The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is seeking a dynamic and results-oriented individual for the position of Labour Market Facilitator (LMF). Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Labour Market Facilitator (LMF) is responsible and accountable for the successful planning and delivery of the Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) Initiative. The RWA is a major national initiative with significant Federal Government funding designed to build on and increase employer capacity and demand to hire people with developmental disabilities, link employers with employment agencies and supports, work in partnership with schools, post-secondary institutions, the business community and assist in the development of education and public awareness tools and efforts that promote the increased employment of people with developmental disabilities. The overall RWA program is managed by CACL (Canadian Association of Canadian Living) which has oversight on all RWA activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop labour market bridging strategies needed to expand recruitment and hiring of people with developmental disabilities.
- Support outreach and partnership development with and between employers and agencies at the provincial and community levels.
- Conduct outreach and follow up to employers and employer organizations at the provincial and community levels, via the organization and delivery of Employer Awareness Forums and/or other employer engagement and information strategies.
- Develop and/or expand partnerships with community agencies for delivery of employment supports to meet employer demand; and facilitate employment placements to meet employer demand, as required.
- Develop relationships with key community stakeholders and implement strategies for activation of key elements of the employment strategy such as transitional planning, employer confidence and capacity, employer-to-employer networks, entrepreneurship, and inclusive post secondary education.
- Ensure adequate and ongoing information dissemination, development of required tools and resources; and development and delivery of public awareness efforts.
- Identify and develop, based on employer needs, mechanisms needed to establish linkages with employer and community partners.
- Examine the organizational, policy and programing issues to be addressed in supporting local community employment and disability support providers to provide services in a manner that leads to positive employment outcomes for both working age people with developmental disabilities and employers.
- Develop presentations and information tools for employer groups to promote the employment of people with developmental disabilities.
- Work with other RWA Delivery Partner staff to ensure Ready, Willing and Able integrates and supports other activities and programs within the organization and its membership.
- Engage in the needed policy and partnership development with relevant government departments and policy makers.
- Develop and sustain working relationships with government, community and employment agencies to promote the RWA project.
- Develop and sustain relationships with employers, agencies and various community partners to further enhance and develop the RWA initiative.
- Provide project management, administration, budget and expenditure monitoring as related to project implementation.
- Represent the RWA Delivery Partner at tables where employers, stakeholders and others meet to lead innovative approaches to how people with developmental disabilities can access employment.
- Collect and document stories of successful employment outcomes.
- Liaise and maintain working relationship with CACL RWA National Director.
- Liaise and maintain working relationship with RWA Regional Autism Coordinators.
- As necessary, collect data; and undertake statistical analysis of data.
- Meet all reporting requirements of the national RWA program
Qualifications / Experience
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- At least 5 years’ experience at a senior level in facilitation of employment outcomes, or experience in a related field;
- Experience at senior levels building relationships with diverse groups and interests;
- Project development, management and evaluation experience;
- Strong outreach, organizational, communication and team work skills;
- Knowledge of social media applications;
- Experience working in a community development framework;
- Knowledge of issues and barriers faced by people with developmental disabilities in accessing jobs;
- Strong knowledge of local labour market issues and trends;
- Superior oral and written communication skills, excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment;
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
- Must have the ability to travel and a reliable mode of transportation;
- Bilingualism (French & English) considered a strong asset.
Please forward resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 4 pm to the:
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Attn: Kirk Munroe
800 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 2R7
Fax: (506) 453-4422
We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.