The Regina Work Preparation Centre Inc.
Business Re-Open Plan for COVID-19
Client Information Package
Updated March 2021
Protocols for Access to Services at Work Prep:
The Regina Work Preparation Centre Inc. (Work Prep) strives to continue offering essential services, while ensuring the safety of our staff, clients and greater community. To achieve this goal, Work Prep has implemented modifications to service delivery:
Entrance to the building:
- Access to in-person services will be by appointment only. Phone and video services will still be encouraged, where appropriate.
- The Computer Resource Centre will be closed for walk in services.
- Individuals accessing services may only attend the office for their appointment no more then 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Only one person at a time will be permitted into the building, others must wait outside maintaining proper physical distancing of 6ft.
- The waiting room will be closed, and anyone accompanying an individual for services will not be permitted to enter the building.
- It is recommended that all individuals planning on attending the office complete the Government of Saskatchewan’s online COVID-19 Screening Tool prior to attending the office.
- All individuals accessing services who attend the office will be greeted by a staff member who will walk them through the requirements to move forward with their appointment.
- Individuals will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry
- Individuals will have their temperature taken
- Individuals will complete a symptomatic screening questionnaire.
- If an individual has a fever over 38 degrees and/or answers yes to any of the questions, services will not proceed.
- Individuals who appear symptomatic upon arrival at Work Prep or become sick while at the office, or disclose that they are required to self-isolate under Public Health Authority orders, will have their service concluded immediately and will exit the building.
Public Access Washrooms:
- Public access washrooms will not be available for individuals attending appointments.
- Clients attending groups will be able to access designated washrooms. Clients will be expected to sanitize and disinfect washroom stalls and touch surfaces following their use. Expectations around cleaning and disinfecting will be shared with groups on the first day.
- Physical distancing must be followed during group and appointments, with individuals seated comfortably 6 ft. away from each other. Floor decals will be placed in staff offices and group rooms to ensure proper physical distancing while attending group activities and appointments.
- Plexi-glass barriers have been installed in the Computer Resource Centre, reception and group room areas.
- One way traffic has been implemented in hallways.
- Clients and staff will be required to wear a mask when in the office. Individuals may choose to wear their own mask or Work Prep will provide a disposable mask.
- Clients attending the office for group learning will be required to wear a disposable mask provided by Work Prep.
Food and Drink:
- Work Prep will not be supplying coffee or water for individual appointments.
- Individuals attending appointments cannot bring any outside food or drink into the building.
- Individuals attending group may bring their own drinks and food, so long as it is individually packaged. For individuals attending a group, Work Prep can provide bottled water, or individual bottles to be refilled in the tap (not in the staff room). Coffee will not be provided for groups.
- Individuals attending group cannot share food or drink and are responsible to dispose of their own garbage and sanitize and disinfect any surfaces touched.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Work Prep has increased cleaning and sanitization of our office and equipment to ensure the safety of individuals accessing our services.
COVID-19 Visitor Screening Questionnaire:
We require you to fill out the below questionnaire to assist in determining your ability to attend Work Prep during the COVID-19 pandemic. This questionnaire will support Work prep to provide a safe environment for all staff, clients and community attending the office.
All visitors must:
- Be expected to pre-schedule appointments.
- Sign in and out. Documenting arrival and exit times (if entering the building).
- Use hand sanitizer and have their temperature taken.
- Be escorted by staff to their office for an appointment, and escorted out by staff at the end of the appointment.
The information in this questionnaire will be used and disclosed solely for the purpose of determining ability to attend Work Prep during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1. Do you have any of the following symptoms which are new or worsened if associated with allergies, chronic or pre-existing conditions?|
|– A fever greater than > 38 C|
|– Are you feeling feverish?|
|– Do you have the chills?|
|– New or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?|
|– Fatigue or weakness|
|– New onset of cough or worsening of cough?|
|– Muscle and body aches?|
|– New loss of taste or smell?|
|– Gastrointestinal symptoms(abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting?)|
|2. Have you felt very unwell, with symptoms not related to pre-existing medical conditions in the last 24 hours?|
|3. Have you returned to Canada from outside of the country (including the USA) in the last 14 days?|
|4. Have you, or anyone in your household been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to have a case of COVID-19?|
|5. Are you currently being investigated as a suspect case of COVID-19?|
|6. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.|
|7. Have you been told by a medical professional to isolate yourself in the last 14 days?|
If you answer “yes” to any of the above, you are not permitted to attend your appointment or enter the building at this time and you must contact 811 to determine your need for COVID-19 testing.
If you answer “no” to all of the above, you can proceed with your visit.
Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19. There are a variety of volunteer and paid positions available.
The Red Cross will use their experience and expertise to support and augment existing services where needed including testing, vaccinations, outbreak crisis management, long term care, contact tracing and more.
To help meet needs in COVID second wave, and to learn more about these roles and services, see a full list of roles and descriptions and submit an application, please visit redcross.ca.
You can also find current postings on our job hut.
Work Prep is thrilled to announce the receipt of $15,000 from the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation. The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation, a private foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan was established by the late Lorne and Evelyn Johnson to respond to the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.
This money will be used to upgrade our computer technology in the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre and Computer Classroom. These upgrades will support Work Prep to continue serving job seekers on their journey to employment by providing access to new and efficient technology to support their job search and learning and development activities that will support their employment goals. As Work Prep expands our programs to continue adding innovative service delivery, assessment and learning tools through an e-learning and online format, we rely on the use of efficient and up to date technology to ensure success in our program delivery. These tools will successfully support job seekers to development skills and knowledge that will support future employment opportunities.
Work Prep is pleased to host a webinar to introduce the NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard. Help us to celebrate Canada Career Month by attending this interactive Webinar to experience ColourSpectrums ON THE MOVE.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 18, 2020 09:00 -10:00 am Saskatchewan
Topic: NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard for Career Exploration
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Join Rob Chubb, the founding director of ColourSpectrums, for an introduction and demonstration of the Career Dashboard Tool. The dashboard is a culmination of 20 years of research and experience. This powerful tool merges the well known ColourSpectrums Personality Styles model with the qualitative analysis of the 500 Unit Groups in National Occupational Classification (NOC): Canada’s national system for describing occupations.
This user-friendly interactive dashboard searches and analyzes 500 National Occupational Classifications to identify NOC unit groups that match clients’ ColourSpectrums profiles.
Learn how the ColourSpectrums Career Development Training will empower you to engage clients in practical exercises and conversations that focus on:
- Job searches
- Job descriptions
- Cover letters
- Job interviews
- Interaction styles
- Work styles
- Work environment
- Communication styles
- Occupational classifications
Attend this webinar and Rob will give you access to the ColourSpectrums Career Development Dashboard so you can buckle up and take it for a test drive.
For more details on the dashboard please visit: https://www.colourspectrums.com/career-development
Work Prep is pleased to host our first webinar to introduce CareerLabs VR as a career exploration tool in Saskatchewan. Please join us and pass on to your networks!
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 10, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Saskatchewan
Topic: Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers
Register in advance for this webinar:
Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers
At Regina Work Prep Centre we have recently introduced a new tool in career exploration!
CareerLabsVR a immersive virtual reality tool provides users the opportunity to explore, learn and discover a variety of career options through the immersive power of virtual reality. This virtual reality (VR) system not only gives job seekers tailored career information, but also the ability to see, hear, and experience the job… without ever leaving the Career Practitioner’s office.
CareerLabsVR allows the job seeker to immerse themselves in a career experience, something that has been missing from traditional career decision-making methods. Research indicates that 90% of what we see and do is retained, making CareerLabsVR incredibly beneficial in involving job seekers.
This webinar will explain how Career Practitioners and Employers can use Virtual Reality (VR) as a Career Exploration tool in ways that didn’t exist before or were simply not a cost-effective way to explore and evaluate ones suitability and skill for a career.
Work Prep currently offers 15 Virtual Reality simulations that you can learn more about here: http://workprep.ca/career-simulations/
The presentation will also contain information on how you can book a time to come in and try out our VR, or have us come to you so that you can experience first hand of the advantages of this technology.
Work Prep is a proud partner of the Ministry of Immigration and Training, who provides funding to support the delivery this program.
Here are the answers to the most recent questions we posted. There are currently 5,280 positions as a Heavy Equipment Operators in Saskatchewan and an estimated 540 more new openings in the province over the next 5 years!
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being a Heavy Equipment Operator.
Learn even more about this career on our website:
Don’t forget to like and share our original Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers Facebook post to be entered into our contest!
Thanks to incredible strides in technology, you can now experience what a day in the life of a Heavy Equipment Operator is like. Before we dive into the VR side of this career, we have a few questions. How many positions do you think exists in Saskatchewan alone for this career type? And how many more positions do you think are opening up in the province over the next 5 years?
Put your guesses in the comments on our Facebook post containing this question! Every guess is entered into our contest for a $50 gift card and 1st try in the VR headset!
Don’t forget to like and share our VR announcement post on our Facebook page! Which also gets you entered in to win a gift card as well.