JOB POSTING # 2021-205-02
Federal Employment Diverse - Abilities Skills Training Program
Wage: $24-$25 per hour
Full-time 35 hours per week
Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969. We provide more than 85 programs and services to clients at every stage of life. Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities, and equitable access for all. We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Come help us help people.
The Employment Facilitator will be responsible for providing a variety of employment services to assist clients with disabilities including case management, facilitation, wrap around supports, employments skills, and work experience placement. This position will work collaboratively with individuals in a one-to-one and/or group setting. The facilitator will provide support to clients based on their skills, abilities, and goals, while at the same time addressing barriers to employment.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conducts strength-based intake and needs assessment to determine service eligibility, including a digital literacy assessment.
- Provides guidance and support to participants in developing and obtaining digital skills training, including certification.
- Works collaboratively with individuals, both in one-to-one and group settings.
- Identify and supports skills training/education and pre-employment readiness, with the goal of obtaining a work experience placement, tailored to the participant's interests and goals.
- Provides in-service education and on-site job coaching as needed.
- Works collaboratively with the Program partners (e.g., Inclusion Langley Society, Community Futures South Fraser, Rotary at Work, etc.).
- Develops and maintains a sound working relationships with prospective community employers.
- Maintains regular contact with clients via telephone, video conferencing and/or in-person.
- Generates and submits program data and outcome reports as required by both the funder and Archway Community Services including (e.g., file documentation and other reporting as required).
- Assist’s individuals with the initial set-up and maintenance of virtual platforms/meetings.
- Liaises with a variety of community-based resources and support services (e.g., Rotary Clubs, WorkBC etc.) to assist individuals to facilitate appropriate work experience placements.
- Attends and participates in staff and program meetings, and in all mandatory agency trainings.
- Follows established program guidelines, policies, and procedures and adheres to agency policies.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
Education and Certification:
- Diploma in Human Resources or human services related field, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
- Valid First Aid Certification.
- Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License, Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract, and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
- A minimum of two-years experience working directly with persons with developmental, psychological, emotional and/or physical disabilities, preferably with an employment focus.
- Previous experience building partnerships with community groups, employers, government/referral agencies.
Knowledge and Skill Set
- Well developed understanding of the numerous employment and employability barriers that individuals with developmental, psychological, emotional and/or physical disabilities face.
- Ability to identify and mitigate employment barriers.
- Well developed coaching and mentoring skills; oral and written communication skills.
- A client centred approach along with a strength-based perspective in all areas of work.
- Excellent organization, time, and general management skills.
- Highly self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent relationship building and networking skills; able to build rapport with clients and families, staff, and with community partners and local businesses.
- Well-developed presentation and facilitation skills; able to engage an audience and facilitate respectful conversation.
- Strong computer competency, able to use Microsoft Office 365, virtual meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams as well as information management systems and data bases to enter and track client information.
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training an asset.
- This position requires meeting with participants, families, and employers in-person, requiring adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Must be available to work in person and virtually during regular working hours, Monday to Friday (may work occasional evenings and weekends to provide job coaching and support participants work experience).
- This position requires driving and use of personal vehicle.
- May work with individuals with complex barriers to employment.
- This position works in a multi-disciplinary collaborative team.