Posted: October 13, 2022
Closing date: Ongoing posting until the position is filled
Position: Immigrant Employment Specialist (Career Paths)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week (full-time)
Start date: As soon as possible
Work location: 102-808 Douglas Street, Victoria
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 programs through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); and other funding agencies, this position supports and refers clients to appropriate programming and resources. Provides all aspects of career counselling, mentoring, facilitation, case management (action planning, assessments, job search work experience services, skills enhancement services, self-employment services, wage subsidy services, job sustainment services and outreach), working with clients facing multiple barriers to employment, including youth unemployment. Provides information and expertise to newcomers (with international professional experience) in regulated and non-regulated occupations and coaches them on the process of entering their field in Canada through ICA’s Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program. Develop and facilitate group workshops on employment related themes. This is a multifaceted position and requires an individual that is able to balance superior client service with other responsibilities and multiple contract requirements. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous, and those with diverse abilities. Reports to the Employment Services Manager.
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: Manager of People and Culture, via email to . This is an ongoing posting until the position is filled. Please quote Competition 2022-10-13-IES-CP 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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