Career Coach - Career Paths
Douglas College
New Westminster, BC, CA
16d ago

Work Arrangements

This contract position is for 40 hours per week commencing March 27, 2019. Must be able to work flexible hours (including some evenings and weekends).

Home base is Surrey Training Centre however travel is required between delivery sites in Surrey, New Westminster, Coquitlam and Burnaby in addition to travel across the Lower Mainland.

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 contributes to the success of Douglas College and its community of learners and will be responsible as part of the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants’ team to assist program participants in finding work in their field of expertise.

The intent of the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants initiative is to improve employment outcomes for Skilled Immigrants in BC by leveraging their pre-

arrival skills and qualifications which thereby contributes to higher earnings and facilitates progress towards re-credentialing where appropriate.

This, in turn, benefits the BC Labour Market.


  • Program marketing and participant recruitment;
  • Individualized needs assessment and action planning which includes up-to-date and detailed steps on pathways to licensure for IMGs (International Medical Graduates), IENs (Internationally Educated Nurses), Sonographers and HCAs (Heath Care Assistants);
  • Assisting professional newcomer clients to research their occupational field and the local labour market;
  • Identifying and addressing clients’ employment and licensure barriers;
  • Coaching skilled immigrants in effective strategies specific to their occupational goal;
  • Developing and facilitating online and face-to-face occupation specific workshops for skilled immigrants;
  • Coordinating and monitoring online and face-to-face delivery within the Career Paths program;
  • Job development and placement monitoring;
  • Reporting and tracking participant outcomes and activities with accuracy;
  • Establishing priorities, setting and meeting deadlines;
  • Adapting to constantly changing requirements and working well under pressure;
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, program participants, community service providers, regulatory bodies, and employers.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience facilitating workplace orientation and delivering career development services; Experience working with skilled immigrants is an asset
  • Extensive experience and proven outcomes in coaching professionals through regulated licensing processes and to secure work.
  • Coaching experience with internationally trained Physicians, Nurses, Sonographers and Health Care Assistants is an asset;
  • Experience in design, development and implementation of curriculum for an e-learning environment;
  • Solid experience liaising with teaching faculty, regulatory bodies, community service providers and agencies, networking with employers to develop program services, job leads, and to meet contract performance targets;
  • Knowledge of Blackboard or equivalent; experience with leading, moderating webinars / workshops
  • Comfortable learning new technology (web conferencing, learning management system)
  • Knowledge of Essential Skills;
  • Knowledge of Canadian workplace practices and current labour market knowledge across a range of industry sectors;
  • Advanced proficiency in internet research, Microsoft Office, internal database systems and social media; skills in using presentation software will be an asset (Powerpoint, Camtasia, Adobe Creative or equivalent)
  • Excellent team player; ability to calmly handle changing circumstances;
  • Ability to adjust to a flexible schedule (weekends, evenings)
  • Travel within the Lower Mainland is required : access to a vehicle and valid BC Driver’s license or reliable alternative transportation.
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