Employment Facilitator – Strive 4 Work Program

Employment Facilitator – Strive 4 Work Program

Job Information:

Location: Edmonton (In person – office located in South Edmonton)

Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time


End Date:
March 27, 2026 with the potential for an extension

Hours of Work:
35 hours/ week

Salary Range: $52,780 annually

Deadline for Submission:
April 13, 2023

EmployAbilities Strive 4 Work (S4W) program has a new and exciting opportunity! We are looking to recruit a temporary full-time Employment Facilitator to provide employment services to persons with disabilities in the South Edmonton area.

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Employment Facilitator is responsible for facilitating the skill development of individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment to pursue and fulfill their employment goals, objectives and aspirations.

Key Responsibilities

Intake and Assessment

  • Conduct initial client needs assessments to determine eligibility status and suitability for the S4W programs.
  • Provide referral to alternative programs, community supports and specialized assessment providers as required.
  • Support clients in the development of action plans to address identified employment barriers, employability, interests and learning needs.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date and accurate files and timely documentation.

Case Management

  • Create, monitor and revise client action plans based on agreed upon activities, schedule and results.
  • Assist clients in accessing necessary and appropriate interventions and social supports to realize service plan.
  • Monitor participant attendance and progress.
  • Conduct client follow-up and support, may include telephone contact, on-site visits and job coaching.
  • Maintain in-house data base entries, client service statistics and related documentation in a timely manner.


  • Facilitate group training including employment preparation, personal life management, job search strategies, and employment retention.
  • Provide one-on-one training and job coaching tailored to the needs of the participant on the job following a specific training plan until the participant is self-sufficient and able to perform job duties accurately and effectively without assistance.
  • Develop and prepare instructional materials to meet the needs of participants.
  • Research, develop and enhance program curriculum to address changes in technology, the labor market and/or participant needs.
  • Secure, schedule and support sessions offered by external instructors and guests.
  • Assist clients with technology needs as required.

Community Involvement

  • Promote the program to potential participants, non-profit agencies, local community groups, churches and other ethnic community groups etc.
  • Represent the Agency and promote available supports, services and programs to the community and other service providers through networking, presentations, conferences, attendance at job fairs and other business events.


  • Other duties as required.


  • Degree or 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 facilitation, skills training, employment counselling and/or employment development is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with persons with disabilities, barriers to employment or other at-risk populations is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of the local labour market.
  • Must have clear understanding of client confidentiality and FOIP
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

The successful applicant 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 Facilitator.

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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