Employment Career Coach
Reports to: Employment Program Supervisor
Location: Edmonton Office
Term: Full-time permanent
Time: 7 hours per day, 5 days per week
Salary Range: Based on experience
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found
This position will deliver services for the special employment and training needs of Indigenous women, youth, and gender diverse residing off reserve. Services will include assisting with the development of SMART goal planning, resume writing, advice regarding training or education, job searches and acquiring pre-requisites.
Reporting to the Employment Program Supervisor, key responsibilities include:
- Promote Esquao, IAAW and the Employment & Training program to Indigenous women throughout Alberta.
- Work with Indigenous women to become employment ready.
- Provide vocational assessments, counseling, and career planning for individuals receiving provincial Social Assistance and Employment Insurance.
- Develop and facilitate in-house and community employment workshops, and project presentations.
- Research and keep up to date with labour market demands and educational opportunities.
- Ensure appropriate reporting is submitted.
- Maintain office space (remote if necessary) and filing system.
- Maintain all participant files and correspondence records are maintained and secured.
- Willingness to travel and work outside of business hours when necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Post secondary education in social services, human resources, Aboriginal/Indigenous studies or a strong background in career and employment services and minimum of two years’ experience.
- Familiarity with Indigenous communities, organizations and employment and training agencies in Alberta and across Canada.
- Successful completion and maintenance of clear Criminal Records Check.
- Valid Driver’s License.
Citizenship: Canadian citizen or permanent resident (eligible to work in Canada)
Language: Fluency in English is essential. Bilingualism in an Indigenous language is a strong asset.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.
- Understanding of issues related to enhancing the lives of Indigenous women and their families.
- Solid understanding of Gender Based Analysis and approaches to programming.
- Superior communication skills, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills.
- Strong presentation skills, liaison, and networking expertise.
- Direct experience in project coordination, policy and work plan development, and report writing.
- Ability to work independently in a collaborative manner with strong organizational skills.
- Complete understanding of dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
- Expertise in working in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to adapt to change in tasks and priorities as needed.
- Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with all computer software including Microsoft suite of tools and internet techniques.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com Please state in your cover letter how you align with Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Please address your email to the Hiring Committee. Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Email submissions only. No phone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, is an Alberta non-profit organization that serves to amplify and share the voices of Indigenous women on the issues and challenges they face.