The Youth Employment Specialist works within the strategic objectives of the Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision, coordination and exceptional delivery of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) within the REACH Program for Youth. The primary role is to coordinate and facilitate employment readiness and life skills workshops with the goal to help the participants understand and identify their own needs, values, and barriers to transition to employment successfully. This position requires a high level of knowledge in collaborating with vulnerable newcomer youth. As a facilitator, a sound understanding of career development, solid working knowledge of psychological theories such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Motivational Interviewing, and experience supporting vulnerable youth is essential.
The Employment Specialist will provide Canadian work cultural information, career assessments, outreach employment counselling and follow-up job coaching. They will design workshops to promote interactions with peers through self-esteem and wellness, conflict resolution, communications, resumes, cover letter writing, interview skills and general employability skills. The worker will also develop employment opportunities, collaborate closely with local employers, and take initiatives that promote inclusive hiring practices.
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