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Douglas College

Customized Employment Career Coach

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Full Time
6 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Customized Employment Career Coach Posting Number 02123SA Location Maple Ridge Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $29.71 to $32.16 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 04/01/2024 End Date 03/31/2025 Day of the Week Other Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This position is 40 hours per week located at the WorkBC Maple Ridge office. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, but will require occasional evening shifts until 6:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Customized Employment Coach will:
    •Initiate and build relationships with employers and source work experience placements and community attachment opportunities for clients; •Support clients in job search activities to secure work experiences, volunteer positions and paid employment opportunities; •Provide follow up support to clients at the workplace to ensure that clients maintain sustainable employment.

Responsibilities

    •Identify job opportunities customized to the skills, abilities and competencies of the client; •Complete Discovery, Employment Profiles and create unpaid work experience opportunities; •Assess and refer for specialized assessments when needed to facilitate development of an Action Plan; (including medical assessment reports, Psychological and Vocational, Learning Disability, Neuropsychological, and Functional Capacity); •Promote the benefits and employment support services of Langley WorkBC Employment Services programs to employers in targeted industry sectors, the local business community, industry associations, and relevant community agencies; •Manage and respond to formal SDD client referrals and client engagement reporting using ICM Service Request guide; •Analyze and utilize current local labour market information to source employment opportunities for participants; •Provide ongoing guidance, and follow up support and assistance to both employers and clients in volunteer and employment placements; •Monitor client progress, conduct routine follow-up activities (e.g., 4-, 12-, 24 & 52-week follow up), and provide ongoing client support; •Maintain records of participant progress and provide updates through monthly reports and regular team meetings; •Consistently review client outcomes against performance targets, contributing strategies to ensure program targets are met; •Initiate, promote, organize and host a wide range of industry/employer events to enhance participant employment opportunities; •Keep detailed records of all participants/employer and provide statistics and reports as required; •Participate in regular team meetings, strategic planning and program review sessions as scheduled; •Work to Training Group's Quality Management System, ISO9001:2015 standard.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    •Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, employment and career counselling, vocational counselling certifications;

Demonstrated experience in:
    •Assessing complex client needs in specialized areas, such as physical limitations, developmental disabilities, mobility skills, and cognitive, social and emotional barriers; •Delivering customized employment, job coaching and job development services; •Providing a Person with Disabilities support to function productively in Employment; •Conducting Disability-related needs assessments and interpreting Specialized Assessments or clinical assessments; •Working with individuals with complex barriers to Employment and a broad range of cultural backgrounds; •Identifying Assistive Technology solutions for Persons with Disabilities; •Building partnerships with stakeholders and employers.
In addition:
    •Current local labour market knowledge across a range of industry sectors; •Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; •Proven ability to successfully work within a multi-faceted program, and meet targets and deadlines; •Ability to adjust to a flexible schedule; •Access to a car and a BC Driver's License is mandatory; •Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check.
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/13/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www.douglascollegecareers.ca . Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/11891
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Education and Training