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Adult Job Developer (Community Social Service Diploma)

Adult Job Developer (Community Social Service Diploma)

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Job Description

Job Title: Adult Job Developer
Work Site: Gastown Vocational Services - Vancouver, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time to approximately March 2019
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $21.94 - $23.80 per hour
Hours: 0815 - 1700 ( 1 hour unpaid lunch)
Reference#: 107110-mal


Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with consumers and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.

Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization and close collaboration with the occupational therapist, this position is responsible to provide supported employment services for adult clients with mental health disabilities. Establishes rapport with clients and their family; encourages and supports the attainment of educational and/or employment goals. Provides support to assist clients to obtain information on volunteer and/or employment opportunities and/or job training/retraining initiatives and programs. Provides life skills and pre-employment skills training as needed to clients as part of their volunteer and/or employment readiness. Interviews clients to identify interests, skills, values, job readiness and suitability for employment and /or volunteer opportunities. Provides assistance with resume writing, job search and retention skills. Facilitates resume and/or interview preparation workshops. Identifies prospective employers within the community appropriate to client’s work profiles. Develops and maintains relationships with vocational resource organizations, provincial and federal vocational programs, wage subsidy programs, etc. to foster employment opportunities for client group.


  • Community Social Service Diploma or completion of a recognized program in psychosocial rehabilitation or equivalent.
  • Two years' recent related experience with job coaching, marketing and development with client’s with disabilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid B.C. driver's license. Local travel requires access to a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Knowledge of community, social, mental health and health resources.
  • Knowledge of employment marketing and coaching individual’s with disabilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist client with development employment and training skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish/maintain working relationships with external agencies.
  • Proven computer skills and ability to utilize contemporary software applications including MSWord, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal direction, to problem solve, take initiative, anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and operate standard office equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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