Job Posting 84456

Job Developer (Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program)
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria
closes in 34 days (Fri, 29 Jul)
full time  •  $23.98 per hour

Vacancy Posting – Competition #2022-06-01-JD-YESS

 

Posted: June 1, 2022

Closing date: Ongoing posting until the position is filled

Position: Job Developer (Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program)

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Start date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Employment Services Manager

Rate of Pay: $23.98 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.

Job description

Under the guidelines of multiple funders including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), this position provides job search and placement support as well as job sustainment services to assist immigrant and refugee youth newcomers who require intensive one-to-one services to connect with the labour market in Victoria.  Assists clients in obtaining and retaining employment in the community. Develops connections with the employer community and stays current on local labour market information. Works with clients from various ICA employment programs to develop networking and self-marketing skills. The YESS program provides one-on-one support and group workshops directed to youth clients. If youth are interested in a cohort model, YESS staff would refer them to the Game Changer program or other cohort model programs in the region. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous, and those with diverse abilities.  Reports to the Employment Services Manager.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and professional courses on employment-related themes or combination of education, training, and experience (e.g. business administration, career development, intercultural studies).
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial programs relating to aspects of career development, employment counselling, mentoring, facilitation, employment case management and working with clients facing multiple barriers to employment.
  • Keen understanding of diversity issues, experience working in multicultural settings.
  • Solid knowledge of the Canadian local labour market, workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques, and ethical practices in employment counselling and career development.
  • Ability to achieve results with individuals with specialized needs and multi-barriers to employment.
  • Three years’ experience in facilitating employment-related programs, employment case management, conducting career and vocational assessments, conducting outreach within social services, not-for-profit and/or multicultural organization.
  • Experience working with immigrants and refugees including unemployed youth and/or understanding immigration issues as well as youth unemployment.
  • Establish relationships with local employers and the community.
  • Strong administrative skills, including writing case notes and data management. Technical experience with Contract Information Management System (CIMS), OCASI Client Management System (OCMS) or iCare would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in a settlement and/or resettlement language preferred.
  • Indigenous cultural competencies and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities welcomed.
  • Employment requires proof of full vaccination status or exemption documentation.

Key duties/responsibilities

  • Develops a return to work plan that includes information on client’s work preferences, strengths, aptitudes and to obtain labour market attachment.
  • Determines client needs and gaps in services through one-on-one support and case management, and designs programs/activities to fill those gaps.
  • Conducts employment planning meetings with job seekers.
  • Liaises with Immigrant Employment Specialists to fully support clients.
  • Locates prospective employers in the community appropriate to clients’ return to work plan. Develops relationships with employers and maintains a strong employer network.
  • Provides local career and labour market information and identifies employment opportunities for clients.
  • Determines on-the-job supports needed for employment placements; Monitors client progress during work experience placements and employment; Provides support to assist clients in retaining employment as needed.
  • Maintains progress reports in client management systems including ICM and/or related databases.
  • Participates in employment-related training opportunities to stay current on issues impacting ICA’s clients.
  • Participates in regular team and organization-wide staff meetings.
  • Follows all ICA policies and administrative procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Additional Information

  • Some travel to community locations within Greater Victoria may be required. Occasional travel to locations in other parts of British Columbia and/or Canada for purposes like professional development, networking, or conferences may also be required.
  • Some work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, will be required. Flex time schedules will be made to accommodate non-regular work hours. All overtime must be approved in advance.
  • Valid BC driver’s license and access to a car would be an asset.
  • As a condition of hire, a current, clear criminal record check, including vulnerable populations check, and proof of WHMIS training are required.

Submit a cover letter and current resume (in pdf. format), noting relevant qualifications, experience, language proficiency, and vaccination status 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 2022-06-01-JD-YESS 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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