Job Posting 60066

Wage Subsidy Specialist
WorkLink Employment Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Victoria
closed 4 days ago (Sun, 19 Jan)
full time  •  $26.16 - $27.90 per hour

Are you passionate about making a difference?

The WorkLink Employment Society has a part time position as a Wage Subsidy Specialist (WorkBC Program) available up to 30 hours per week (Monday to Thursday) in our Jacklin Road office located in the Westshore at a range of $26.16 - $27.90 per hour. A comprehensive benefits package is also available.


About The Society:

WorkLink has provided government sponsored employment services to the residents of the Victoria Capital Region’s Westshore (Colwood, Langford, Highlands, View Royal and Metchosin) since 1978.  In 2008, our services expanded to include the communities of Sooke and surrounding areas including Jordan River and Port Renfrew. We are also pleased to provide Indigenous outreach services to the First Nations Communities of Beecher Bay, T’Souke and Pacheedaht. Our non-profit organization is funded through both federal and provincial government initiatives. WorkLink is a registered charity in the Province of BC, which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors chosen from leaders in the community.


We empower our employees to achieve great things and are proud to offer:


  • Accelerated vacation entitlement
  • Competitive wage & health benefits packages
  • Flex day eligibility
  • Pets In the workplace
  • Relocation package for successful candidates
  • Staff computer incentive program
  • Strong workplace culture
  • Supported work/life balance



About The Position:

The Wage Subsidy Specialist primarily supports clients through the WorkBC Employment Services program, while providing expertise and direction to all other WorkLink staffed programs with their wage subsidy program promotions. The Wage Subsidy service provides funding to an eligible employer to subsidize a Client’s wage as an incentive for the employer to hire and provide work experience to an eligible client who has been identified as needing work experience. Ensure all service delivery channels are utilized in their roles: Centres; Outreach; and WorkBC Virtual. The Wage Subsidy Specialist must ensure that all clients will have access to high quality services, for which Ministry Policy will be applied, in the same way, regardless of where and how services are accessed.


The Wage Subsidy Specialist’s main responsibilities include:

  • Act as subject expert on the wage subsidy and assist Case Managers to fill out paperwork.
  • Arrange all employer contracts and monitor active agreements every six weeks with at least one on-site visits.
  • Delivering wage subsidy orientation and self-marketing workshops (client marketing letters, release of consent, etc.).
  • Developing and marketing a wage subsidy program focusing on standards to assess employer eligibility, program promotions, ministry confirmations/approvals, and amendments.
  • Developing work experience coaching plans to support clients through the wage subsidy contract period.
  • Mediate disputes that may arise between employers and employees.
  • Prepare monitor reports and enter into ICM flagging Case Managers on client and contract progress.
  • Work as a member of the community relations team to promote Society services/ programs to employers and clients.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Access, interview and guide participants.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of local labour market.
  • Communications and public relations skills.
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills.
  • Knowledge of information management and online reporting systems.
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Superior verbal/written skills, public relations, communication, and interpersonal skills.





  • Post-Secondary University Degree or College Diploma with demonstrated excellence in Career/Employment counselling.
  • Min of 2 years in contract administration and support in a career/job search environment.
  • Previous experience maintaining successful relationships with community groups, employers, government/referral agencies.
  • Wage subsidy/job development experience with clients a definite asset.



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