Employment Facilitator – Steps 2 Employment  Program

Employment Facilitator – Steps 2 Employment Program

Job Information:

Location: Edmonton and surrounding areas (remote work from home)

Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time


End Date:
May 3, 2024, with the potential of an extension

Hours of Work:
35 hours/ week

Salary Range:
$45,000 to $50,000 annually

Deadline for Submission:
May 3, 2023

EmployAbilities Steps 2 Employment (S2E) Program is currently filling a temporary full-time Employment Facilitator position ending on May 3, 2024. This project is being offered in the Edmonton and surrounding areas. Steps 2 Employment is an online training and workforce development project designed to assist job seekers to connect or reconnect to the workforce with a focus on building the virtual skills needed in today’s digital focused labour market. The Employment Facilitator will work remotely from home and be provided with required technology & access to agency supports

Key Responsibilities

  • Model and promote the Agency values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, integrity and inclusiveness.
  • Conduct initial client needs assessment to determine essential skills, transferable skills as well as skill level with virtual services, technological equipment needs and develop individual Service Plans.
  • Arrange for loan of laptops, other devices, installation of internet services, complete paperwork and provide one to one orientation to the equipment for each client so that they are ready to participate in virtual training.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of one-on-one and group workshops in a virtual environment to prepare clients to explore, secure and maintain employment.
  • Utilize career development theory, techniques and methodologies to help individuals identify realistic and meaningful career goals.
  • Conduct one-to-one employment counseling to enhance client’s self-sufficiency and to promote labour readiness.
  • Discuss clients’ barriers to employment and develop workable solutions to minimize these barriers.
  • Research and develop employer and industry relationships to build understanding of local labour market conditions including available positions, required qualifications and advancement opportunities.
  • Solicit and coordinate job placements with employers including negotiating Work Exposure Contracts and Job Maintenance.
  • Conduct employer follow-up, including telephone contact, work site visits, monitor reports and job coaching.
  • Travel in and around the Edmonton and surrounding area will be required

Your Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Social Sciences, Special Education or sufficient experience in a field related to Rehabilitation, Personnel or Career Development.
  • Previous experience in intake an assessment, case management, facilitation, employment counselling and/or employment development is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with persons with disabilities, barriers to employment or other at-risk populations.
  • Skilled and comfortable with setting up clients with technology and expert at breaking down tasks and procedures to provide clarity using a virtual platform.
  • Clear criminal record check.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computer software and reliable internet.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle preferred

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check.

Why Join the Team

We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, as well as a company culture that values collaboration, innovation, inclusion, compassion, and integrity.

We provide an inclusive workplace with a highly engaged team that collaborates, supports, recognizes, and celebrates each others’ differences.

What Our Employees Have to Say

“I love my job and seeing how big of a difference we can make in people’s lives. I also am really thankful to have coworkers that genuinely care about one another and support each other.”

“Not only does EmployAbilities have good values, it demonstrates those values to clients and staff. It is the best environment that I have worked in, where my input is valued and all people are respected. EmployAbilities walks the talk.”

“I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do as a career. I love the fact I am helping change people’s lives one person at a time.”

“I love EmployAbilities, I’ve been here a long time because I still get excited when I tell people about EmployAbilities. I feel awesome about the work we do.”

How to Apply

Please submit your complete resume and cover letter to: Jackie Nguy at jnguy@employabilities.ab.ca. In the subject line, indicate Employment – Steps 2 Employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

EmployAbilities is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in our organizational practices. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you require accommodations at any time during the recruitment phase include that information in your application.

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