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)
A degree in a Human Service-related field (or commensurate experience) is required
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)
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”
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
A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required
How to apply?
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com 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.