Employment Placement Specialist
Salary Range: $25.27 per hour (Grid 31)
Hours of Work: 36 per week
Days of Work: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:42pm
Days Off: Saturday, Sunday
Date Posted: April 19th, 2021
Competition Closing Date: April 26th, 2021
Internal Posting Location: https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/
Commencement Date: ASAP
Status: Permanent, Full-Time (subject to funding)
Work Area: Kamloops, BC
About Open Door Group
Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that has been serving communities across British Columbia since 1976. Today, we continue to provide tailored employment services to individuals and businesses to build strong workforce ecosystems and thriving communities.
Certified as a Great Place to Work™, and ranked as one of the Top 50 Mid-Size Employers in Canada in 2021, we pride ourselves on modeling 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.
As a Certified Living Wage Employer, Open Door Group strives to offer competitive wages and benefits for our staff. All permanent staff at Open Door Group receive a comprehensive, 100% employer-paid benefits package, a municipal pension plan, and supplemental benefits including earned days off and ongoing professional development. Open Door Group also offers an Employee and Family Assistance program to support the well-being of each of our staff.
Open Door Group is contracted by the Provincial government to deliver WorkBC Employment Services in the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, and Kamloops-Thompson communities. This position supports financial assistance programs available to individuals living with a disability through the Opportunities Fund Programs. As an Employment Placement Specialist, you will assist unemployed or underemployed individuals in preparing for, finding, and keeping employment.
Funded through Service Canada, the Opportunities Fund is designed to assist Persons with Disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment, by providing financial assistance designed to help with required skills training, wage subsidies, funding for adaptive equipment, self-employment training and financial supports. The Opportunities Fund program also focuses on supporting employers to build more inclusive workplaces and helps increase access to new hires with disabilities by acting as a recruitment/training support for businesses.
Key responsibilities of an Employment Placement Specialist include:
Client Service: Engaging and supporting clients from intake through to sustained employment. Includes evaluating client eligibility for programs and services, developing a realistic employment action plan and providing coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume preparation and interview skills. Also includes supporting access to necessary resources to support their journey to sustained employment and following up with clients once they have become employed to provide ant needed post-placement support.
Employer Engagement: Actively build relationships with local employers to match clients/candidates to job opportunities. Providing post-hire support to employers to promote the long-term employment placements of clients.
Administration: Completing and maintaining accurate related records, documentation, and reports on client and job candidate progress and employer activities. Liaising with the program funder and other stakeholders regarding relevant client information.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
How to Apply
Please click the "Apply for this Job" button on this page, and follow the steps to enter your personal information and submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role. Please do not submit your application by emailing us.
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 email@example.com 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!