Skip to Main Content

Disability Employment Placement Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. Note this position is pending contract signature.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Disability Employment Placement Specialist
Posting Number 01867SA
Location Maple Ridge
Grade or Pay Level -
Salary Range To be determined
Position Type Training Group Contract Employment
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Training Group
Start Date 06/01/2023
End Date 05/31/2024
Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Shift N/A
Work Arrangements
This posting is for a Disability Employment Placement Specialist who will work with BIPOC populations on a national Opportunities Fund project. The position works out of the Surrey office of the Training Group and requires travel to meet with employers and clients at other campuses.
This position is pending contract signing.

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 Disability Employment Placement Specialist (EPS) performs a job development role by supporting clients to secure informational interviews with employers, job shadowing opportunities and work experiences. This position assists clients to create resumes and preparing for work interviews. This role helps clients to develop job search skills and supports onboarding, training and ongoing job maintenance. The Disability Employment Placement Specialist is also responsible to initiate, build and maintain relationships with employers and source work experience placement for clients.
- facilitates small group or one to one instruction on job search techniques;
- resumes and cover letters;
- sourcing for employers / networking;
- interview skills;
- references;
- job maintenance;
- support on the job skill development .

- liaise with employer networks to initiative and build working relationships;
- attend Board of Trade, Chamber and other business and industry network events such as job fairs;
- provide information to employers on working with persons with disabilities and BIPOC populations;
- provide ongoing support to employers who are hosting work experience clients;
- identify suitable employers willing to host Work Experience Placements;
- set up informational interviews.

- assist with the development and distribution of marketing materials;
- facilitate information sessions;
- conduct client screening intakes.

- keep detailed records of all participants/employer as required by the Centre and the Funders;
- provide statistics and reports as required;
- review client outcomes against performance targets;
- contributing strategies to ensure program targets are met.
- maintain client files in CMS and other portals as required by funder;
- participate in ISO documentation;
- participate in regular team meetings and program review sessions as scheduled;
- foster positive, productive working relationships and work collaboratively to contribute to a positive work environment based on mutual respect;
- perform additional duties as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent level of expertise and experience in the employment services field;
  • Knowledge and experience working with persons with disabilities and BIPOC populations;
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) an asset;
  • Certificate or diploma in Job Development an asset.

Demonstrated Experience:
  • Building & maintaining partnerships with employers, community agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Providing customer service and resolving issues;

  • Proven ability to successfully work within a multi-faceted program, and meet targets and deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Labour Market in Maple Ridge and BC;
  • Ability to exhibit respect for client diversity & partners;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule;
  • Willingness to travel within the Lower Mainland and the Province of BC;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle;
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Office Suite, database entry and the use of online-demand meeting applications and desk-top sharing;
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check.
Link to Full Position Profile
Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/24/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. Note this position is pending contract signature.
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
    • Douglas College Careers Site
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    • Douglas College CareerHUB
    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
    • Glassdoor
  2. * Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  4. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If you have fluency in a second language, please indicate the language.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  7. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  8. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information