Job Posting 86628

Employment Specialist
Prospect Human Services Society
Edmonton area
closes in 14 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time


Employment Specialist


Edmonton, AB


Full Time 

Why work with us?

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits offered through Alberta Blue Cross, 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible hybrid working model

About Us

Break Barriers. Employ Change.

Prospect helps people get jobs. We’re a not-for-profit and registered charity, so while the bottom line can’t be ignored, it’s not our priority. Albertans are. We welcome anyone who is looking for a better life through employment, regardless of barriers. We’re creative and resourceful. 

We are looking for an Employment Specialist to join team. You’ll be matching people to opportunities, helping them prepare, and creating long-lasting relationships with employers.

If you’re Personable, love to help others, sharing ideas, and believe that a diverse and inclusive society enriches all, please keep reading.

What will you do? 

  • Support clients in their job search
  • Deliver a set number of employment outcomes per month.
  • Provide pre-employment support such as: resume/cover letter development, assistance in the application process and interview preparation for job seekers.  
  • Approach potential employers to find opportunities that align with client skills, qualifications and goals
  • Coordinate employment details with clients and other internal departments such as Service Coordinators, Job Coaches and Administration
  • Create long lasting partnerships with employers to enable multiple employment and learning opportunities for clients
  • Maintain awareness of current employment opportunities and labour market trends
  • Act as a representative to address attitudinal barriers, work to remove stigmas attached to employment and people outside the traditional labour pool
  • Represent Prospect at career fairs, trade shows and other events as required
  • Maintain accurate and up to date information in relevant databases and reports.

What does it take to do this job?

  • Prior experience in placement and/or building customer relationships is preferred (an equivalent combination of education and professional experience will be considered)
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional service with the ability to present ideas and/or services to individuals and groups
  • Highly driven, reliable, and confident individual who works well in a fast paced environment
  • Past experience with pre-employment strategies and knowledge of the local labour employment standards are considered assets
  • Exposure to diversity and inclusion programs is an asset

Further Notes:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • All employees must pass a criminal background check
  • All employees must provide proof of full Covid-19 immunization
  • All employees must be flexible to work from the office as well as from home based on the evolving Covid-19 situation and program needs

Please apply through our website at


Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:


Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm. We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.


In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.


Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress. Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.


Prospect is driven to achieve equal access for all to opportunities and resources. We strive to create a fair, healthy and high-performing environment where everyone is respected, encouraged and motivated, and their contributions help Prospect attain its goals.


Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.



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