Employment Facilitator Job in Kamloops for Open Door Group | Jobs.ca

Employment Facilitator

February 17 2021
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Training - Development - Improvement
Kamloops, BC

Employment Facilitator

Salary: $25.27 per hour (Grid 31, Step 1)
Hours of Work: 36 hours per week
Days of Work: Monday to Friday
Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
Date Posted: February 17th, 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Commencement Date: ASAP
Positions Available: 3

Status: Full Time, Permanent

Work Area: Kamloops, BC

About Open Door Group:

Open Door Group is a non-profit, social enterprise that operates on the fundamental belief that all British Columbians have the right and ability to succeed. Established in 1976, Open Door Group delivers a range of programs and services to help individuals prepare for, find and keep employment and/or develop meaningful connections in their communities. Today, Open Door Group serves thousands of people per year in several communities throughout BC.

As one of Canada’s Certified Great Places to Work, we pride ourselves on modelling a culture of authenticity and transparency. Our core values are based on the genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success, and we aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve, as well as our employees.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Program Director, the Employment Facilitator improves client employment readiness through referral and follow-up to community referral and through competency-based training. Employment Facilitators support clients to obtain job placements by facilitating and supporting self-marketing job search activities.


1. Markets employment and training program(s) to prospective clients and employers and develops related promotional materials.

2. Conduct orientations, information sessions, pre-screen, and evaluate client eligibility for programs and services. Supports clients to enrol in government required registration.

3. Provides clients with information regarding available resources within the community, refers to other programs and services as required, and monitors enrolment/progress in those programs.

4. Provide support, direction, and regular contact to clients utilizing the Resource Centre.

5. Ensure clients utilizing the Resource Centre have access to current and updated job search resources and job leads. Support and follow-up clients in their self-marketing job search.

6. Liaises with the program funder, internal staff, and stakeholders to provide and receive information that supports clients/student’s ability to achieve their goals.

7. Teaches student/client and provide coaching using a variety of instructional methodologies to enable the development of skills necessary for increased employability and/or personal independence.

8. Assists clients to become job-ready by arranging for short-term training.

9. Designs curricula and lesson plans for courses such as computer skills, cohort training, job search skills, and essential skills. Modifies lesson plans according to factors such as student/client level, student/client goals and mental health and behavioural barriers.

10. Formally evaluates students/clients in areas such as technical and interpersonal skill development, provides student/clients with feedback, and prepares progress reports.

11. Provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of student/client skill acquisition.

12. Provides input and make recommendations to management on issues such as program evaluation and organizational policies.

13. Maintain adequate levels of supplies. Make recommendations for types of equipment required.

14. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as student evaluations, attendance records, schedules, wait lists, and job placement results.

15. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in human services or instruction.
  • Two years recent, related experience in instruction and/or providing job-search assistance.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the local labour market trends and employment placement opportunities in BC.
  • Must pass a criminal record background check.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to motivate clients and/or program participants to learn skills and acquire employment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load, and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with educational methodologies and instructional techniques for adults.
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment and to work independently.
  • Advanced MS Office and database skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem solve.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and productive relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate who is bilingual in French and English

Open Door Group values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are looking for qualified individuals who represent, at all job levels, the diversity of the people we serve and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, origin and ethnic affiliations, disability, age, and religion.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please email us humanresources@opendoorgroup.org or contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Open Door Group team!

Apply now!