Diversity Employment Specialist (Open Until Filled)

Nanaimo (Full Time)

Vancouver Island Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS) is seeking a Diversity Employment Specialist, to join our team in Nanaimo working with persons with diverse abilities who have barriers that prevent them from making a successful transition to sustainable employment.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience working with people with diverse abilities.

The successful candidate will have

  • Related diploma or degree (RRP or CVRP) with a minimum 3 years’ directly related experience in employment counselling, case management and customized employment services and/or several years’ related experience with a related degree (Human Services).
  • Extensive knowledge of the labour market and knowledge of community services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results-focused, flexible team player, able to work independently and take initiative
  • A working knowledge of the Employment program of BC and the integrated case management (ICM) system will be an asset
  • Proficient working knowledge of computer programs and the internet
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and own transportation
  • to pass a criminal record check for vulnerable populations

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Accepting applicants through ESC’s, Community, Ministry or Self referrals
  • Determining eligibility of individuals for services provided under the EPBC program
  • employment counselling including such duties as assisting clients with a vocational goal, customized employment services , setting up work experiences, assisting with job search, referrals for specialized assessments, and referrals for clinical counselling when necessary
  • Marketing and developing relationships with employers in a variety of industries, to ensure successful job placement for clients
  • assisting clients in developing action plans to achieve labour market attachment
  • Completing reports and documentation on activities as required in ICM and other data base inputs
  • Attending meetings as required
  • Adhering to VIVRS policies and procedures
  • Undertaking other tasks as assigned and working as and with a ‘team’ in achieving the contracted outcomes

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Nanaimo, BC

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable populations
  • Driver’s Licence .