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Supported Employment Specialist

COMPETITION NO.  17-111

POSITION: Supported Employment Specialist – Permanent Full-Time
CURRENT LOCATION: WorkBC Employment Services Centres (South Surrey/White Rock)
CURRENT HOURS: 35 hrs/wk

POSITION SUMMARY: Sources is seeking a Supported Employment Specialists for our South Surrey Employment Service Centre.  Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Supported Employment Specialists will provide job development and placement services to all clients including specialized populations such as youth, immigrants, multi-barriered and persons with disability. Duties include but not limited to developing vocational profiles, working collaboratively with case management and job development teams and client’s personal supports to develop employment plans, marketing and working with employers to create paid employment opportunities for clients including wage subsidies.  The Supported Employment Specialist will provide additional supports through on-site support, job coaching and monitoring and follow-up.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant degree or diploma or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with multi-barriered individuals and people with physical, mental health, and developmental disabilities
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in employment counselling, case management and /or job development, preferably with a wide variety of individuals
  • A genuine interest in supporting clients in obtaining and retaining jobs
  • Result oriented focus on placement
  • Demonstrated success in job development and placement
  • Effective communication, creative problem solving ability and strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task, take initiative, work independently under pressure, and work effectively in a team environment, exercising good judgment in a continually changing, fast paced performance based environment
  • Advanced computer skills; Microsoft Office, and experience with data management systems
  • Criminal Record Check is required

START DATE: October 2, 2017
SALARY: $24.00 per hour
CLOSING DATE: September 17, 2017

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
Email: sources.careers@gmail.com and include the competition number in the subject line.