The YWCA Project Coordinator/Employability Skills Coach position will work in partnership with Sprott Shaw College to deliver the Discovery, Early Childhood Educator Basic Labour Market Training program. The Employability Skills Coach/Coordinator will engage in the entire recruitment process including liaising with staff from WorkBC, Sprott Shaw College and the YWCA, and will provide participants with mentorship during training to ensure a solid grasp of the curriculum, address any language barriers or learning issues to support participants being successful in the project. The role will be responsible for networking with supervisors to support the placement of job-ready immigrant clients in work placements that best suit client needs, abilities and employment goals. The role will support participants in a successful transition from unemployment to full time employment and/or improved employability.
Employability Skills Coach/Facilitator Core Duties:
Recruit qualified candidates that meet all participant project requirements as well as program entrance requirements
Facilitate Employability and Skills for Success Training Workshops via in person or online format
Provide each participant with ongoing Training/ Work Experience Coaching
Provide immigrant participants with mentorship during training to ensure a solid grasp of the curriculum, address any language barriers or learning issues to support immigrants being successful in the project
Review participant's employment goals and identify potential employer connections for workplace experience placement
Support participants and Practicum supervisors through onboarding process and provide coaching as needed
Facilitate work experience evaluation process and support negotiation of employment offers
Follow up with clients to confirm employment outcome
Conduct public relations and marketing of the program
Liaise with local WorkBC staff, Sprott Shaw College staff, work experience host organization staff and employers
Collect invoices for processing and keep track of budget expenditures
Write project reports highlighting outcomes and client success at milestone dates as identified in Schedule A (monthly and end of project)
Conduct special project contributions and other duties as assigned, including travel to work experience locations and or Sprott Shaw campus as required
Minimum 3 years of direct experience coaching clients, facilitating career development and job search workshops
Minimum educational requirements: either Bachelor Degree or 2-year Diploma in career counselling or adult education combined with relevant work experience
Familiarity with online and cloud based communication platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting)
Knowledge of employment barriers, and experience working with immigrant clients
Ability to provide employment counselling to diverse socioeconomic client populations
Knowledge of current local and regional economic conditions and labour market information
Proven experience developing productive, professional relationships with clients and employers
Demonstrated experience marketing services to employers to garner labour market information, generate job leads, and create work experience placements
Ability to assist clients with resume & cover letter development and job search
Ability to work from home and deliver in-person services to clients as required
Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as needed
Motivated to work independently and as part of a team to deliver exemplary service
A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable individuals) is required
Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.
ABOUT THE YWCA
This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.
This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!
How to Apply
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to email a cover letter that outlines fit for the role and a resume to:
Attention: Hiring Committee
Position open until filled
YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.