Job Mentoring Coach / Job Developer

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Project: Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants (WIMI 45+). The project is part of the ESS program under Canada-BC Job Fund (CJF) Agreement.
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. (One year term position with possibility of extension.)
Start date: October 15, 2015
Location: The position will support the WIMI project delivered at PICS Surrey and Vancouver offices.
Job Summary: Job Mentoring Coach / Job developer is responsible for providing job mentoring services and job development / placement assistance to mature immigrants by creating partnerships with professionals / employers / businesses to allow for regular and ongoing placement of clients. The overall goal is for long term attachment of qualified participants as quickly as possible to the labour market. This includes working with program staff to find the ideal match between participants’ needs, abilities, action plan goals and the employer’s desired list of qualifications. This position requires strong marketing and relationship building skills along with a solid knowledge of job development strategies. The Job Mentoring Coach / Job developer is service centered, culturally competent and adaptable to working in a variety of settings with a diverse employer and client base.
Qualifications: Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation or Job Developer Certification is required and University Degree is preferred; 4-5 years of proven experience in job search facilitation, job mentoring, job development and work placement, preferably in a multicultural setting
working with mature immigrants is required or a suitable combination of education, training, experience and certification. Established relationships/connections with various businesses in the community are required. Fluency in English (written, spoken) is mandatory and fluency in a second language is desirable. Valid Driver’s license with business use insurance and access to suitable vehicle is required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Recruit and screen mentees, who are mature immigrants and assess their needs and suitability to
participate in the program
• Plan the schedule for the mentoring process for each client by arranging mentorship, job
shadowing and volunteering opportunities
• Assist clients in preparing / typing their resumes and cover letters; coach clients to develop their
interviewing skills; assist clients in networking with employers
• Help clients in setting up informational interviews and job interviews
• Recruit and screen volunteer Mentors; contact suitable employers, business entities, professional
associations, Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce for the job mentoring service and job
placement; explain the basic minimum expectations to potential mentors; add selected
professionals to the pool of available mentors
• Develop and maintain contact with prospective Mentors and information providers as well as
various community organizations
• Coach and follow up on one-on-one matching program between Mentors and mentees
• Participate in the marketing and promotional activities individually and as conducted jointly by
staff; distribute flyers to employers, community agencies, organizations and employment centres
to promote the program
• Contact employers in the target market by making presentations to groups, meeting with
employers one-on-one, and conducting direct-mail marketing campaigns.
• Collaborate with participants and Project Staff to develop participant profiles to effectively
promote specific participants to employers
• Provide job leads to participants corresponding to their individual skills and abilities and assist
participants with preparation for and debriefing of interviews
• Market services to employers and community groups to increase awareness and benefits of hiring
this client group
• Liaise with local communities for the service region of Surrey, Delta, Langley, White Rock,
South Vancouver and Richmond
• Monitor the progress of the clients during and after the intervention and provide regular and
timely feedback about the progress of clients to the Program Coordinator
• Compile and prepare program statistics and monthly participation and follow up report for
submission to the management and funders
• Organize Mentor Appreciation Event
• Participate in organizing the Annual PICS Mega Job Fair and monthly Job Fairs
• Conduct presentations to agencies and immigrant groups
• Travel as needed within the service area for delivering job mentoring and job placement service;
work outside of normal working hours, if needed
• Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time
Basic Requirements
Knowledge of:
• Job placement and /or recruiting experience
• Marketing and promotional techniques
• Local and regional labour market and economic conditions
• Government and community service providers
As well as:
• Standard First Aid
• Advanced computer skills and ability to trouble shoot problems with equipment and technology
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Criminal Records Check
Employer: Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)
Closing Date: 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to PICS HR Department at
(PICS is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an
interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.)

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