306)425-4077 Fax: (306)425-3634
Nina Bird, PES Coordinator
Walter Charles, La Ronge PES Caseworker
Marlene Mirasty, La Ronge PES Support Worker
Karen Adam, Sucker River & Grandmother’s Bay PES Caseworker
Stanley Mission Band Hall: (306)635-4686
Mary McKenzie, Stanley Mission PES Caseworker
Tracy Cook, Stanley Mission PES Support Worker
Hall Lake Band Office: (306)425-4797
Charlene Charles, Hall Lake PES Caseworker
Little Red River Band Office: (306)982-2499
Audrey Kingfisher, Little Red River PES Caseworker