Career Coach / Job Developer (for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)

Douglas College
September 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Career Coach / Job Developer (for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)

Posting Number 02020SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level - Salary Range - Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 10/02/2023 End Date 09/30/2024 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Work Arrangements

Majority of work will occur in-person at the New Westminster campus between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Schedule flexibility may be needed on occasion.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The Career Coach/Job Developer is responsible for participant recruitment & intakes, curriculum development and facilitation of career planning & job search strategies, and the provision of one-to-one case management and job development support for Q+ Works program participants.

Q+ Works is an innovative, responsive employment and skills training program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults that employs principles of Universal Design for Learning, Co-Design, and Hope-Centered Career Development. Participants will develop workplace skills by choosing, undertaking, and managing a group project, while researching relevant career and educational pathways, visiting employer sites, and engaging with guest speakers and employer panels to expand their networks. The 10-week program features 6 weeks of in-person cohort-based training and 4 weeks of individual and group meetings to finalize training plans, begin job search, and/or prepare applications for further education or training.


Participant Recruitment and Intakes:

  • Actively assist with participant recruitment and marketing efforts.
  • Deliver Information Sessions.
  • Review applications and select applicants.
  • Conduct intake interviews and informal assessments to determine suitability for program.
  • Curriculum Development and Facilitation:

  • Develop career planning curriculum that employs the principles of Universal Design for Learning and incorporates the principles of Co-design where possible.
  • Facilitate group and one-on-one career planning sessions.
  • Facilitate client learning about the educational pathways that will support their employment objectives.
  • Encourage sociability, friendship, and a positive peer group that embraces teamwork and a non-competitive collective sensibility.
  • Career Coaching and Training Plans:

  • Work with Participants to develop and finalize a Training Plan which leads to either sustainable employment or future education/training.
  • Employ Hope-Centred Career Development practices and a trauma-informed approach.
  • Meet regularly with Participants to review and modify Training Plans as needed to ensure Participants stay on track.
  • Prepare Participants for job interviews and debrief interviews afterwards.
  • Provide individualized career planning and job search strategies to augment class instruction.
  • Deliver or arrange for personality assessments such as the MBTI and Personality Dimensions.
  • Assist employers with onboarding and the development of training (if requested by them).
  • Follow-up Supports:

  • Conduct follow up with participants to provide job maintenance and ongoing career development support.
  • Assist participants with issues that may arise during their employment.
  • Employer and Community Connections:

  • Develop and build connections with 2SLGBTQIA+ focused and/or friendly organizations and employers.
  • Liaise with employers to provide work placements, host field trips and/or to participate in employer panels and hiring events.
  • Coordinate with WorkBC offices and liaise with organizations that provide wrap around supports and refer participants as appropriate.
  • Participate in the department's Job Developer group.
  • Participate in events and panels with other organizations as they arise.
  • Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion:

  • Celebrate diversity and foster an equitable, accessible and inclusive program where all feel a sense of belonging.
  • Work collaboratively with our inclusivity partner to apply an intersectional lens to ensure accessibility and inclusivity through all phases of the program.
  • Administration:

  • Maintain records of participant progress, community connections and curriculum.
  • Adhere to privacy requirements and follow the department's file saving practices.
  • Develop a Facilitation guide and contribute to a Program Guide.
  • Support program administrators with tracking of Wage Subsidies and Direct Employer supports.
  • Participate in project team meetings.
  • Complete and/or contribute to reports and paperwork as requested.
  • Contribute to the department's ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Certified Career Development Professional is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in related field. Career development and employment services is preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate engaging in person and online programming.
  • Experience &/or knowledge of:

  • Hope-Centred Career Development principles,
  • Trauma Informed Practice,
  • Universal Design for Learning,
  • Principles of Co-Design.
  • Experience working with young adults who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.

  • Awareness of barriers to employment.
  • Knowledge of current local and regional economic conditions and labour market information options for job seekers.
  • Established broad based employer network an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in internet research, Microsoft Word, and social media.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and calmly handle changing circumstances.
  • Travel within the Lower Mainland is required: access to a vehicle and valid BC Driver's license or reliable alternative transportation.
  • Preference will be given to 2SLGBTQIA+ candidates with lived experience that possess the qualifications for this position.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

    Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 09/20/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
  • If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
  • Current employee
  • Former employee
  • Current student
  • Former student
  • None of the above
  • If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
  • Douglas College Careers Site
  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Personal Referral
  • Agency Referral
  • Professional Association Website
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
  • Douglas College CareerHUB
  • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
  • Other
  • Glassdoor
  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
  • Yes, I confirm
  • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • References with Contact Information
  • Transcripts and/or Credentials
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