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Employment Placement Specialist

Chase, BC
Full Time
A month ago
25.270 per hour

Salary Range: $25.27 per hour (Grid 31, Step 1)
Hours of Work: 28.8 hours weekly
Date Posted: July 19th, 2021
Competition Closing Date: Once filled
Internal Posting Location:
Commencement Date: ASAP
Status: Part-Time, Permanent
Work Area: Chase, BC

About Open Door Group

Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that has been serving communities across British Columbia since 1976.  Today, we continue to provide tailored employment services to individuals and businesses to build strong workforce ecosystems and thriving communities.

As one of Canada’s 2019 Best Workplaces, we pride ourselves on modeling a culture of authenticity and transparency. Our core values are based on the genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success, and we aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve, as well as our employees.

Position Summary

Open Door Group is contracted by the Provincial government to deliver WorkBC Employment Services in the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, and Kamloops-Thompson communities. This position related to delivering WorkBC employment services. As an Employment Placement Specialist, you will assist unemployed or underemployed individuals in preparing for, finding and keeping employment. Please visit for more information on the types of services the program includes.

Key responsibilities of an Employment Placement Specialist include:

Client Service: Engaging and supporting clients from intake through to sustained employment.  Includes evaluating client eligibility for programs and services, developing a realistic employment action plan and providing coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume preparation and interview skills.  Also includes supporting access to necessary resources to support their journey to sustained employment and following up with clients once they have become employed to provide ant needed post-placement support.

Employer Engagement: Actively build relationships with local employers to match clients/candidates to job opportunities.  Providing post-hire support to employers to promote the long-term employment placements of clients.

Administration: Completing and maintaining accurate related records, documentation and reports on client and job candidate progress and employer activities.  Liaising with the program funder and other stakeholders regarding relevant client information.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in Marketing, Sales, Business Administration or Community Social Service;
  • Recent, related experience of three (3) years;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • CCDP Certification considered an asset.
  • Valid BC driver’s license required and access to a motor vehicle.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability and passion to establish and maintain positive rapport with a diverse profile of people including job seekers, employers and community in general.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate/coach clients and staff to learn new skills and achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load and work under pressure.
  • Time management skills, ability to prioritize; strong organizational skills a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role.
  • Advanced MS Office and database skills; ability to learn and navigate online technology platforms.
  • Knowledge of the local labour market trends and training/employment opportunities.

Open Door Group values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are looking for qualified individuals who represent, at all job levels, the diversity of the people we serve and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, origin and ethnic affiliations, disability, age, and religion.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please email us or contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Open Door Group team!