The position of Job Developer will work within an interdisciplinary team including an Occupational Therapist and Vocational Therapist to provide evidence-based interventions to people receiving income assistance who have the designation Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB). This position will be responsible to work with program participants and potential employers to develop jobs with duties consistent with a specific program-participant’s skills and abilities. Responsibilities may require negotiating with employers for a program-participant to fill parts of the duties in an existing job within the employer. This position will also ensure on-going follow-up with the program participant and employer to maximize the program-participants likelihood of successfully retaining the job.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Consults with Occupational Therapist and Vocational Counsellor and other rehabilitation workers regarding the clients' individual vocational/employment plans and strategies to ensure job success.
· Within a client-centered rehabilitation approach, interviews clients and identifies interests, skills, suitability and job readiness. Refers to other programs as required and provides information regarding available community services.
· Directly markets clients by contacting employers and accompanying clients to interviews, or provides self-directed job search suggestions, or finds community work experience and/or job shadows/trials.
· Arranges/negotiates workplace modifications with the employers if required.
· Provides education and support to employers/human resource personnel, as required, to assist in the hiring process, develops job marketing plans, and information packages for employers.
· Assists clients, either individually or on a group basis, with resume writing, job search skills, and job retention skills.
· Follows up with employers to ensure work experience placements and employment agreements are established and maintained and monitors the quality of placements. Assists employers to work with clients by performing duties such as providing education and information and advising on client special needs.
· Develops and maintains a working/networking relationship with other staff at vocational resource organizations, provincial and federal vocational training programs, wage subsidy programs, and others to foster employment opportunities for this population group.
· Prepares and maintains progress reports on all referred clients.
· Provides an ongoing commitment to client services and continuous improvement to ensure enhanced client services and the most effective delivery of service.
· Other related duties as appropriate and required.
· Provides cover for other program staff as appropriate and required.
Education, Training & Experience
· Successful completion of a recognized program incorporating psychosocial rehabilitation or a Diploma in Business specializing in marketing or equivalent, plus two years' recent experience doing job coaching, marketing and job development; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
· Valid B.C. Class 5 driver's license
· Criminal Record Check
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
· Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles, preferable of the Recovery Centered Clinical System.
· Knowledge of community resources and understanding of people who have experienced serious mental illness and/or substance use with a commitment to client-centered rehabilitation.
· Experience working with individuals facing mental health challenges and offending behaviours.
· Knowledge of methods and practices employed in marketing, coaching and supporting program participants who have experienced serious mental illness and/or substance use.
· Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal direction, to problem solve, to take initiative, to anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.
· Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public, volunteers and other employees, to deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies/organizations, to maintain confidentiality, and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
· Demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook and outcome measurement database software at the intermediate level or above.
· Ability to operate standard office equipment.
· Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
· Ability to work within a team focused environment.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $42,000.00-$45,000.00 per year
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Vision care
- Secondary School (preferred)
- Remote interview process
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place