Job Posting 84542

Specialized Job Developer, Multiple Locations
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Multiple locations: South Surrey-White Rock/Delta/Cloverdale
closes in 29 days (Mon, 1 Aug)
full time  •  Annual salary based on experience and qualifications



Job Developer- Specialized



Employment, Language, & Social Enterprise Services



Job Developers are responsible for building lasting relationships with local employers and creating work experience opportunities that lead to long-term sustainable employment opportunities for clients. The Specialized Job Developer works collaboratively with the WorkBC Client Services Team to support multi-barriered clients towards successful job attachment outcome.



  • Work collaboratively with WorkBC staff and multi-barriered clients to target job opportunities that meet the clients’ identified employment goals.
  • Understand WorkBC program service policies and contractual obligations, and understand the role a job developer plays in achieving these goals (i.e., key performance measures and contractual outcomes).
  • Develop business and employer relationships; promote and improve wage subsidy placements and job development services for clients.
  • Provide job leads for clients, determine employment requirements, and assess client qualifications and suitability, ensuring quality job matching.
  • Liaise with employers to negotiate employment terms, monitor placements, follow up regularly and address any issues to promote placement success and employment retention.
  • Maintain and update the WorkBC and MOSAIC databases, including the current catalogue of employment opportunities and employers.
  • Work collaboratively with Employment Counsellors and Employment Skills Facilitators to understanding clients’ needs and occupational goals and implement strategies to secure employment.
  • Maintain and monitor client progress to successful job attachment outcome by building a strong rapport with clients and employers.
  • Assist clients and employers in completing wage subsidy applications.
  • Document the clients’ progress in achieving the goals outlined in their work experience plan and pro-actively address issues to ensure successful long-term job sustainability.
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of local employment opportunities via cold calling, attending networking events, and engaging with local boards of trade, etc.
  • Coordinate employer engagement events, such as job fairs, industry presentations, work site visits, etc.
  • Curate job postings and communicate opportunities to the Client Services Team and clients (e.g. via e-mail, job boards, etc.)
  • Provide on-site job coaching to clients as needed.



  • Post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma in career or employment development, social work, adult learning, human resources management, psychology, or counselling or a combination of coursework and 2 or more years of experience in:
    • Working with individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds including people referenced as members of the Client Inclusion Groups identified by the Ministry (Indigenous People, Francophones, Immigrants, Persons with a Disability, Multi-Barriered, Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse, Youth (including Youth at-Risk) and/or,
    • Working in Marketing, Sales or Human Resources roles
  • Sound knowledge of the Employment Insurance Act, BC Employment and Assistance Program, and WorkBC Employment Program policies
  • A current and satisfactory criminal record check is required.



  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle; travel is required.
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with barriers to employment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of current job search techniques and practices, employment barriers including employment maintenance issues, and assessing client needs and employer/labour market requirements.
  • Experience providing customer service and resolving issues both in person and in a virtual service delivery environment.
  • Experience building partnerships with community agencies, employers, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience conducting and interpreting client needs assessments.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring clients.
  • Ability to work co-operatively in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Teams, and the Integrated Case Management system (ICM) is required.
  • Tactful, discreet, diplomatic, patient, and flexible, with cultural sensitivity and excellent decision-making skills.
  • Critical thinking skills: the ability to process and organize facts, data, and other information to define a problem and develop effective solutions.



  • Career Development Practitioner certified will be considered an asset
  • Proficiency in a second language will be considered an asset



Full time position (35 hours per week)



Annual salary based on experience and qualifications

A competitive benefits package is provided with contracts of at least 1 year in length and which offer a minimum of 17.5 hours of work per week.



Please apply via email. In the subject line of your email, please type:

“Your Name – Job Developer, Specialized”

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF/Word format.


Address your cover letter to:

Hiring Team – Employment Programs

5575 Boundary Road

Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9


Email both the cover letter and resume to



Ongoing until filled


NOTES: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Before applying, you must be legally permitted to work in Canada through citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have a work permit, please ensure that it allows you to work for the duration of this position.




May 25th, 2022


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