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EMPLOYMENT FACILITATOR

Location: WorkBC Squamish
3 Months Contract position (Mon – Fri 40 hrs/wk) Starting September 2019

Howe Sound Women’s Centre, in partnership with WorkBC Squamish Employment Services Centre – Open Door Group, is hiring for the position of Employment Services Facilitator. This position is a 40 hours/week 3 Months Contract position with the possibility of extension.

Closing Date: August 28th, Wednesday
Salary Rate: Hourly, negotiable based on experience and qualifications

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
Please direct your inquiries, cover letter and resume to:
Shana Murray, Community Program Director
cpm@hswc.ca
Fax: 604-892-5749
SUMMARY:
Reporting directly to Howe Sound Women’s Centre’s Community Program Director and the WorkBC Employment Services Manager, the Employment Facilitator delivers employability related group and one-to-one workshops to a diverse population of men, women, and youth, to assist in supporting self-marketing job search activities, and finding, securing and maintaining employment or community attachment, within the policy and guidelines of the Employment Program of BC.

In addition to facilitation, the Employment Services Facilitator provides back-up support to clients in the Employment Resource Centre, job placement to clients, and employment supports to job seekers, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate Group and one-on-one employment and life skills workshops, either on-site, at outreach locations, or online, tailored to the client’s needs
  • Workshop Topics will include “Prepare, Find, and Maintain” such as resume development, interview techniques, career transitions, and topics on maintaining employment and other employment and life skills-related workshop topics
  • Deliver, review, evaluate, and design courses whenever necessary, and improve, the approved Open Door Group’s workshops to ensure effectiveness, relevance and quality to support clients in obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Develop and maintain employment-related resource materials
  • Engage clients and encourage their participations in and attendance at available workshops
  • Provide written reports regarding client performance and progress
  • Maintain open communication with other Employment Services members
  • Utilize and ensure timely and accurate data entry in the Integrated Case Management System (ICM) to capture outcomes
  • Provide back-up client service as needed in the Employment Resource Centre & Outreach Services, in job applications, resume and cover letter development, labor market research, and sourcing/collecting/posting local job leads; follow-up with regular clients in their self-marketing job search
  • Administer initial client assessment when determined that further support to the client is necessary
  • Provide referrals for participants to community support services, and monitor progress, as required
  • Work in collaboration with Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society to develop and support organizational vision, mission, & values
  • Attend team meetings and staff trainings as required
  • Participate and support the employment centre’s activities and events
  • Perform other duties as required, including vacation coverage for colleagues, community outreach activities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Up-to-date local labor market knowledge, understanding of the provincial labour market trends, and applied knowledge of BC’s Employment Standards Act
  • Knowledge of small and medium sized business structures and the issues faced by local employers in finding and retaining quality staff
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive results oriented relationships with clients and employers
  • Skilled at assessing personal characteristics, learning style, vocational identity, conditions of the work environment, as well as career development learning needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of working with specialized populations
  • Commitment to providing quality service and meeting or exceeding program deliverables
  • Proven ability to be adaptable in your approach by adjusting to changes in service delivery models, the labour market or participant trends
  • Alignment with and ability to display organizational core values of: accountability, communication, innovation, performance, relationship and spirit
  • Skilled at developing quality resumes quickly, ability to engage and retain clients in services and maintain motivation and action towards achieving their employment goal
  • Knowledge of multi-cultural and cross-cultural counselling and ethical career practice
  • Highly proficient with technologies, including: Windows environment, MS Office, Power Point and web based research tools, familiarity with social media and tools
  • Comfortable in delivering services through technology such as skype and other web based tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of client groups
  • Capable of delivering group workshops and individual learning services and successfully engaging learners to make the learning personally relevant for increased employability and/or personal independence
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage a dynamic work schedule
  • Understanding of the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Training, Education and Experience
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in facilitation
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred – a combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), Foundations of Violence Against Women or other Customer Service / Conflict Mediation Training an asset
  • Fluency in another language an asset
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Able to pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check – including vulnerable persons, under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.
Reports To:

1. Site Manager for WorkBC Employment Services Centre Squamish (Open Door Group / Back In Motion); &
2. Community Program Director (Howe Sound Women’s Centre)

At Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

JD – Employment Facilitator Job Posting (3-month contract)- August 2019

 

MULTICULTURAL OUTREACH SUPPORT (MOS) WORKER
Location: Squamish
Part-time 22 hours a week until March 2020 (and then 17.5 hrs week thereafter)

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre is looking for a Multicultural Outreach Support Worker for a permanent, part-time 22 hours a week (until March 2020 and then 17.5 hrs week thereafter).

Closing Date: Friday September 13th, 2019
Salary Rate: Hourly, negotiable based on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EFAP)

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
Please direct your inquiries, cover letter and resume to:
Shana Murray, Community Program Director
cpm@hswc.ca
Fax: 604-892-5749
SUMMARY:
Reporting directly to Howe Sound Women’s Centre’s Community Program Director, the Multicultural Outreach Support Worker responds to the diverse needs of women requiring multicultural services, who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse, threats or violence in an intimate relationships; this includes immigrant women, refugee women, women of colour and indigenous women. To provide services in a safe and supportive environment consisting of an accepting and protective atmosphere and to provide resource information that will enable Women to explore their options and define their goals.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum four years related post-secondary education in counselling, social/human services or a related discipline or a combination of education and experience.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate or equivalent an asset.
  • Fluency in another language an asset
  • Able to pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check – including vulnerable persons, under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • An in-depth understanding of systemic discrimination facing immigrant, refugee, and indigenous women as well as knowledge and understanding of the socio/economic and political conditions from which violence against women stems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong counselling, advocacy and skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to liaise and build successful relationships amongst service providers as a mindful representative of the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Second language an asset.
Reports To:

Community Program Director (Howe Sound Women’s Centre)

At Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

MOS Job Description

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