Job Developer

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Full-Time Job Developer

Summary: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, a multi-service non-profit community agency working in East Vancouver, is seeking an energetic and experienced Job Developer to provide services to unemployed community members who have barriers to employment. This is a full time position for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Duties include:

  • Accept referrals from Kiwassa’s WORK BC Case Managers
  • Teach job search skills and labour market research topics, in groups and one to one,
  • Help participants create individualized job search action plans; provide ongoing coaching,
  • Assist participants in labour market research and preparations for training applications,
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing contacts with a variety of business, industry and agency representatives; create connections and networking opportunities,
  • Develop job leads and market participants to potential employers; locate work placement openings for participants; do follow up on placements to facilitate participant success,
  • Work collaboratively with staff from partner agencies
  • Administer and track participant supports for training, work experiences and job start,
  • Provide participant and program activity information reports
  • Complete documentation required by gov’t policy for services provided.



  • Post-secondary education in employment counselling, social work or related field
  • Three years experience in job development / employer marketing and placement monitoring
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with individuals with multiple barriers to employment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in facilitating experiential focused learning on job search and job keeping related topics, both individually and in group
  • Proven ability to use empathetic and non-judgemental approach to participant’s challenges while setting clear expectations and developing participant accountability
  • Experience in assisting clients in applying for government funded training
  • Strong knowledge of local labour market information and research methods
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, documentation skills and time management
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and proficient computer skills.
  • Experience using Integrated Case Management System an asset


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume by June 8th, 2015 to

Attention: Sandra DeGraaf, Coordinator, Community Connections Program

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

2425 Oxford Street

Vancouver, BC V5K 1M7

Fax # 604-254-7673



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