Back in Motion invites candidates to join our team as a JOB DEVELOPER - Richmond.
Helping People Work. Helping People Live. For over 24 years, Back in Motion Rehab Inc. (Back in Motion) has been dedicated to helping people overcome barriers and reach their full employment potential. We deliver flexible, accessible interdisciplinary rehabilitation, disability management and employment services that recognize the uniqueness of each person. Our credo is Helping People Work. Helping People Live.
Why work in Back in Motion ?
Back in Motion has received recognition as an Employee Recommended Workplace, 2018 and 2019, an excellent workplace (one of Canada's Best Small and Medium Employers, Aon Hewitt, 2015 and 2016; AMSSA's Safe Harbour Champion 2016; Richmond News Profile of Excellence 2013; Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award 2009; Great Place to Work Institute Canada 2006-2008, including being named the #1 workplace in Canada in 2007). We are a growth-oriented company, and offer flexible working conditions, continuing education, and an environment for staff members to grow and develop.
Team support, training, and consultation are provided. Extended health and dental package, four weeks of vacation to start, education allowance, personal and sick days available for eligible employees.
Our corporate culture is one of excellence, mutual respect, integrity, teamwork, and commitment to people. We are a growth-oriented company, and offer flexible working conditions, continuing education, and an environment for staff members to grow and develop.
Note: This is a full-time position.
Under the direction of the Program Manager and with the support of the case manager, the Job Developer supports clients in job search activities to secure work experiences, training on the job opportunities, volunteer positions and paid employment opportunities.
The Job Developer may also provide follow up support to clients on the worksite and assist in the development of job creation partnerships.
- Works collaboratively with Case Managers in understanding client needs and occupational goals and in implementing suitable strategies for job retention;
- Assists clients with job search strategies, labour market information and marketing techniques;
- Works to identify potential employers/sectors to approach to generate job leads;
- Develops and supports sustainable competitive employment opportunities based on Client's work experience, skill sets and employment goals;
- Creates opportunities for employment including: information interview, employment readiness assessment, job shadowing opportunity, mentorship, training-on-the-job, work experience, volunteer or paid employment or community attachment;
- Provides on the job coaching as required;
- Provides follow-up support to clients once employed;
- Facilitates, coordinates, and monitors workplace assessments and training-on-the-job opportunities;
- Places clients with appropriate employers;
- Networks with employers to build relationships and generate leads. Maintains an up-to-date contact database of employers;
- Manages relationships with employers and educates regarding HR issues and the benefits of working with specialized populations;
- Participates in all program related meetings;
- Enters all program notes and job development activities into appropriate database;
- Enters outcome data into appropriate database;
- Communicates with the Case Manager on an as needed and frequent basis;
- Attends trade shows and other events to network with employers;
- Facilitates job search workshops and networking support groups for Clients conducting job search;
- Remains current on labour market information and provides reporting to Case Managers regarding labour market activity/events (on an as needed basis);
- Achieves targets and reports them to Program Manager.
- Strong ability and two years of experience working with clients with barriers to employment.
- Several years of experience (2–4) in job development or recruiting.
- Previous experience with successful job development and client placement.
- Driver's License and access to reliable vehicle
- Bachelor's degree or appropriate combination of education and experience in a client services/human resources setting.
- Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) preferred
- Membership in either the BC Career Association (BCCDA) or the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA) preferred.
- Superior writing skills, excellent verbal and communication skills.
- Good problem solving and organizational skills;
- Able to exercise good judgment.
- Ability to manage a varied caseload.
- Able to negotiate agreements and contracts with employers
- Organized and able to work with diverse groups. Able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team.
- Takes initiative.
- Professional and able to work with confidential material.
- Flexible and creative individual, able to adapt quickly to changing needs of a new program.