Customized Employment Advisor

Department: Rehab Programs
Reports to: Manager of Rehab Programs
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Classification: Grid 10
Status: Regular, Part-time (20 Hrs/week)
Wage Range: $22.32 - $24.22

The Customized Employment Advisor serves the needs of job seeking and business clients. The primary purpose of this role is to connect businesses looking to hire with appropriate job seeking applicants. Primary activities include assessing employment readiness, promoting candidates, arranging interviews, pre and post-employment coaching, workplace orientations, assessing on-the-job performance, facilitating communication and ensuring job retention.

This position builds strong working relationships with a wide variety of local businesses through observing operations, asking relevant questions and offering employer-focused assistance. Initially, an informal assessment of the business’ needs is conducted and job placements, programs, grants/initiatives and other services and supports are offered, when applicable. This role ensures that the needs of both the client and employer are being met.

• Work with clients to establish potential employment opportunities and to develop effective job search approaches and employer networking strategies
• Provide direct, individualized job marketing to clients who require this level of intensive support to achieve Labour Market outcomes
• Attend business events to expand network of potential employers, when possible
• Meet with employers to provide information about available supports and services as required to effectively support clients and employers in achieving sustainable Labour Market Attachment e.g. existing jobs or job carving
• Arrange interviews between employers and clients that meets the needs of each party
• Ensure processes are in place to enable individuals to actively participate in the selection of their own job and work conditions
• Assist clients to negotiate salary, working hours, job descriptions, and terms and conditions of employment
• Document progress including job leads, job search activities, negotiations, and contact with employers and client until the EPBC Service Provider confirms that the client has a suitable employment opportunity
• Negotiate strategies that ensure job duties to meet the needs of both clients and employer or tailor to satisfy both needs
• Work with employers to understand their hiring and business needs in order to make appropriate client referrals and develop long-term employer relationships
• Provide workplace orientation and task instruction to ensure success
• Refine and finalize job description, duties and tasks to the level required that meet the unique needs of clients and employers

• A post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field (e.g., career or employment development, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, sociology, human services, counselling, education or human resource management)
• Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification is considered an asset
• Minimum of three to five years of experience working in career development sector preferred
• Minimum of 2 years direct experience working with individuals with a mental illness
• Clean Driver’s Abstract
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
• Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office and Database Management

• Capacity to understand, implement and interpret complex policy and procedures
• Demonstrated ability to provide excellent client-centred/customer services
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent relationship building skills both with clients and business professionals
• Demonstrated ability to plan and think strategically
• Ability to manage a high work volume and conflicting priorities in order to meet deadlines
• Ability to produce clear, concise and professional documentation
• Ability to negotiate agreements and contracts
• Strong presentation skills
• Ability to manage any situation in a respectful, professional manner
• Competence deescalating clients presenting health and safety concerns
• Ability to comprehend and interpret extensive program policy including identifying when exceptions to policy are appropriate
• Proficient in creating clear, objective and professional documentation
• Aptitude to learn and utilize extensive industry-specific software and databases
• High degree of ethical and professional integrity

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter via email: [email protected]
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Location:Vernon, British Columbia
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Post Date:Mar 8, 2019
Exp. Date:Apr 7, 2019
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:3776681