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Job Number:  48730
Employment Coach
Job Posted: Friday, 12 October 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
(46 days ago)
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Grande Prairie Salary: $37,000-$47,000

Date Posted: October 12th, 2018

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Job Type: Full-time Salaried

Wage: $37,000 to $45,000 Annually Depending on Experience

Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.

Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Then Goodwill Industries of Alberta is the place for you!

About Goodwill:

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans in our community who choose to donate to Goodwill, where these items are resold through our successful retail stores. Our dedicated, ambitious and hard-working team members are the key to our success. By showing that we care, working as a team, continuously improving, and being accountable, our organization is driven towards GREATness, all the while, inspiring Albertans to make a difference.

The Opportunity:

The Employment Coach is responsible for actively developing new employment and volunteer sites for adults with disabilities (Individuals) seeking employment.

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Supervisor, Career Connections, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting with employers in the community (70% of the time) to learn about their company and the opportunities for job carving and customized employment, and assisting employers in identifying ROI in investing into hiring people with disabilities.
  • Contacting employers and employer associations to solicit employment, volunteer or work experience opportunities.
  • Job Coaching individuals in the program
  • Utilizing employer research to gain new employment opportunities and propose Customized Employment with interested employers.
  • Completing cold calls, via phone or drop in, to employer and volunteer sites.
  • Attending employment related Tradeshows to network with businesses.
  • Assisting individuals to apply for positions according to the Individual’s Path to Employment and PCP goals.
  • Arranging and accompanying individuals to interviews for coaching and moral support.
  • Providing awareness and self-advocacy skill development for individuals in the workforce community.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary education in related field – Social Services, Marketing, Psychology
  • Minimum 1 years of experience working in social is preferred.
  • Inside/outside sales experience would be considered an asset.
  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • Must have own vehicle, a valid class 5 driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • An interest to work with individuals with disabilities.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through oral and written communication.
  • Deliver amazing customer service by going above and beyond for all Goodwill customers.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and engage fellow Team Members in contributing to Goodwill’s mission & core purpose.
  • Maintain an open and honest attitude while making moral decisions.
  • Recognize the great efforts of fellow Team Members through genuine recognition activities.
  • Contribute to a welcoming & accepting work environment by showing respect at all times.
  • Hold oneself and fellow Team Members accountable in their roles and for their contributions to Goodwill’s mission & core purpose.
  • Continuously look to improve oneself and the organization in any aspect including but not limited to processes, communications, tasks and customer experience.
  • Prioritize safety in all tasks, ensuring safety of self as well as fellow Team Members.
How to Apply:
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The Application Process:

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at www.goodwill.ab.ca.

Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their Resume and Cover letter outlining how they are a GREAT fit with Goodwill via email by October 26, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest wanting to be a part of our GREAT purpose. Only applicants who submit a full application will be considered.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
178, 3803 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, AB, T6J 5M8

Tel: 780-944-1414
E-mail:


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