Employment Facilitator / Job Developer

Employment Facilitator / Job Developer

Job Information: 

Location: Remote work from home supporting the St. Albert and surrounding area

Part Time/Full Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Temporary

Hours of Work: 35 hours/ week

Salary Range: $45,000 – $52,000

Deadline for Submission: September 29, 2022

EmployAbilities Strive 4 Work program has a new and exciting opportunity! We are looking to recruit a temporary full-time Employment Facilitator / Job Developer to provide employment services to persons with disabilities in the St. Albert and surrounding areas. This is an opportunity for up to 6 months, with the potential for extension.

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Job Developer/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
The Employment Facilitator/Job Developer provides individual employment focused intake and assessment, service plan development, job development, job placement, retention and follow up services. Specific responsibilities include:

Employment Development:

  • Conduct individual interviews with clients to assist in the identification of appropriate employment goals, employment barriers, and the development of appropriate work experience and job placement strategies.
  • 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.
  • Build positive working relationships with individual St. Albert employers.
  • Liaise with employers to identify employment opportunities.
  • Investigate and obtain work experience and job placements for clients.
  • Match client’s transferable skills and interests with available labour market opportunities.
  • Facilitate group training including employment preparation, personal life management, job search strategies, and employment retention.
  • Provide comprehensive on the job supports, training, follow-up service and other related resources to employers.
  • Work with employers to coordinate interviews, placements and on-site visits.
  • Provide participant follow up services after placement including telephone contact and on-site visits as required.
  • Promote the program to government and 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.

Community Involvement:

  • Promote the program to government and 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 St. Albert labour market and its employers.
  • 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.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check, and provide proof of vaccination. Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (i.e. medical, religious) may request for an exemption.

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 / Job Developer.

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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