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Job Number:  46016
Employment Support Worker (Permanent, Full-Time)
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
(in 4 days)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. We enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life.   

 

Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of a full-time, permanent Employment Support Worker. Employment Services provides an integrated approach to assist participants entering or re-entering the workforce. Employment Support workers practice a strength-based, client-centered approach to move participants from poverty to prosperity. Employment Support workers also guide participants through the departments multiple employment supports including; resume writing, supported job searches, pre-employment programs, a jobs club and a transitional to full time work program.

 

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide employment counselling, job search assistance and crisis intervention to individuals who are homeless, have multi-barriers, and immigrant populations.
  • Work collaboratively with Casual Labour Team Lead to register new employers, explain casual labour policies and conducting satisfaction employer callbacks
  • Work in a team to facilitate the Casual Labour program, which includes: registering participants, inputting job orders, dispatching workers to job sites, maintaining records of worker attendance, and distributing clothing and work equipment.
  • Support participants to reach their employment goals through accessing appropriate internal Employment Services programs or assist in accessing other external resources or services
  • Assist in ensuring the Drop-In is a welcoming and safe environment for all participants
  • Use de-escalation skills and provide crisis intervention as required, as well as, resolve minor disputes between workers and employers
  • Enter detailed and accurate client data into appropriate databases
  • Attend regular meetings and trainings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  

  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year relevant employment experience
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal Cultural Resources, Ceremonies and Protocols is an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Criminal Record and Child Welfare checks are required
  • Must be able to work early morning shift (6:30 AM to 2:30 PM), Wednesdays until 4:00 PM and Fridays until noon

Bissell Centre offers above average industry benefits including employer subsidized medical and dental benefits, life insurance, disability, flexible health spending account, outstanding vacation and more! Early mornings, and occasional evenings and weekends will be required. 

 

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via email, by July 20th, 2018 in confidence to:

Sarah Higgins
Employment Services Manager
Bissell Centre
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

Tel: 780-423-2285
E-mail:
www:   www.bissellcentre.org


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