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Job Number:  45977
Facilitator/Job Developer
Job Posted: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
(3 days ago)
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: (not entered)

Job Summary: PICS Employment for Youth through Social Innovation Program will deliver four intakes of Group-based Employability Skills (6 weeks) followed by Work Experience (16 weeks) in a Social Enterprise to 40 youth over a 21-month period.  The Facilitator / Job Developer will be directly involved in the delivery of the project, including facilitation and job development role, and monitoring the work experience of project participants in an event management social enterprise.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct information sessions for potential project clients
  • Assess the needs and suitability of at-risk youth to participate in the program
  • Assist with the selection process of program participants
  • Conduct an appropriate assessment of participants’ 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
  • Facilitate Life Skills and Job Search workshops in-group settings
  • Facilitate event management workshops, as needed
  • Design, prepare and update job search material – manuals, forms, exercises, PowerPoint for workshops and handouts
  • Proofread and edit all client documents before handing them back to clients
  • Provide help to clients in the Resource Centre, when needed
  • Conduct one on one sessions with participants on a regular basis to determine progress, troubleshoot and assist the participants in seeking solutions
  • Participate in the marketing and promotional activities individually and as conducted jointly by staff; distribute flyers to employers, community agencies, organizations and Employment Service Centres to promote the program
  • Assist in organizing the Annual PICS Job Fairs and other events
  • Work with each participant based on their skills, capacity and experience to provide individual mentorship to foster skill development and address barriers to ensure success with the project
  • Create a training plan and arrange short-term skills training for program participants
  • Coach participants to develop their interviewing skills; assist participants in networking with employers, and monitor their progress
  • Work with participants to determine their individual needs and skills to market to employers in the labour market
  • Provide ongoing consultation and guidance to clients; follow up, review, and monitor their progress throughout the intervention and post-track period
  • Connect participants with appropriate community resources
  • Conduct ongoing market research to determine areas of employer demand; create partnerships with employers to allow for regular and ongoing placement of clients
  • Provide placement related coaching and support; develop and maintain a network of resources and employer/industry contacts in support of job development and placement activities
  • Assist clients in setting up informational interviews and job interviews
  • Contact suitable employers, business entities, professional associations, Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce for job placement
  • Develop and maintain contact with information providers as well as various community organizations
  • 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
  • Work one-on-one with clients to support them during the Work Experience phase
  • Follow up with clients after the intervention to assist them in getting jobs
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Basic Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in delivering job search programs for youth or immigrants; completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Social Work or a related discipline; CDP Certification or the equivalent of education, training, experience and certification.
  • Competence in networking and building relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of counselling approaches, educational methodologies, employment placement strategies, and event management techniques.
  • Experience in facilitation and job development is required.
  • Hands-on experience with all aspects of organizing events.
  • Knowledge of local labour market issues.
  • Outstanding leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in a second language (Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu) is desirable.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, website etc.
  • Reliable vehicle insured for business use with $2 million liability and clean drivers abstract.
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
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
www:   www.pics.bc.ca


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