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Job Number:  42377
Leading Employment Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 2 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
(in 13 days)
Delta Community Living Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Delta Salary: $18.15

We are seeking a LEAP Assistant for a special project. The person will work 35 hours every week with our LEAP (Leading Employment Achieving Possibilities) youth with disabilities employment program (occasional Saturdays). You will ensure the well being of the youth we support by promoting community employment and preparedness. This unique youth employment project is enhanced through the support of community Peer Mentors matched to each youth. This position works closely with all members of LEAP including the students, Peer Mentors, family, employment team and the Delta School District.


Working with the team, the successful candidate will:

  • Be responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of youth with developmental disabilities and perspective employers.
  • Acts as an ambassador promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace
  • Assist youth with disabilities with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, and interview skills
  • Support or lead weekly employment classes
  • Guide and support a team of community Peer Mentors
  • Maintains all records necessary

Skills and abilities include:

  • Ability to facilitate pre-employment training sessions to prepare job seekers for employment and may include: interview skills, resume preparation, career exploration, job club activities, job shadowing. Conduct assessments to identify each person’s skills, interest and career goals.
  • A strong commitment and ability to promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team setting, with an emphasis on leadership, self-initiative, patience, maturity and tact.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy including use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Fosters positive and professional relationships with DCLS staff, Delta School District Staff, job seekers, families, service providers, agencies, community organizations and business community that enhance and develop strong working relationships/partnerships.
  • Promotes cooperation and communication between individuals being supported, families, advocates, volunteers, community agencies, vocational placements, and professional support staff.


Applicants must have been a student this past year and returning to full time post secondary status in September (full time defined as a minimum of 8 units).  Must be between the ages of 19 and 30.

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
www:   www.dcls.ca

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