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Looking to hire a " Special needs child " for part time work at the shop. Must like motorcycles and cannot be afraid of dogs. I've done lot's of volunteer work in the past with " Special needs kid's " and I like the atmosphere they provide. If they need rides to work we'll help with that also.

We're coming into busy season and need some extra help.

PM or call the shop 604 244 7666.
 

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Contact the local high schools. The high school I graduated from had the special needs students do co-op programs as part of their schooling. They got credits for working a certain number of hours at local businesses. I think they also had some say in where they got to work.
 

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Contact the local high schools. The high school I graduated from had the special needs students do co-op programs as part of their schooling. They got credits for working a certain number of hours at local businesses. I think they also had some say in where they got to work.
Good idea . I'm hoping for a kid with parents into biking
 

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Thats awesome of you, I work with special needs people but I am on the Island or I would have a few names for you. Good on ya!
 

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If you can't be helpful don't post.

I will continue to delete any posts in this thread that are not helpful. Some things are serious and this is one of the few. If you can't contribute go post in Dalton's.
 

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dude, i can understand that, but don't you remember what bill posted a while back, how it was just slightly reworded? this thread reminded me of that, and it made me laugh.
 

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I agree, kids and adults with "special needs" add a unique and fun atomsphere to the work place. Take the edge off of things IMO.
 

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good cause and all, but what did Bill do with the last one?

edit: where is he/she now?
 

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5thgear is a fun and unique place to work, so everyone wins! :D
 

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Bill, I understand you seriously take on special needs kids in your business and I commend you for it.
Everyone wins by you taking such initiative.
Seriously though, what happens with the process?

I would have thought you just find a kid that works out and he/she stays long term like any other employee.
Do you typically have more of a rotation? Do they just get to help out for a summer or something like that?
 

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Most special needs kid's come in on Saturdays to help out. It depends on what there capable of some kid's can only stay for 4 hrs or ?? who knows there all unique.

I use to help train kid's to ride horses for therapy and hired others at other jobs I've had. Now that I run my own business I've been wanting to hire a special needs kid for quite some time.
 

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how far would you be able to go to pick up? I can ask a friend about her brother. He is in his 20's, but he is a little slower. His mental capacity is more of a 17 yr old. Really nice guy. I know he does have a job right now.
 

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My oldest son is special needs, in and out of Children for the last few years in the psych department.

He's terrified of dogs, so he's probably not an option, but from the father of a special needs kid, thanks!
 
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