Job Posting 85100

Customized Employment Specialist
North Shore ConneXions Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
North Vancouver
closes in 3 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time - temp / contract  •  23.10 - 26.91

Employment Specialist – Full Time (2 positions)


Job Title: Customized Employment Specialist

Location: Employment ConneXions- North Vancouver

Job Status: 1 Full Time - Temporary, 1 Full Time - Permanent 

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 9:00 am- 5:00 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 Customized Employment Specialist (CES) supports individuals with a disability in the process of gaining and maintaining meaningful employment in the local labour market. To achieve this goal, CES is to provide pre-employment education and training, help navigate job opportunities, directly market to, and negotiate with local businesses for necessary accommodation, and support with job coaching for job retention.

  • Provide one-to-one employment support to gain and maintain labour market attachment
  • Market and advocate the client’s marketable skills and strengths to local businesses and employers
  • Provide the client with on-site job coaching for long-term job retention at local businesses
  • Develop networks and maintain contacts within the local business community and labour market
  • Actively practice the Values, Beliefs, and future directions of ConneXions in an ethical, caring, and professional manner
  • Perform administrative duties using a working level of knowledge and skills in MS Office suite; maintain the efficiency of database
  • Effectively communicate and liaise with families, community resources and networks, and local businesses
  • Professionally represent ConneXions to the community and local businesses
  • Stay current with the current labour market trends, continuously learn, and work on professional development
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the clients, colleagues, community partners, and oneself
  • See Job Description for a complete list of responsibilities

Requirements of the Position:

  • Completion of relevant education (Career Development Practitioner Certificate, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability and Community Studies, Social (Services) Worker studies, etc.). Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a vocational setting; a combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Experiences and skills acquired in the field of employment services, placement, job coaching, and career counselling
  • Work in a self-directed and self-organizing way as well as in a team to deliver expected outcomes and quality services
  • Demonstrate efficient communication, excellent collaboration, and a high level of professionalism and ethical standards
  • Knowledge of current local labour market trends and changes, BC Employment Standards, and community resources
  • Criminal Record Check, Valid First Aid and Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification, Medical Fit to Work Form, TB Clearance, COVID 19 vaccine (2 shots) satisfactory Reference Checks, reliable vehicle and valid class 5 BC driver’s license

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume via email to by 4:30 pm of the closing date
  • Please quote Posting # CES501-2203 when applying

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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