Employment Placement Specialist

600 · Surrey, British Columbia
Department 600
Employment Type Full-Time, CBA, Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $25.27 per hour

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: October 27, 2021
Competition Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Internal Posting Location: https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/
Commencement Date: ASAP
Status: Permanent, Full-Time

Number of Positions: 1
Work Area: Surrey, 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 Employers in BC in 2020, 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.

Position Summary

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 related to delivering WorkBC employment services. As an Employment Placement Specialist, you will assist unemployed or underemployed individuals in preparing for, finding and keeping employment. 

This position is delivering WorkBC employment services, in a center managed by one of our partner agencies (OPTIONS), at the Whalley WorkBC Centre in Surrey. Please visit www.workbc.ca for more information on the types of services the program includes.

We will train! Previous experience as a Marketing Coordinator, Sales Representative, Business Administrator, Recruiter or Talent Aquisition Specialist, Job Developer, Case Manager, Career Counsellor or Advisor is considered an asset. 

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in Marketing, Sales, Business Administration or Community Social Service, or a related field;
  • Recent, related experience of three (3) years;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • CCDP Certification considered an asset.
  • Valid BC driver’s license required and access to a motor vehicle.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability and passion to establish and maintain positive rapport with a diverse profile of people including job seekers, employers and community in general.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate/coach clients and staff to learn new skills and achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load and work under pressure.
  • Time management skills, ability to prioritize; strong organizational skills a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role.
  • Advanced MS Office and database skills; ability to learn and navigate online technology platforms.
  • Knowledge of the local labour market trends and training/employment opportunities.

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 humanresources@opendoorgroup.org 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!

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  • Location
    Surrey, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time, CBA, Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $25.27 per hour