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Employment Advisor - Sea to Sky At Back in Motion Rehab

Location: Squamish, British Columbia

Job Description

NOTE: This position is open to Back in Motion employees only at this time. We will not process any external application until all interested Back in Motion employees have been considered.

EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR

Location: Squamish

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Site Manager and with the support of the Job Developer, the Employment
Advisor provides all aspects of career advising services to clients with varying levels of labour market attachment and/or barriers to employment.

The Employment Advisor assesses client eligibility, develops an individualized service plan, and monitors and coordinates employment or community attachment services. The Employment Advisor will facilitate group workshops, and will enhance the ESC established program to encourage client participation. The incumbent, works closely with WorkBC Clients, their personal networks, and the business community to create the conditions for long-term, sustainable employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Provides career advisement and resources to assist Clients in identifying strengths and barriers to employment, developing job readiness, job search and career management skills.
  • Develops, evaluates and implements employment action plans and strategies with the end result being sustainable employment and/or community attachment.
  • Reviews trends in the local labour market and utilizes labour market knowledge to develop new employer relationships and job leads.
  • Delivers workshops, written and electronic resources, and training sessions on employment readiness topics.
  • Provides instruction, either one-on-one or in a small group setting, on the job search process, on creating job search leads, on basic computer skills, on interview skills, and on job retention skills.
  • Locates prospective employers in the community appropriate to Clients’ work profiles by performing duties such as following up on referrals, making cold calls, networking, and developing partnerships with recruiting bodies and employment programs.
  • Markets supported employment program to prospective clients and employers through activities such as conducting community presentations, hosting meetings, and responding to inquiries.
  • Represents WorkBC at career fairs, trade shows and other events as required.
  • Appropriately matches Clients to available placements in accordance with work profiles and abilities.
  • Coordinates placement details such as hours of work and wages between Clients and employers on a case by case basis.
  • Delivers a set number of job placements per month, as per program requirements.
  • Develops Client support plans in collaboration with the employer, as appropriate.
  • Provides job coaching and support during and after the placement, including identifying and resolving workplace issues that may affect Client success, facilitating adjustments as required.
  • Maintains on-going contact with the Client to monitor the status of employment.
  • Follows up with employers regularly to ensure work experience placements and employment agreements are established and maintained, and to monitor the quality of placements.
  • Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as reports on Clients' skill levels and progress towards goals and objectives. Reports back to Site Manager regarding metrics and program progress.
  • Maintains accurate data on employment placements, including location, contact name and number, and other related information.
  • Provides information regarding available resources, refers to other programs and services as required, and monitors progress in those programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Site Manager.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, certificate or diploma in Adult Education, Career Development, Psychology, Human Resources, Sociology or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in conducting and interpreting Client Needs Assessments; coaching and mentoring clients; working with individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds;
  • Proven ability in building partnerships with employers, community agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to deliver results when working within a team or independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of career counselling, multicultural and cross-cultural counselling, ethical career practice, and adult learning principles
  • Up-to-date local labour market knowledge across a variety of industry sectors
  • Comprehensive understanding of the WorkBC program mandate, with an ability to articulate the benefits of the model for clients
  • Valid BC driver’s license and access to reliable private transportation in order to travel to various worksites, businesses, and marketing events;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and presentation technologies.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search

SPECIFIC SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED

  • Able to establish and maintain productive counselling relationships with clients
  • Skilled at assessing personal characteristics (interests, values, aptitude, personality traits); learning style; vocational identity; conditions of the work environment (tasks, expectations, norms, and qualities of the physical and social settings); as well as career development learning needs
  • Can identify and select counselling techniques appropriate to the client’s goals, skills and needs
  • Skilled at assisting clients to develop employability and job search skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

HOW TO APPLY: (PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY)

  • All Back in Motion applicants will submit a cover letter and detailed resume outlining their professional history, job duties, education/certification(s), designation(s), skills and abilities through this application system.
  • All attachments must be in WORD or PDF format only.
  • You only need to submit one set of resume and cover letter even if you are applying for multiple positions.
  • You are required to complete the pre-screening questionnaire in the system in order to record other positions and locations you are interested in. Please answer ALL questions.
  • The LinkedIn application feature is not necessary to use.