Position: Career and Employment Specialist 

 Created in 1997, Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is a provincial non-profit organization committed to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology. With private and public funding, WRDC offers a variety of programs and services to address the challenges surrounding the attraction, recruitment, retention and advancement of women in these careers. Our charitable arm, the Educational Resource Centre (ERC), was created in 2002, to provide hands-on learning and career exploration opportunities for younger women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 

Position Summary

 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Career and Employment Specialist will provide career development and employment assistance services to clients at all stages of the career cycle. WRDC coordinators also develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate programming to ensure program outcomes are achieved and WRDC standards, guidelines and policies are maintained.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support clients to identify and overcome barriers to employment and life success
  • Conduct orientation sessions and preliminary needs assessment
  • Identify client’s eligibility for various services, refer to appropriate services
  • Co-create an action plan for each qualified client based on the results of relevant assessments, critical evaluation, and use of career resources, labour market information, and educational/training information.
  • Provide ongoing support and monitor client progress
  • Provide clear and concise information to clients ensuring they understand their rights, responsibilities, and limits to confidentiality
  • Keep active connections with employment agencies, community supports and local employers
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of labour market information regarding trades and technology careers
  • Develop and facilitate approved presentations, workshops, meetings or conferences; support the coordination of logistics, scheduling and participant communications
  • Recruit and oversee delivery of the Orientation to Trades and Technology program
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners and stakeholders
  • Program coordination including recommendations of new or revised program goals, develop and monitor work plan in accordance with program objectives, monitor program expenditures, and coordinate daily activities
  • Maintain accurate records, ensure all forms and waivers are signed, provide activity and output reports as directed
  • Other duties as required

 Qualifications and Requirements

  • Completion of a related post-secondary program OR equivalent in education and related work experience required
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation or can demonstrate partial completion
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in the following areas: career development, employment assistance services, employment counselling/coaching, case management, curriculum development, group facilitation, intake/needs assessment, job/work development, and program coordination/management
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities/projects and producing results within deadline
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining links to business, industry, government, educational institutions, associations, and community services
  • High degree of computer literacy and advanced working knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • High regard for confidentiality, quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Related experience in the not-for-profit sector and demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs, program development, coordination, and delivery is an asset

 

Hours of Work: 

  • Primarily 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday; some flexibility is required
  • Some travel is required. Travel expenses will be covered in accordance with current WRDC policies.

Starting Salary:  $45,000 – $55,000 per annum

Please apply to [email protected] and quote competition number CES0205-CB by February 18, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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