Job Posting 88004

Employment Services Specialist
Impact North Shore
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
City of North Vancouver
closes in 51 days (Fri, 25 Nov)
full time  •  $24.00 - $27.00 per hour commensurate with experience

Position Title:  Employment Services Specialist

Department:  Employment                                          

Reports to:  Employment Lead




Impact North Shore understands the importance of labour-market attachment for immigrant settlement and integration. Under the general supervision of the Employment Lead, Employment Services Specialists are responsible for providing information through one-to-one counselling, referral, advocacy, supporting, and facilitating workshops and programs in the areas of employment to newcomers. This position will focus on labour market attachment post-COVID and clients affected by job loss. In addition, the Employment Services Specialist will deliver customized workshops supporting employment readiness, building youth employability, alternative career exploration, and client-focused job search tools


Key Responsibilities


  • Conducts needs and assets assessments, develops service/settlement plans, and provides service bridging and referrals for eligible clients, as required
  • Provides eligible individuals and families with employment-related supports and services using a variety of delivery methods (online, telephone, email, and in-person)
  • Conducts outcomes measurement, program/service promotions, reporting, client feedback collection, and administrative tasks required
  • Stays updated on current labour market trends, employment issues, community resources, job training, and employment opportunities
  • Develops partnerships with service providers to effectively link clients with appropriate employment services (e.g., WorkBC, Career Paths, IECBC mentoring programs, Self-Employment programs)
  • Keeps informed of programs and services at Impact North Shore and sector-wide employment services, credentialing bodies, education institutions, employer networks, Chambers of Commerce
  • Delivers a variety of program workshops to enhance clients’ employability (i.e., job search skills, career exploration, life skills) using a variety of delivery methods, including online and in-person
  • Creates workshop content and facilitates workshops on topics such as professional development, career exploration, interview skills, problem-solving, decision making, and others based on client needs
  • Ensures Employment Lead and Manager of Employment Services is aware of any significant concerns/client issues as quickly as possible
  • Attends and takes an active role in departmental, all-staff, and community meetings
  • Ensures all required service data is correctly inputted into Impact North Shore and government databases; abides by privacy, confidentiality, and secure data storage guidelines; and swiftly responds to queries regarding service data quality
  • Becomes familiar with Impact North Shore policies and procedures, programming objectives, client service philosophy, and understands clearly the role this position plays in achieving contractual goals and outcomes
  • Provides first language services, as required, to enhance the client experience, including providing document translation support, as required  
  • Ensures all necessary administrative tasks in relation to service are completed, ensuring all privacy and confidentiality requirements are met
  • Performs all administrative tasks, as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Employment Lead and Employment Services Manager


Key Competencies


  • Values.  Behaves consistently with clear personal values that complement Impact North Shore’s values of excellence, diversity, and respect
  • Integrity & Ethics. Ensures integrity in personal and organizational practices. Builds a respectful and client-centered workplace
  • Innovation.  Thinks creatively; is open to new ideas and technologies. Is committed to developing effective and new approaches to service excellence. Is flexible and adaptable to meeting changing demands of clients, funders, and other stakeholders
  • Accountability.  Accepts and creates a culture of accountability; fosters personal growth; takes personal ownership. Is self-aware and demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and continual improvement. Assesses risk and develops risk mitigation strategies
  • Engagement.  Shows passion for the job and the mission of Impact North Shore
  • Effective Communication. Fosters open communication, listens to others, speaks effectively, and prepares written communication so that messages are clearly understood
  • Organized & Efficient. Plans ahead and works in a systematic and organized way. Follows directions and procedures and ensures deliverables are meet on time and according to agreed standards



  • 2-3 years’ experience in a direct client service role, preferably with immigrants, and understanding of the immigrant and refugee experience and settlement-integration stages/process
  • Bachelor's degree in Community Development, Humanities, or Counselling or High School completion with a diploma or certificate in Community Development, Humanities, or Counselling and/or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Canadian legal, political, cultural, employment, educational, and economic systems
  • General and culturally-specific community resources and services on the North Shore
  • Experienced in establishing professional boundaries with clients
  • Sensible and sound judgement
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as a capacity to self-motivate and work independently
  • Strong administrative and client service skills
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and services on the North Shore
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultural values and individual experiences
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to support service delivery needs during the daytime and evening hours as needed
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Fluency in Farsi is considered an asset in this role


Additional Information


Hours:  35 hours / week

Salary Range: $24 - $27 per hour dependent on experience

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