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Job Number:  45277
Employment Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
(61 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Sechelt Salary: $21.94 hourly

About Open Door Group:

Open Door Group is a non-profit, social enterprise that operates on the fundamental belief that all British Columbians have the right and ability to succeed.  Established in 1976, Open Door Group delivers a range of programs and services to help individuals prepare for, find and keep employment and/or develop meaningful connections in their communities.  Today, Open Door Group serves thousands of people per year in several communities throughout BC. 

As one of Canada’s Certified Great Places to Work, we pride ourselves on modelling a culture of authenticity and transparency.  Our core values are based on the genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success, and we aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve, as well as our employees. 


Position Overview:


Reporting to the Associate Program Director, the Employment Specialist assists unemployed, or underemployed, individuals to obtain employment opportunities within the community by performing duties such as assisting clients to identify suitable job options, become job ready, locating prospective employers and facilitate employment placements.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assists clients to become job-ready by performing duties such as providing coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume preparation, and interview skills and; identifying and arranging education in accordance with employment aspirations.
  2. Assists clients in job search efforts by performing duties such as facilitating a variety of job readiness and job search workshops, assisting in the preparation of resumes and cover letters, and providing support and advocacy.
  3. Collaborates with local employers to evaluate available work experience placements and jobs, matches clients in accordance with client work profiles and abilities, and markets clients to employers to secure work experience placements and employment.
  4. Applies motivational interview techniques to identify client interests, skills, suitability, and job readiness.
  5. Provides supportive employment counselling and behavioural management techniques to assist clients in establishing strategies to seek and obtain employment.
  6. Provides job and labour market information and identifies employment barriers.
  7. Provides information regarding available resources, refers to other programs and services as required, and monitors progress in those programs.
  8. Markets supported employment program to prospective candidates and employers through activities such as conducting community presentations, hosting meetings, and responding to inquiries.
  9. Evaluates client eligibility for programs and services.
  10. Liaises with the program funder and other stakeholders regarding relevant client information and to report non-compliance with program plan.
  11. Locates prospective employers in the community appropriate to clients’ work profiles by performing duties such as following up on referrals, making cold calls, networking, and developing partnerships with recruiting bodies and employment programs.
  12. Follows up with employers to ensure work experience placements and employment agreements are established and maintained, and to monitor the quality of placements.
  13. Assists employers to work with clients by performing duties such as providing education and information and advising on clients’ special needs.
  14. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as reports on clients' skill levels and progress towards goals and objectives. Reports back to APD regarding metrics and program progress.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Two-year diploma in Human or Social Service Program.
  • Recent, related experience of three years, including experience working with people with disabilities and barriers to employment.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Or other Qualifications determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills.
  • Knowledge of local labour market.
  • Leadership and motivational skills.
How to Apply:
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Open Door Group values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are looking for qualified individuals who represent, at all job levels, the diversity of the people we serve and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, origin and ethnic affiliations, disability, age, and religion.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please email us or contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Open Door Group team!
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Open Door Group
30th East 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5T1J4

www:   opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=44

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