Employment Counselor/Job Developer (Richmond)

compensation: Grid 11 ($23-26/hr) subject to experience plus benefits (pension, dental, LTD, Ext medical paid by employer)
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Job Developer/Employment Counselor (Richmond)
compensation: Grid 11 based on experience and subject to union classification ($22.92-26 per hour)

Posting# E071219EC closing date: until filled

CCSS seeks a dynamic and passionate career practitioner to work with our team, the community and clients to expand their skills, confidence and secure employment. This position will work with youth clients to identify needs, create action plans, develop their employability skills, help clients overcome employment barriers and develop and support employment placements and work experiences that lead to long term employment. You will be working with community partners, employers and youth out in the community, and classroom. Your work will include skill development, mentorship, one to one and group support for youth and employers on the job, in the community and in the classroom. You will be involved in working with your team to promote client and program successes. The successful applicant will be a positive person, well organized, outgoing, a team player, have a sound understanding of employability skills and career development (real experience and education), a proven facilitator and someone that takes pride in exceeding expectations and making a difference in the lives of youth. Only applications selected for interviews will be contacted. Please refer to the job details below and submit your resume and cover letter describing how you will be able to exceed expectations for this position. It is vital you follow the instructions and quote the reference number. Applications that do not, show they are not able to model the practices and strategies we want to show youth, and will not be considered.

Position Title:

Employment Counsellor/Job Developer

Program: Youth Employment Programs

Department: Employment Services Division

Status: Bargaining Unit

Grid: Vocational Counsellor Grid 11 Wage above grid at $22.92/hr-$26/hr

Headquarters: Richmond BC

Start Date October 1, 2019

Mandatory Qualifications:

A diploma in social work, education, psychology, and a career practitioner certification or a related field is required. One year of job development/Employment Counseling or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Demonstrated working knowledge or specific employment related support services, applicable legislation, regulations, and current challenges in the employment support service area. Proven workshop and group facilitation skills. Understanding and experience of needs assessment and action plan/training plan development. Certificate in Essential Skills, Job Finding Club facilitation and/or Personality Assessments would be an asset. Proven experience in developing individualized employment opportunities for clients with barriers to employment. Proven ability to develop and deliver career, life and skill building workshops and supports. Experience with networking, promotion, marketing and relationship management with employers is preferred. Flexibility and able to manage a number of tasks, timelines and priorities is critical to this role.

General Skills and Abilities:

The Job Developer/ Facilitator must possess the following:

- well developed interpersonal, counseling, conflict resolution, oral and written communication skills;
- a demonstrated ability to teach employability skills in both one-to-one and group settings;
- good organization, time and general management skills;
- an ability to work in a fast paced environment;
- a well developed knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques;
- sound understanding of Labour Market Information, and community resources;
- Solid marketing and promotional skills in relation to clients and programs;
-an ability to work as part of an effective team with other program staff, community professionals &employers;
- good assessment skills and judgment in working with clients;
- Solid understanding of essential skills and employability skills;
-Proven understanding of job development techniques, and employer relations;
-Ability to manage, develop and maintain successful relationships with partners; &
-Sound administration, computer and reporting skills – this includes proficiency in English, Office Suite and using client information/case management tools to manage outcome and related data.

Summary Statement

The Job Developer/Vocational Counsellor is responsible for supporting participants to work through the employability spectrum, support skill development, lead workshops and employment readiness activities, promote the program and participants to employers, and work with employers towards successful placements and long term attachment of participants to the labour market. This includes working closely with the program team to ensure that support and efforts reflects participant needs, abilities and employment goals. You will coach, support and monitor clients progress through the skill development stage of the program and work with them to identify and secure employment. The job developer is expected to keep up with changes in the field, and have/maintain current knowledge of local job market, trends, demands and sector requirements.

The position works collaboratively with clients, other service providers and the staff team to positively engage and support participants to overcome barriers in their transition to employment, increase their employability skills and secure long term employment while assisting employers in meeting their HR needs. You will develop and deliver workshops and activities to support skill development, provide employment and career counseling/coaching support, manage client information/data, produce required reports and updates for the program or clients as required. Through conducting regular follow up and outreach to clients, partners, employers and community service providers you will promote and monitor success for the clients and program. There are clear outcomes and expectations, you will be expected to manage your case load and ensure quality service objectives and program outcomes are met are met. A vehicle and drivers license is required for this position and access to a vehicle is required for this position.

Additional Information

Staff are expected to practice in a culturally sensitive manner. A second language is an asset for this position. Staff are required to have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle for this position. The position includes employer paid MSP, extended benefits, dental, life insurance, pension plan and is subject to a probationary period. Vacation starts at 3 weeks per year and compensation and vacation increase based on length of service. CCSS is an equal opportunity employer.

Please ensure you reference competition # E071219EC in any correspondence.

A vehicle and drivers license are required for this position. The position includes employer paid MSP, extended benefits, dental, life insurance and access to an Pension plan subject to a probationary period. Vacation starts at 3 weeks per year and compensation and vacation increase based on length of service.

NOTE: Statements included in these guidelines are intended to reflect, in general, the duties and responsibilities of this classification and are not to be interpreted as all inclusive. Please read the posting requirements and submit all required information in the format requested. Thank you for your interest, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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