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Job Developer (Q+ Works program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)

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 Job Developer (Q+ Works program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)
Posting Number 02208SA
Location New Westminster Campus
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 06/10/2024
End Date 06/15/2025
Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays
Shift 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Work Arrangements
Occasional attendance at evening or weekend events may be required. Shifts will be adjusted to accommodate for these instances.

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 Job Developer is responsible for supporting Q+ Works participants in their efforts to secure sustainable employment and/or to enroll in education or training that will likely lead to sustainable employment.

Q+ Works is an innovative, responsive employment and skills training program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults that employs principles of Universal Design for Learning, Co-Design, and Hope-Centred Career Development. Participants will develop workplace skills by choosing, undertaking, and managing a group project, while researching relevant career and educational pathways, visiting employer sites, and engaging with guest speakers and employer panels to expand their networks. The 10-week program features 6 weeks of in-person cohort-based training and 4 weeks of individual and group meetings to finalize training plans, begin job search, and/or prepare applications for further education or training.
Responsibilities
Participant Recruitment and Intakes:

  • Actively assist with participant recruitment and marketing efforts.
  • Deliver Information Sessions.
  • Review applications and select applicants.
  • Conduct intake interviews and informal assessments to determine suitability for program.

Job Development:

  • Work with Participants to develop and finalize a Training Plan which leads to either sustainable employment or education/training that will likely lead to sustainable employment (or a combination of both).
  • Employ Hope-Centred Career Development practices and a trauma-informed approach.
  • Meet regularly with Participants to review and modify Training Plans as needed to ensure Participants stay on track.
  • Provide individualized career planning and job search strategies to augment class instruction.
  • Prepare Participants for job interviews and debrief interviews afterwards.
  • Assist employers with onboarding and the development of training (if requested by them).
  • Collaborate with the Q+ Works Career Coach/Job Developer to determine client case load and discuss options to best support participants.

Follow-up Supports:

  • Conduct follow up with participants to provide job maintenance and ongoing career development support.
  • Assist participants with issues that may arise during their employment.

Employer and Community Connections:

  • Develop and build connections with 2SLGBTQIA+ focused and/or friendly organizations and employers.
  • Liaise with employers to provide work placements, informational interviews, host field trips and/or to participate in employer panels and hiring events.
  • Arrange field trips with educational institutions that provide training which aligns with participants career goals.
  • Coordinate with WorkBC offices and liaise with organizations that provide wrap around supports and refer participants as appropriate.
  • Participate in the department’s Job Developer group.
  • Participate in events and panels with other organizations as they arise.

Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion:


  • Celebrate diversity and foster an equitable, accessible and inclusive program where all feel a sense of belonging.
  • Work collaboratively with our inclusivity partner, to apply an intersectional lens to ensure accessibility and inclusivity through all phases of the program.

Administration:

  • Maintain records of participant progress, and community and employer connections.
  • Adhere to privacy requirements and follow the department’s file saving practices.
  • Contribute to a Program Guide.
  • Support program administrators with tracking of Progress Markers, Wage Subsidies and Direct Employer supports.
  • Participate in project team meetings.
  • Complete and/or contribute to reports and paperwork as requested.
  • Contribute to the department’s ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System.

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Provide Facilitation support as needed when Facilitators are unavailable.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • Certified Career Development Professional is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in related field. Career development and employment services is preferred.
  • Experience &/or knowledge of:
    • Hope-Centred Career Development principles,
    • Trauma Informed Practice,
    • Universal Design for Learning,
    • Principles of Co-Design.
  • Experience working with young adults who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.
  • Awareness of barriers to employment.
  • Knowledge of current local and regional economic conditions and labour market information options for job seekers.
  • Established broad based employer network an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in internet research, Microsoft Word, and social media.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and calmly handle changing circumstances.
  • Travel within the Lower Mainland is required: access to a vehicle and valid BC Driver’s license or reliable alternative transportation.
  • Preference will be given to 2SLGBTQIA+ candidates with lived experience that possess the qualifications for this position.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.

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 05/31/2024
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. * 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
  7. * 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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information
  2. Transcripts and/or Credentials