Job Posting 79196

Employment Specialist
North Shore ConneXions Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
North Vancouver
closing tomorrow (Mon, 17 Jan)
full time - term / contract  •  25.53

Employment Specialist – Full Time Temporary

Posting Date: 2022-01-04 Closing Date: 2022-01-17
Job Title: Employment Specialist Location: Employment ConneXions
Job Status: Full Time - Temporary Rate of Pay: $25.53 per hour
*starts Jan 4, 2022 for approximately 6 months
Benefits: Yes Union Position: Yes
Driver’s Licence Required: Class 5
Own Vehicle Required? Yes
Hours of Work per Week: 37.5 hours/week

Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
**Please note this position requires a flexible schedule (possibility of evening /weekend work) to meet client support needs

Goals and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Employment Counsellor supports individuals with a wide range of disabilities to acquire education, skills, training and resources required to secure and maintain competitive employment
  • One-to-one employment counselling includes marketing the clients’ skills to local employers and business owners
  • On-site job coaching at local businesses
  • Actively practice the Values, Beliefs and future directions of ConneXions in an ethical, care and professional manner
  • Administrative duties including intermediate Microsoft Office skills and experience maintaining databases
  • Work as a liaison with families and supports
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for those you support, for your co-workers and for yourself

Requirements of the Position:

  • Relevant education and experience (e.g. Community & Classroom Support diploma, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Rehabilitation, disability studies, social work). Experience in a similar field is a definite asset
  • Knowledge of the field of employment counselling, job coaching and marketing for job placements
  • Ability to work independently with excellent communication, teamwork skills, high degree of professionalism
  • Familiarity with the current labour market
  • Determination and a positive attitude is a must
  • Criminal record check, Valid First Aid and Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification, Medical Approval, TB Clearance,
    satisfactory Reference Checks, Reliable Vehicle, valid BC driver’s license Class 5 with suitable Driver's Abstract

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume via email to by 4:30 pm of the closing date
  • Please quote Posting # EMP501-2203 when applying.

ConneXions offers a supportive team environment with ongoing management learning opportunities. Benefits are available at 3 months.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however; only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. North Shore ConneXions Society is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please email careers to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential

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