Posting date: September 28, 2021
Closing date: Ongoing posting until the position is filled
Position: Immigrant Employment Specialist
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Start date: As soon as possible
Reports to: Employment Services Manager
Work location: 930 Balmoral Road
Rate of Pay: $23.51 per hour (benefits after successful completion of probation period)
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps immigrants and refugees meet their social, cultural, and economic goals. Comprised of dedicated staff and volunteers, ICA provides language instruction, support finding housing and employment and a range of other services. In addition, ICA is actively engaged in the community to strengthen connections between immigrants and those born in Canada. Through our work, we are building a strong, diverse, and vibrant community. ICA is a welcoming, passionate, and energetic organization that has been having a positive impact in the Greater Victoria region for nearly 50 years.
Under the guidelines of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); this position designs, coordinates and facilitates group workshops on topics of related to employment and job search/retention strategies for immigrant and refugee clients. Leads the delivery of skills training and employment program to assist racialized newcomer women with their successful labour market attachment: provides all aspects of career counselling, program facilitation, outreach, case management (needs assessments, action planning, job search work experience services, skills enhancement services, self-employment services as well as job sustainment services). Initiates career mentorship matches between clients and community professionals to help clients navigate the Victoria labour market and develop professional networks. Provides one-to-one career counseling and job search support to assist immigrant and refugee newcomers who face multiple barriers to employment. Develops connections with the employer community and stays current on local labour market information. This is a multifaceted position and requires an individual that is able to balance superior client service with other responsibilities and multiple contract requirements. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous, and those with diverse abilities. Reports to the Employment Services Manager.
Submit a cover letter and current resume (in pdf. format), noting relevant qualifications, language proficiency and experience to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Attention: HR Manager, via email to . This is an ongoing posting until the position is filled. Please quote Competition 2021-09-28 IES in the subject line.
Please note: This is a unionized position subject to the terms and conditions of our Collective Agreement and of our funding agreements with various funders. As per the Collective Agreement, internal applicants will be given consideration with respect to filling the position prior to external candidates being hired. This position is open to applicants of all genders. This position requires union membership. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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