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Job Posting

Diversity & Engagement Consultant – SY1101

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per Week: 37.5
Start Date: TBD, Closing Date: November 21, 2022

Salary: TBD
Location: Calgary Area/Region

Calgary Alternative Employment Services (CAES) is looking to hire a full-time Diversity & Engagement Consultant (DEC). A successful Diversity & Engagement Consultant will facilitate job search and employment for adults with disabilities. Liaising with the business community in order to develop job opportunities and employer partnerships is a primary function. Employer engagement and community education is a significant, ongoing elements of this position – as is caseload management.

  • Engage with local employers, striving to build employer capacity in inclusive recruitment
  • Job Placement, Job Carving, and Marketing of the program and clients to local business
  • Support Job-seekers with career planning, job search, and labour market participation
  • Support employers with inclusive recruitment and onboarding strategies
  • Related administrative tasks: file keeping, information distribution, team meetings, etc.

This role typically works Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the office; however, it will require flexibility in working evenings and weekends when necessary to meet client needs.

Key knowledge and responsibilities include:

  • Promote program and job seekers to employers to secure appropriate job matches
  • Acquire job interviews for CAES Candidates and provide interview support
  • Facilitate a minimum of 16 client-directed, sustainable job placements per year
  • Teach goal setting, job search strategies, personal presentation and interview skills
  • Assessment; help job seekers identify interests, values, aptitudes, and life style factors
  • Help jobseekers address barriers using existing supports and community resources
  • Prepare and co-facilitate Diversity Presentations for business
  • Facilitate workshops for clients, including curriculum development and implementation
  • Develop working partnerships with businesses, and other human services organizations
  • Verbal and written communications with clients, team members, and employers
  • Ongoing program development

Skills, Interests, and Values:

  • Work well independently and within a team with professionals, agencies, and employers
  • Creative, adaptive, flexible approach to human services
  • Patience, understanding, the ability to listen non-judgementally, respect for diversity
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills, strong organizational and computer skills (experience with social media platforms is an asset)

Required Education:

A degree in a Human Service-related field (or commensurate experience) is required

Required Training:

CASS requires that all employees, sub-contractors, practicum students, and volunteers are current in the following training: (must be completed within 60 days of hire)

  • Abuse Awareness Training (Includes PDD Abuse Protocol)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers (Alberta)*
  • Using a Fire Extinguisher Training
  • WHMIS 2015 Training
  • Emergency First Aid – Level A CPR & AED or Standard First Aid – Level A CPR & AED
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Introduction to Your Role via Open Future Learning
  • Challenging Behaviours via Open Future Learning
  • Challenging Behaviours II: Forms and Policy
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Covid-19 Employee Health and Safety
  • Trauma-Informed Care Training
  • Harm Reduction Training
  • Proof of Immunization Records – All new hires will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 for their first day of work

CASS also requires of every employee:

  • A Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Completion of a “Statement of Confidentiality”
  • Completion of a “Confirmation of Understanding of the CASS Policy & Procedures”

Experience:

A minimum of two years’ experience in human services, preferably in supported employment, and a degree in this, or a related field, (or commensurate experience) is required

Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and best practices as well as brand development and marketing are essential

Experience with differing modes of communication ensuring that all correspondence is professional in nature which entails but is not limited to written documentation in the form of case notes, reports and letters of correspondence.

Personnel and recruitment experience would be considered an asset

Experience and/or training in group facilitation is also an asset

Other Requirements:

A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required

How to apply?

Please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@c-a-s-s.org and include your First Name, Last Name and Job Reference number in the subject line.

Alternative ways to submit your resume:
Fax: 403.283.0691
Mail: Calgary Alternative Support Services Attn: Jobs at CASS;
2335 - 30th Avenue NE Calgary Alberta, T2E 7C7

Only applicants suitable for the role will be contacted. No phone calls please.