Job Coaches - Employment Now (Multiple Positions)
START DATE: As soon as possible
REPORTS TO: Manager, Employment Services
Summary of Responsibilities
The Job Coach works with the Employment team to provide employment and life skills related support to youth and young adult clients in the new Employment Now programs and other BGC employment programs. The key objectives of this position are to ensure that participants become more independent and self-reliant by overcoming barriers to employment and to increase their employability and achieve and maintain sustainable labour market or work experience. The Job Coach will market Boys and Girls Clubs employment services to employers and eligible potential participants. The Job Coach will monitor work placements, develop relationships with employers, and provide participants with ongoing coaching and support to ensure a positive experience.
- Works in accordance with policies, procedures and standards as set out by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC and by various
- Interviews participants and conducts vocational testing to ascertain interests, skills, job readiness, and goal setting to explore educational/vocational opportunities. Advises participants of other BGC services as
- Determines participants’ financial needs through an in-depth analysis of their existing financial situation as well as what services they will
- Provides participants with one-on-one counselling and coaching
- Supports Facilitators in workshops to assist participants in designing self-marketing tools including resume development, cover letters, references, and interviewing techniques, etc.
- Provides career exploration workshops to assist participants to recognize skills and values, interests, and aptitude related to career choices.
- Works with participants to develop an individualized action
- Provides research assistance for education and training opportunities for participants in preparation for employment training.
- Finds employment opportunities for participants and develops host/employer relationships to increase future placement
- Provides referrals for participants to other community support services as
- Collaboratively engages with the Facilitator to review and support participant action plans.
- Offers feedback on cover letters and resumes prepared by
- Facilitates the mock “interview readiness assessment” process with participants identified as job search
- Introduces participants to the online job search tools to access all generated job
- Navigates and supports participants through interviewing and employment decision-making
- Monitors and records employer’s claims for any participant related expense including accessing wage
- Markets services to employers and community groups to increase awareness of the benefits of hiring program
- Educates employers about the strengths of participants with disabilities to ensure optimum
- Promotes, organizes, and hosts industry events, such as employer panels, professional association information sessions, and industry-specific
- Monitors work placements and provides participants with mentoring and regular
- Provides follow-up services to participants who have left the
- Liaises with Facilitator to strategize and monitor the post-employment success of
- May work in other employment sites/programs during high volumes and/or coverage needs as
- Other duties as
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
- Willing to travel and provide service at various employment service site locations, and do outreach throughout the service areas.
- Post-secondary diploma or certification in human development, marketing, or a business practices-related discipline, combined with two or more years of experience in the community services field or the equivalent of education and
- A minimum of two to three years in employment service; recruiter experience.
- Knowledge of current local and regional economic conditions and labour market information across range of industry
- Knowledge of occupational
- Ability to provide employment and career counselling to diverse socioeconomic and cultural
- Excellent computer skills and ability to assist participants with career exploration and job search
- Strong knowledge of business structures and the issues faced by small and large organizations in recruiting and retaining a multicultural
- Proven experience developing productive and professional relationships with individual clients, employers, and business community
- Proven ability to be creative in establishing relationships through networking and connecting
- Demonstrated experience successfully marketing services to employers to garner labour market information, generate job leads, and create opportunities for employer and job seeker interactions such as workplace experience, mentoring, or
- Knowledge and ability to speak to and promote other BGC services that may benefit current and potential participants.
- Must be self-motivated.
- A reliable vehicle insured for business use and $2 million liability, and a clean drivers abstract
This is a full time (35 hours per week) position from with benefits after 6 months and pension after one year.
Thank in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.