Employment Development Coordinator

Warriors Way is a partnership with Edmonton Police Service that assists with the reintegration of Indigenous men 18 and over that are previously/currently incarcerated. We provide support in the areas of housing, addictions, counselling, family reunification, life skills and employment skills development with the end goal of securing employment. This is a temporary position with an end date of September 30, 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit clients for Warriors Way employment program and market the program
  • Facilitate employment week workshops such as; resume development, job search strategies, interview techniques & work ethics
  • Provide referrals to Case Managers when needed (i.e. client requires social supports).
  • Create and Maintain student employment database i.e. list of all students and their employment information
  • Assist Team Lead with gathering stats for proposal purposes
  • Conduct pre and post program surveys
  • Recruit employers who are willing to work with the employment programs in various industries and occupations.
  • Set up job shadow and job placements for students requiring work experience.
  • Assist students with accessing resources for employment purposes i.e. funding for work gear, etc.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients who have graduated from the Adult employment program
  • Meet with students one-on-one providing counseling and strategies to overcome barriers
  • Create and Maintain student employment database i.e. list of all students and their employment information
  • Provide updates to team leader and program staff regarding the students i.e. terminations, withdrawals, starts, completions, etc.

Qualification Requirements

  • Human Services degree or diploma; equivalencies will be considered.
  • 3-5 years of experience in career/employment counselling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working with vulnerable/high risk populations.
  • Strong career assessment and career planning skills;
  • Proficient in computer functions such as database reporting, word processing, Internet and email;
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous culture and language is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have own vehicle with a 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a driver abstract
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
  • Ability to do shift work, evenings and weekends.

Start Date

This position is to start as soon as possible

How to Apply

You can send your cover letter and resume via hr@bentarrow.ca