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Job Number:  34860
Job Mentoring Coach/Job Developer
Job Posted: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
(55 days ago)
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: (not entered)




Job Summary: Job Mentoring Coach / Job developer is responsible for providing job mentoring services and job development/placement assistance to mature immigrants by creating partnerships with professionals/employers/businesses to allow for regular and ongoing placement of clients.  The overall goal is for long term attachment of qualified participants as quickly as possible to the labour market. This includes working with program staff to find the ideal match between participants’ needs, abilities, action plan goals and the employer’s desired list of qualifications. This position requires strong marketing and relationship building skills along with a solid knowledge of job development strategies. The Job Mentoring Coach / Job developer is service centered, culturally competent and adaptable to working in a variety of settings with a diverse employer and client base.


Qualifications: Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation or Job Developer Certification is required and University Degree is preferred; 4-5 years of proven experience in job search facilitation, job mentoring, job development and work placement, preferably in a multicultural setting working with mature immigrants is required or a suitable combination of education, training, experience and certification.  Established relationships/connections with various businesses in the community are required. Fluency in English (written, spoken) is mandatory and fluency in a second language is desirable. Valid Driver’s license with business use insurance and access to a suitable vehicle is required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and screen mentees, who are mature individuals and assess their needs and suitability to participate in the program
  • Plan the schedule for the mentoring process for each client by arranging mentorship, job shadowing, and volunteering opportunities
  • Assist clients in preparing/typing their resumes and cover letters; coach clients to develop their interviewing skills; assist clients in networking with employers
  • Help clients in setting up informational interviews and job interviews
  • Recruit and screen volunteer Mentors; contact suitable employers, business entities, professional associations, Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce for the job mentoring service and job placement; explain the basic minimum expectations to potential mentors; add selected professionals to the pool of available mentors
  • Develop and maintain contact with prospective Mentors and information providers as well as various community organizations
  • Coach and follow up on one-on-one matching program between Mentors and mentees
  • Participate in the marketing and promotional activities individually and as conducted jointly by staff; distribute flyers to employers, community agencies, organizations and employment centres to promote the program
  • Contact employers in the target market by making presentations to groups, meeting with employers one-on-one, and conducting direct-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborate with participants and Project Staff to develop participant profiles to effectively promote specific participants to employers
  • Provide job leads to participants corresponding to their individual skills and abilities and assist participants with preparation for and debriefing of interviews
  • Market services to employers and community groups to increase awareness and benefits of hiring this client group
  • Liaise with local communities for the service region of Surrey, Delta, Langley, White Rock, South Vancouver and Richmond
  • Monitor the progress of the clients during and after the intervention and provide regular and timely feedback about the progress of clients to the Program Coordinator
  • Compile and prepare program statistics and monthly participation and follow up report for submission to the management and funders
  • Organize Mentor Appreciation Event
  • Participate in organizing the Annual PICS Mega Job Fair and monthly Job Fairs
  • Conduct presentations to agencies and immigrant groups
  • Travel as needed within the service area for delivering job mentoring and job placement service; work outside of normal working hours, if needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Job placement and /or recruiting experience
  • Marketing and promotional techniques
  • Local and regional labour market and economic conditions
  • Government and community service providers

As well as:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment and technology
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Criminal Records Check


Employer:                   Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Closing Date:               12:00 noon on Friday, May 26, 2017


How to Apply:             Please submit a resume and cover letter to PICS HR Department at .


(PICS is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.)


Please note: This is a 4-month term position with a possibility of extension up to two years

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
PICS HR Department
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
205 - 12725 80 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6

Tel: 604-596-7722
Fax: 604-596-7721

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