The Youth Job Developer collaborates with a high-energy, client-focused team to deliver exceptional youth employment services in Northeast Vancouver. Working out of Drive Youth Employment Services (2106 Commercial Drive), a satellite program of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House (http://www.froghollow.bc.ca/), the Youth Job Developer supports youth aged 16-30 to achieve employment goals under the WorkBC Employment Services model.
Our work is centered on inclusion and equity, to build social connection and to break down discrimination through community building. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Hours: 28-35 hours/week, Monday to Friday
Start Date: ASAP
Provide 1:1 strengths-based career development services to youth aged 16-30 including needs assessments, specialized resume targeting, workshops, employer outreach, and program referrals
Understand and implement policies and procedures of the WorkBC Employment Services model, including administering financial supports
Maintain accurate and consistent files in the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system per program standards
Meet service targets as per the Employment Services model
Support clients in DYES Resource Room as required
Maintain up to date knowledge of community resources and employment programs for youth
Identify clients who may need crisis services and facilitate referrals
Maintain an excellent working knowledge of local labour market trends and community resources for youth job seekers
Participate in departmental and all-staff meetings, team meetings and case conferencing
Collaborate with lead organization and other partners to deliver a seamless service experience for clients
Facilitate group workshops in the community as required, on employment related topics
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Post-secondary degree or diploma in child and youth care, social work, employment counselling, or related field. CCDP preferred.
Minimum 2 years of experience working with multi-barriered youth ages 16-30
Employment counselling experience, ideally with multi-barriered youth ages 16-30
Lived experience will be taken into consideration
Strengths based support style
Experience with the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system and WorkBC Employment Services an asset
Commitment to ongoing training surrounding the Employment Services model including strong ability to adapt
Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage high caseloads
Excellent administrative skills including database management
Knowledge of local youth services/community resources
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