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Douglas College

Employment Placement Specialist

Full Time
5 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Employment Placement Specialist Posting Number 01831SA Location Maple Ridge Grade or Pay Level - Salary Range To be determined Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 05/01/2023 End Date 03/31/2024 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Shift Variable shifts which will include some Wednesday and Thursday evenings Work Arrangements
    •This posting is for an Employment Placement Specialists at the WorkBC Maple Ridge Centre (40hrs per week). •Monday through Friday work week. •Variable shifts which will include some Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
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 Employment Placement Specialist ( EPS ) performs a job development role by supporting clients to secure work experiences, training, volunteer positions and paid employment opportunities. They will initiate and build relationships with employers and source work experience placement for clients. The EPS will also provide follow up support to clients on the worksite to help them achieve their goals of long-term sustainable employment.


Key Duties:
    •Promote the benefits and employment support services of the WorkBC Maple Ridge Centre programs to employers in industry sectors, the local business community, industry associations, and relevant community agencies; •Analyze and utilize current local labour market information to source employment opportunities for participants; •Conduct active program marketing and recruitment activities; •Coach and support participants as they look for work; •Assist employers with on boarding and the development of training; •Provide ongoing guidance, and follow up support and assistance to both employers and clients; •Maintain records of participant progress and provide updates through monthly reports and regular team meetings; •Initiate, promote, organize and host a wide range of industry/employer events to enhance participant employment opportunities; •Participate in local business and industry meetings (i.e. Chamber of Commerce); •Initiate, develop and source marketing resources for the Work BC Centre.

Reporting, Tracking and Teamwork Activities:
    •Keep detailed records of all participants/employer as required by the Centre and the Funders. Provide statistics and reports as required; •Consistently review client outcomes against performance targets, contributing strategies to ensure program targets are met.

    •All documentation is entered into database as per Work BC Policy.

Team Responsibilities:
    •Provide Intake services when required; •Participate in regular team meetings and program review sessions as scheduled; •Foster positive, productive working relationships and work collaboratively to contribute to a positive work environment based on mutual respect.

Additional Duties:
    •Perform additional duties as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    •Post-secondary degree or equivalent level of expertise and experience in the employment services field; •Certified Career Development Practitioner ( CCDP ) an asset; •Certificate or diploma in Job Development an asset.

Demonstrated Experience:
    •Building & maintaining partnerships with employers, community agencies and other stakeholders; •Providing customer service and resolving issues; •Interpreting and applying policy or legislation.

    •Proven ability to successfully work within a multi-faceted program, and meet targets and deadlines; •Knowledge of Labour Market in Maple Ridge and BC; •Ability to exhibit respect for client diversity & partners; •Strong oral and written communication skills; •Strong interpersonal skills; •Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule; •Willingness to travel within the Lower Mainland and the Province of BC; •Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle; •Excellent computer skills: MS Office Suite, database entry and the use of online-demand meeting applications and desk-top sharing; •Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check.
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Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/06/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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