The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is seeking a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic individual committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. The Employment Coordinator will provide transition to employment services for individuals with intellectual/development disabilities in the Bathurst region.

The successful candidate will provide job coaching and job developing services to assist individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities to make a smooth transition to the local labour force.

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The Employment Coordinator position will be located in Bathurst, NB. This is a contract position, 36.25 hours per week.

Roles and Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in developing a mutually agreed upon Employment Action Plan;
  • Exploring career choices, offer job search & interview techniques, assist in resume and cover letter writing, job search preparation, utilize person centered planning tools;
  • Working with PETL employment counselors, Social Development case managers, community agencies and employers to facilitate a good job match;
  • Eliminate barriers to employment by working with the individual and potential employe
  • Facilitate workplace accommodations as required;
  • Provide follow-up support once employment has been secured.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Education or Counselling and one year of counseling related work experience for a total combination of 5 years or a minimum post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate in related disciplines of Social Science, Education, or Counselling and three years of counseling-related work experience for a total combination of 5 years;
  • Strong computer skills and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, comprehensive internet searches and the ability to learn new information management systems;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle necessary for daily work related duties and ability to travel within the service area;
  • Current and Valid Criminal Record Check;
  • Fluently Bilingual (French and English) mandatory.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of regional labour market information, techniques in job search or job search expertise;
  • Knowledge of Employment Service Delivery Model;
  • Knowledge of Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners and Code of Ethics of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association;
  • Techniques in resume writing, interviewing and accessing job postings;
  • Coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Experience working with individuals with a disability, preferably an intellectual disability;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required in both French and English;
  • Results oriented;
  • Ability to work independently.

Please forward cover letter indicating language skills and fluency along with resume no later than Monday, February 19th, 2018 to the:

New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Attn: Lynn Akmens, Manager of Employment and Training Initiatives
800 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 2R7
Fax: (506) 453-4422 Email: administration@nbacl.nb.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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