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Douglas College

Job Developer/Employment Specialist

Langley, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
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Position Information

Position Title Job Developer/Employment Specialist Posting Number 01711SA Location Langley 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 12/12/2022 End Date 12/11/2023 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Shift Variable shifts which will include some evenings and on occasion Saturdays. Work Arrangements
This posting is for one full-time contract Job Developer/Employment Placement Specialist, with the WorkBC Langley Centre.

Must be able to work flexible hours (including some evenings and, on occasion some Saturdays).
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 Job Developer/Employment Specialist (JD) primary focus is on liaising with employers and professional associations to obtain work experience opportunities for program participants with barriers to employment. The JD is responsible to assist Participants with job search strategies, providing tools and resources to help prepare and support job maintenance. The JD also contributes to the program team by assisting with Participant recruitment & screening and liaising with community organizations.


• Assist with program marketing and participant recruitment;
• Connect with community organizations who provide referrals, wrap around supports and coordinate guest speaking workshops;
• Assist with participant needs assessments to determine eligibility for program and job readiness;
• Maintain and build positive Employer relationships;
• Coordinate and schedule Employer Partner activities in the program, such as guest speakers on hiring practices, labour market information, mock interviewers and job hiring events;
• Assist participants to access:
    •One or more work experiences, •Job Shadowing opportunities, •Informational Interviews •Wage Subsidy Work Experiences, •Direct Job Placement, •Mentorship;

• Assist employers with onboarding and the development of training;
• Monitor and provide ongoing support during and after completion of program;
• Assist participants and employers to resolve issues that may arise during work experience;
• Participate in local business and industry meetings (i.e. Chamber of Commerce);
• Maintain records of participant progress and provide updates through monthly reports and regular team meetings;
• Review client outcomes against performance targets, contribute strategies to ensure program targets are met, participate in strategic planning and program review sessions as scheduled;
• Provide coverage for team members including facilitation for in class sessions;
• Foster positive, productive working relationships and work collaboratively to contribute to a positive work environment based on mutual respect;
• Participate in Training Group's Quality Management System (ISO9001:2015);
• Participate in Training Group's Job Developer cross-program team.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• Post-Secondary degree, in an employment services related field or, equivalent level of knowledge and experience;
• Certified Career Development Practitioner ( CCDP ) an asset;
• Certificate or diploma in Job Development an asset;

Demonstrated experience:

• Building and maintaining partnerships with employers, community agencies and other stakeholders.
• Providing customer service and resolving issues;
• Knowledge of the labour market in Langley and BC an asset;

In addition;
• Strong oral, written and communication skills an asset;
• Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule
• Willingness to travel within the Lower Mainland ;
• Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle;
• Good 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.
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 11/23/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Please ensure your resume and cover letter clearly explain how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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