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Job Number:  39654
Job Developer/Facilitator
Job Posted: Friday, 10 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
(67 days ago)
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: (not entered)


Job Summary: Under the direction of the Program Coordinator of the Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals (WIMI 45+) Program; responsible for facilitation of the workshops, as well as assisting with delivery of the WIMI 45+ program; including recruiting suitable clients and providing job search assistance, counselling, coaching, mentoring and placement services to program clients; and preparing program reports for management and Funders.


10% to 20% of the work involves job placement/mentor pairing for participants in the Vancouver



Supervisor: Program Coordinator, WIMI 45+ Program

We are looking for staff:

  • Desire for growth
  • Positive Attitude
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coachable
  • Flexible Schedule (Full Time)
  • CCDP an Asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel and work between Vancouver and Surrey Office if required

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Deliver Life Skills and Job Search skills workshops in group settings, including but not limited to: Time and Stress Management, Self Esteem Building, Goal Setting, Career Exploration, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Employment References Preparation, Interview Techniques, Tapping the Hidden Job Market, Researching Information and Statistics, Job Maintenance, Communication, Problem Solving and Workplace Assertiveness,
  • Monitor and coach participants’ attendance and progress in workshops; assist participants in networking with employers and monitor their progress
  • Recruit, screen, and assess participants for program suitability and eligibility for the WIMI 45+ Program
  • Conduct appropriate assessment of participants’ assets, barriers, skills, education, experience, motivation, and employment readiness by using relevant assessment tools
  • Develop Return to Work Action Plans with each participant to facilitate the ongoing management of participant’s employment future
  • Create a training plan and arrange Short-Term Skills training for program participants
  • Work with participants to determine their individual needs and skills to market to employers in the labour market
  • Design, prepare and update job search material – manuals, forms, exercises, PowerPoint for workshops and handouts
  • Search and send Job Leads to participants 2 to 3 times per week
  • About 10% to 20% of the workload is to provide Job Development and Placement, related coaching and support; develop and maintain a network of resources and employer/industry contacts in support of Job Development and Placement activities (including arrangements for mentor pairing, job shadowing, for participants if required, practicum, as well as employment placements)
  • Participate in marketing and promotional activities for the program, as needed
  • Assist participants in typing, editing, correcting and making changes to all job search documents and update these in the participants’ files in the office
  • Assist participants in the implementation of the financial supports component of the program (including training allowances, and other program support payments); coordinate with PICS Accounts Department as needed
  • Follow-up with participants up to 6 months after they exit the program in order to ensure employment
  • Connect participants with appropriate community resources
  • Maintain and control access to office facilities and resources
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned from time to time

Education and Other requirements:

  • Career Development Practitioner Certificate
  • CCDP Designation is an asset
  • University Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent preferred
  • Three years proven experience/training in Career Counselling; Case Management; Job Search Facilitation; Career Development; experience in Mentor pairing for clients and Work Placement is an asset.
  • Prefer experience in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience working in environment with 45+ age client group preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Workshops Facilitation
  • Valid Drivers’ license and access to suitable vehicle is required
  • Criminal Record check


  • Fluency in English required, and second language in Chinese or Punjabi/Hindi is
  • Understanding of cultural diversity and community environment

Skills and Abilities:

  • Established relationships/connections with various businesses/employers in the community
  • Highly developed presentation/facilitation skills
  • Ability to assist clients with typing, editing documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team building skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills

Other Attributes:

(The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes)

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics and in conformance with the Code of Ethics required in the CDP field
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

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