Program Coordinator, Career and Employment Services

Opening date
Closing date
Term
Contract
Region
British Columbia & Yukon
Location
This position can be based in one of our CNIB offices: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George and/or Abbottsford.
Job description
Functional Contribution
  • Maintains all case data and Labour market documentation consistent with CNIB systems and procedures.
  • Facilitates employability skills workshops and vocational assessments in topic areas such as resume development, goal setting, employment preparation, life skills and motivation.
  • Delivers one-on-one supportive employment counselling and completes assessments for individuals in pre-employment skill training, employment search and exploration of other training options while addressing barriers to client’s goal planning.
  • You will help us build strong, positive relationships with program participants, gaining insight into their unique needs and lived experiences, and ensuring they have the support they need to reach their goals.
  • Provides consultation and networks with prospective employers.
  • Identifies trends of current Labour market information.
  • Performs administrative duties including but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
Relationships
  • Community outreach and building strong relationships with employers, community partners and government funders.
  • Promotes an understanding and awareness of vision health as it relates to employment through consultation public education and in-house training.
  • Consults with divisional and national career support program team to share resources, practices, experiences, and ideas for creating new career support programs.
  • Provides consultation and networks with prospective corporate employers for potential Internship positions and partnerships.
Problem Solving
  • Provide timely delivery of career and employment services to individuals to work towards their employment related goals and ability to remain or become employed.
  • Ability to creatively and quickly problem solve to respond to unique individual needs.
Leadership
  • Provides leadership in community groups and partners by educating, advocating and promoting awareness about vision loss and the benefits of hiring a person with a disability.
  • Provide positive leadership, coaching and support to staff and volunteers within the program delivery team.
  • Facilitates and enhances team efforts on a professional level and share specialized knowledge, sources, experience, concepts, and skills.
Engaging and empowering participants
  • You will help us build strong, positive relationships with program participants, gaining insight into their unique needs and lived experiences, and ensuring they have the support they need to reach their goals.
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss and assistive technology is an asset.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Self-directed, organized and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated client centred approach and commitment.
  • Knowledge of job accommodation practice and relevant legislation.
  • Proficient in the use of computers.
  • Knowledge of the tools and practices used in career development, guidance, and vocational assessment.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Three to four years’ experience in employment and vocational counselling with a focus on assessments, employment preparation, skills training and employment coaching.
  • Education related to disability studies, counselling, or career development.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and vision loss is considered an asset.
  • Accreditation in counselling or rehabilitation would be an asset.
Working conditions
  • Service will be provided in CNIB center, places of employment and community.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Travel will be required provincially to deliver employment services.
     
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact susan.elsey@cnib.ca

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.