Pre-employment Supports Program – Case Worker - Term ends March 31, 2023
Seabird Island Band
Agassiz, British Columbia
6d ago

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service, and nonprofit services.

We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.

Position Summary :

The Case Worker is responsible for working with clients one-on-one and in small groups to assist them to overcome one or more barriers that are inhibiting their ability to gain employment.

Clients will range from 19-24 and 25-49 years of age. The successful candidate will provide education, information and assistance to clients on all aspects of employment, education, training, and life career planning.

The Case Worker takes a hands on approach to assisting their clients in exploring careers and finding employment including building relationships with potential employers

Qualifications / Requirements :

  • Post-secondary education in Career Development and or Job Club, ACEC, Life Skills, or A&D (a combination of education and professional experience will be considered);
  • Ability to format and facilitate employment, training and education-related workshop activities;
  • Proficient in MS office and other computer applications;
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and to work well under pressure to meet regular reporting deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • High standard of professionalism and work ethic;
  • Knowledge of the Sto : lo culture, traditions and language is an asset;
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and reliable transportation;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check
  • Primary Responsibilities :

  • Conduct one-on-one employment counseling and assisting the client to create their Mandatory Action Plan (MAP);
  • Interview clients to obtain employment history, educational / training background and career goals;
  • Identify barriers to employment and assist clients with job readiness skills, job search strategies, formatting resumes and cover letters, skills development, preparing for job interviews and transition to work;
  • Conduct appropriate referrals for clients to secure assistance in drug and alcohol issues, mental health, rehabilitation, financial aid or skills development training;
  • Prepare and facilitate skills training workshops;
  • Schedule service delivery to participating communities (may require overnight travel);
  • Research and collect labour market information for clients;
  • Maintain a job bank of clients to refer to casual labour positions within the communities;
  • Liaise with local employers to assist with recruiting and maintaining aboriginal employment;
  • Market employment and training programs and services and provide outreach assistance;
  • Prepare reports for supervisor, manager and funding agencies;
  • Assist with typing forms, letters, data entry, and faxing, photocopying, scheduling and confirming appointments;
  • Compile and distribute weekly job postings via email or fax to community outreach locations as well as assisting to maintain the daily Job Posting Boards and binder;
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Director, or the CAO.
  • Core Competencies :

  • Client Focus
  • Team Work
  • Valuing Cultural Diversity
  • Work Ethics and Values
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent company-paid benefits package
  • Pension plan with employer contributions
  • 2 weeks’ annual vacation to start
  • Professional development and other training opportunities
  • Inclusive working environment
  • Casual attire
  • Benefits :

  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health benefits, vision care, dental care, life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Link to our Webpage :

    Seabird Island Band is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest.

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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