Job Posting 66447

Employment Specialist
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, 181 W Pender Street
closing today (Mon, 30 Nov)
full time  •  $23.43 - $24.88 per hour

Division: Active Engagement & Integration Project (AEIP)


Program: AEIP


Number of Positions: 2


About the Position:

The Employment Specialist provides employment counselling to newcomers and their family members to address individual employment needs and helps them make informed career decisions through online services.


Reports to: Senior Project Manager


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultation on foreign credential recognition process and alternative career planning
  • Assists clients in achieving employment outcomes through goal-setting, action planning and follow-up
  • Plans, organizes and delivers employment webinars focusing on topics such as labour market information, resume/cover letter writing, job search strategies, and interview skills
  • Works with Job Developer to deliver employer connection activities
  • Links clients to other IRCC funded pre-arrival employment programs for further support, as well as to connect clients with professional and regulatory bodies
  • Researches and assists in virtual recruitment activities, career talks and job fairs
  • Assists in the delivery of job search programs and reviews/edits resumes and cover letters
  • Participates in staff meetings for the purpose of sharing information, coordinating activities, and improving efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Documents client needs, action items, progress notes and outcomes to a secure client database system and iCare for referral, report and evaluation purposes
  • Maintains and prepares current and accurate statistics and records in order to assist AEIP in meeting funder’s requirements in program monitoring, planning and budgeting
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science
  • Career Development Practice Certificate or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in working with immigrant job seekers to Canada
  • Experience in one-on-one employment service delivery
  • Knowledge of case management process is an asset
  • Experience in conducting employment workshops
  • Knowledge of labour market information and resources in Canada
  • Knowledge of employment systems and workplace culture of Canada
  • iCARE experience an asset

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Second language is considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent time and resource management skills
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite, internet research, and database system management
  • Ability to work independently as well as a great team player
  • Ability to work with individuals facing cultural adjustment challenges

Other Requirements:

  • Able to travel including overseas
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Clear criminal record check required

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