Job Developer – Strive 4 Work Program

Job Developer – 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 Job Developer position to provide employment services to persons with disabilities in the South Edmonton area.

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Job Developer is responsible for building awareness of persons with disabilities or barriers as a viable source of skilled labour, establishing working relationships with employers, and supporting clients in securing meaningful employment.

Key Responsibilities

The Job Developer provides individual employment action plan development, job development, job placement, and follow up services. Specific responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with individual employers to bring awareness and promote the skills and abilities of persons with a disability or barriers to employment.
  • 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.
  • Work with employers to coordinate interviews, placements and on-site visits.
  • Expand awareness of traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities within the Business Community by participating in networking events, job fairs and public speaking opportunities.
  • Provide participant follow up services after placement including telephone contact and on-site visits as required
  • Engage in professional consultation and liaise with community agencies and various partners to promote the agency and its clients.
  • 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.
  • Update and maintain the Employer/Client Data Base.
  • 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 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 In the subject line, indicate 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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