Douglas College

Douglas College

Customized Employment Career Coach


Closing in 305 days

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Customized Employment Career Coach

Posting Number 02117SA Location Langley Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $29.71 to $32.16 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 04/01/2024 End Date 03/31/2025 Day of the Week Other Shift N/A Work Arrangements

This position is 40 hours per week located at the WorkBC Langley and Aldergrove offices. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, but will require occasional evening shifts until 6:30pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The Customized Employment Coach will:

  • Initiate and build relationships with employers and source work experience placements and community attachment opportunities for clients;
  • Support clients in job search activities to secure work experiences, volunteer positions and paid employment opportunities;
  • Provide follow up support to clients at the workplace to ensure that clients maintain sustainable employment.
  • Responsibilities

  • Identify job opportunities customized to the skills, abilities and competencies of the client;
  • Complete Discovery, Employment Profiles and create unpaid work experience opportunities;
  • Assess and refer for specialized assessments when needed to facilitate development of an Action Plan; (including medical assessment reports, Psychological and Vocational, Learning Disability, Neuropsychological, and Functional Capacity);
  • Promote the benefits and employment support services of Langley WorkBC Employment Services programs to employers in targeted industry sectors, the local business community, industry associations, and relevant community agencies;
  • Manage and respond to formal SDD client referrals and client engagement reporting using ICM Service Request guide;
  • Analyze and utilize current local labour market information to source employment opportunities for participants;
  • Provide ongoing guidance, and follow up support and assistance to both employers and clients in volunteer and employment placements;
  • Monitor client progress, conduct routine follow-up activities (e.g., 4-, 12-, 24 & 52-week follow up), and provide ongoing client support;
  • Maintain records of participant progress and provide updates through monthly reports and regular team meetings;
  • Consistently review client outcomes against performance targets, contributing strategies to ensure program targets are met;
  • Initiate, promote, organize and host a wide range of industry/employer events to enhance participant employment opportunities;
  • Keep detailed records of all participants/employer and provide statistics and reports as required;
  • Participate in regular team meetings, strategic planning and program review sessions as scheduled;
  • Work to Training Group's Quality Management System, ISO9001:2015 standard.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, employment and career counselling, vocational counselling certifications;
  • Demonstrated experience in:

  • Assessing complex client needs in specialized areas, such as physical limitations, developmental disabilities, mobility skills, and cognitive, social and emotional barriers;
  • Delivering customized employment, job coaching and job development services;
  • Providing a Person with Disabilities support to function productively in Employment;
  • Conducting Disability-related needs assessments and interpreting Specialized Assessments or clinical assessments;
  • Working with individuals with complex barriers to Employment and a broad range of cultural backgrounds;
  • Identifying Assistive Technology solutions for Persons with Disabilities;
  • Building partnerships with stakeholders and employers.
  • In addition:

  • Current local labour market knowledge across a range of industry sectors;
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to successfully work within a multi-faceted program, and meet targets and deadlines;
  • Ability to adjust to a flexible schedule;
  • Access to a car and a BC Driver's License is mandatory;
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

    Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 02/09/2024

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
  • If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
  • Current employee
  • Former employee
  • Current student
  • Former student
  • None of the above
  • If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
  • Yes, I confirm
  • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  • How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
  • Douglas College Careers Site
  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Personal Referral
  • Agency Referral
  • Professional Association Website
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
  • Douglas College CareerHUB
  • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
  • Other
  • Glassdoor
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • References with Contact Information
  • Job details


    Customized Employment Career Coach


    Douglas College




    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 31, 2025

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

    The college provides both on-campus and off-campus housing options to the students. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.

    The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 17,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 4210 are international students from 92 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 960 members.

    The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work.

    The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.

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