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Life Skills Instructor / Customized Employment Specialist – Permanent, Full Time


Position: Hybrid Life Skills Instructor/ Customized Employment Specialist (CES) – Permanent Full-Time

Location: Enrichment Services Centre – Surrey (Cloverdale)

Hours: 35 hrs/wk (28 hrs Enrichment Centre Services, 7 hrs Specialized Employment Services)

(Approximate hours for ESC role: Monday 9-2, Tuesday 9:30-3:30, Wednesday 9:30-3:30, Thursday 9:30-3:30, Friday 9-2. Employment Specialist hours (7) flexible around ESC/ Life Skills Instructor responsibilities)

We are looking for Life Skills Instructor/ Employment Specialist to join our Sources Enrichment Services Centre team! This individual must be outgoing, creative, and enjoy working in a team environment .

About Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Sources Enrichment Services Centre- Cloverdale

Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for growth

The philosophy is to enhance life experiences through providing a positive, structured environment that allows for the exploration of individual strengths and abilities.

Through the visual arts, social facilitation, recreational design and other creative means we aim to connect individuals to their community for their long term mental, emotions and physical health.

The Enrichment Services Center offers a group-based program providing a set curriculum of activities weekly to promote well-being, social participation and independence.  Our set curriculum is based on five categories of activities that we believe support meaningful experiences and opportunity for growth.  These categories of activities are aimed to be offered once to three times a week: Community Based Activity, Communication Development, Art and Creative Expression, Health and Fitness, and Social Participation. The Life Skills instructor role is to directly engage individuals through empathy and attentiveness while also actively contributing to the design and facilitation of the program lessons and activities.

The Customized Employment Specialist will provide employment training and development, supported job search and placement services to persons with disabilities, including discovery, developing employment profiles, working collaboratively with the case management team and clients’ personal supports to develop employment plans and client portfolios. The Customized Employment Specialist has a key role undertaking marketing activities and working with employers to create work experience and jobs that match the clients’ interests, abilities and skill sets and results in paid employment opportunities for clients.


  • ·         Activity planning and implementation
  • ·         Direct client support through modelling and teaching
  • ·         Supporting clients including with personal care needs
  • ·         Behaviour and communication supports
  • ·         Reporting and documentation
  • ·         Engaging in positive and meaningful supports with service users
  • ·         Network and establish relationships with community businesses and other relevant stakeholders
  • ·         Working cohesively with a team of caring and compassionate professionals


  • ·           An undergraduate degree or diploma or appropriate combination of education and experience in community support, social services, and/or employment/career development field.
  • ·           Knowledge and experience working with individuals with a range of disabilities; physical, mental health and developmental disabilities.
  • ·           Knowledge of and /or experience in Customized Employment/ Job Development is ideal
  • ·           Training and/ or experience working with clients with behavioural challenges, issues related to mental health or dual diagnosis is a strong asset.
  • ·           Familiarity with Community Inclusion and the goals of Community Living British Columbia.
  • ·           Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and actively use critical thinking skills
    • ·           ‘People person’ who is comfortable networking and engaging others with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders;
    • job seekers, business/employers, families, peer groups and community agencies / organizations.
  • ·           Ability to organize, facilitate and lead instructional workshops.
  • ·           Self motivated with the ability to multi-task, take initiative, and work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • ·           Class 5 Driver’s license and reliable transportation; travel is required.
  • ·           Ability to pass a Criminal Record check is required.
  • ·           Strong administrative ability and computer proficiency with emphasis on MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Internet and data management systems.

Start Date: ASAP


  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: November 6 , 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by November 9th, 2020 or earlier

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Jason Cusator, Community Inclusion Manager, Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.