About Open Door Group
Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that has been serving communities across British Columbia since 1976. Today, we continue to provide tailored employment services to individuals and businesses to build strong workforce ecosystems and thriving communities.
As one of Canada’s 2019 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.
Open Door Group is contracted by the Provincial government to deliver WorkBC Employment Services in the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, and Kamloops-Thompson communities. This position related to delivering WorkBC employment services. As an Employment Placement Specialist, you will assist unemployed or underemployed individuals in preparing for, finding and keeping employment.
This position is delivering WorkBC employment services, in a center managed by one of our partner agencies (OPTIONS), at the Whalley WorkBC Centre in Surrey. Please visit www.workbc.ca for more information on the types of services the program includes.
Key responsibilities of an Employment Placement Specialist include:
Client Service: Engaging and supporting clients from intake through to sustained employment. Includes evaluating client eligibility for programs and services, developing a realistic employment action plan and providing coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume preparation and interview skills. Also includes supporting access to necessary resources to support their journey to sustained employment and following up with clients once they have become employed to provide ant needed post-placement support.
Employer Engagement: Actively build relationships with local employers to match clients/candidates to job opportunities. Providing post-hire support to employers to promote the long-term employment placements of clients.
Administration: Completing and maintaining accurate related records, documentation and reports on client and job candidate progress and employer activities. Liaising with the program funder and other stakeholders regarding relevant client information.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
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