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Career Coach – Disability & Multi-Barriered

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www.douglascollegecareers.ca. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Career Coach – Disability & Multi-Barriered
Posting Number 02115SA
Location Langley
Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range
Salary Range $29.71 to $32.16 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience.
Position Type Training Group Contract Employment
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Training Group
Start Date 04/01/2024
End Date 03/31/2025
Day of the Week Other
Shift N/A
Work Arrangements
This position is 40 hours per week located at the WorkBC Langley and Aldergrove offices. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, but will require occasional evening shifts until 6:30pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.
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
Representing Douglas College at the Langley WorkBC Centre, the Disability Career Coach plays a dynamic role working with our specialized populations and supporting the daily operations of the Centre.
Responsibilities
KEY DUTIES:
  • Conduct Client Needs Assessments to determine the appropriate WorkBC services and supports;
  • Conduct a thorough Disability Related Needs Assessment (DRENA) when necessary;
  • Assess and refer for specialized assessments when needed to facilitate development of an Action Plan; (including medical assessment reports, Psychological and Vocational, Learning Disability, Neuropsychological, and Functional Capacity);
  • Work with Client’s natural support network and other community service providers, as needed;
  • Assist Clients with the development and updating of individualized action plans that clearly outline the Client’s goals, service needs, and steps to achieve their desired employment;
  • Provide clients with job search and career planning assistance to build on skills, strengths and experience;
  • Provide ongoing Client support including all documentation around Client’s progress, notes, updates and outcomes using ICM database; and
  • Complete reports as required.

COMMUNIITY OUTREACH:
  • Provide outreach for case managed services as needed;
  • Participate in committees with the mandate of supporting Clients with Disabilities; and
  • Represent the Langley WorkBC Centre through participation in community events, such as career fairs, community days, and other special events.

QUALITY ASSURANCE:
  • Work to Training Group’s Quality Management System, ISO9001:2015 standard.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  • Participate in regular team meetings, strategic planning and program review sessions as scheduled; and
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and career consulting experience;
  • Experience with employment counseling and programs;
  • Experience working within the Disability Population;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software applications including MS Office, Database entry and ability to research information using the Internet;
  • Creative and passionate about working with clients to secure sustainable employment;
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of career assessment, problem solving strategies, and decision-making theories;
  • Knowledge of local labour market and trends;
  • Knowledge of WorkBC and its mandate;
  • Willingness to travel within Lower Mainland and reliable transportation with valid BC Driver’s License; and
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record check including a vulnerable population check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.

Certifications considered an asset:
  • Career Development Practitioner
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation and Disability Management
  • Occupational Therapist
Link to Full Position Profile
Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/09/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www.douglascollegecareers.ca. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * 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)

  4. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  5. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (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. * 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

Documents Needed to Apply

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