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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Assist employers with onboarding and the development of training (if
requested by them).
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.
Maintain records of participant progress, community connections and
Adhere to privacy requirements and follow the department's file saving
Develop a Facilitation guide and contribute to a Program Guide.
Support program administrators with tracking of Wage Subsidies and Direct
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
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
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
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
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
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 09/20/2023
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.
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
https: // www. douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/11387
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Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
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?
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
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
Professional Association Website
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Douglas College CareerHUB
Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
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
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