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Job Details

Job Number:  57126
Employment Placement Specialist
Job Posted: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
(6 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Richmond Salary: $23.33 Hourly

Salary Range: Grid 31 - $23.33 - $25.32
Hours of Work: 36 per week
Internal Posting Location: https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/
Commencement Date: ASAP
Status: Full-Time, Permanent
Work Area: Richmond, BC


Hours of Operation


Monday,  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Wednesday - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Staff work a maximum of 36 hours per week within these time frames.


About Open Door Group:


Originating as a volunteer-based non-profit in 1976, Open Door Group has seen tremendous growth throughout its 42 years in operation. Now serving as BC’s largest non-profit provider of employment services, we assist thousands of people in rural and urban communities each year to prepare for, find, and keep meaningful employment and community participation.


As one of Canada’s 2018 Best Workplaces, 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 Summary:


Reporting to the Associate Program Director, the Employment Placement Specialist assists unemployed, or underemployed, individuals to obtain employment by performing duties such as supporting clients to identify realistic employment options, become job ready, source prospective employers and provide coaching.


Open Door Group is a contractor of WorkBC Employment Services in the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, and Kamloops. This position is delivering WorkBC employment services. Please visit www.workbc.ca for more information on the types of services they provide.




 1.       Markets employment and training program(s) to prospective clients and employers and develops related promotional materials.

2.       Evaluates client eligibility for programs and services and distributes financial supports necessary for client program and candidate workplace participation. 

3.       Interviews clients and identifies interests, skills, suitability, and job readiness. Refers to other programs and services as required and provides information regarding available community resources. Develops realistic employment action plans with clients.

4.       Liaises with the program funder and other stakeholders regarding relevant client information.

5.       Provides supportive counselling and behavioral management techniques to assist clients in establishing strategies to seek, obtain, and maintain employment.

6.       Assist clients to become job-ready by performing duties such as arranging for education, or self-employment. Prepare education funding applications for approval. Assists in applying to funding sources, researching funding alternatives, and organizing funding initiatives. 

7.       Teaches client/candidate and provide coaching using a variety of instructional methodologies to enable the development of skills necessary for increased employability and/or personal independence.

8.       Ensure clients/candidates have access to the necessary resources to engage in a job search process.  

9.       In accordance with career goals, provide coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume, preparation, and interview skills.  

10.   Acquire job orders from employers. 

11.   Facilitates job placement by performing duties such as explaining wage subsidy information and placement terms to clients and employers. Prepare wage subsidy applications for approval. 

12.   Follow up with employers and clients to ensure education, work experience, and employment placements and agreements are established and maintained, and to monitor the quality of placements. Assist employers and clients by performing duties such as job coaching, providing education and information, and advising on client’s special needs. 

13.   Maintains employer loyalty activities to ensure retention of employer relationships.

14.   Completes and maintains accurate related records, documentation, and reports on client and job candidate progress.

 15.   Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Business Administration or Community Social Service
  • Recent, related experience of three (3) years
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • CCDP Certification considered an asset.
  • Valid BC driver’s license and use of motor vehicle
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport motivate clients and/or program participants to learn skills and acquire employment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load, and work under pressure.
  • Time management skills combined with ability to prioritize; strong organizational skills a must.
  • Ability to work independently, in cooperation with others, and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the local labour market trends and training/employment opportunities in BC.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage a high-volume caseload while maintaining quality, Client-centered service.
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Advanced MS Office and database skills.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and productive relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize

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 contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Visit https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/ to apply.
Contact Details
Jessica Webb, Director of Human Resources
Open Door Group

www:   opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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