#1841 – Employment Specialist | Permanent Full Time

February 9, 2024

If you’re an expert on hiring and coaching people re-entering the workforce and want to work to improve the lives of others, then DDA has a career for you. We are looking for an experienced Employment Specialist to join our expanding team. This role may be tasked with providing transitional support to employers and job seekers and with educating community organizations about how and why a diverse staff is important for success. Come see what we are about. Go to www.develop.bc.ca for all of our latest blogs and podcasts and scroll to the bottom of the page to connect with us on social!

JOB TITLE: Employment Specialist | #1841
Vocational & Community Services
February 26, 2024
Permanent Full Time
Flex Time // 37.5 hours per week
HOURLY WAGE:  $32.79 as per collective agreement


The Employment Specialist provides pre-employment counselling, job coaching, education and advocacy support to adults with a disability. The Employment Specialist also provides transitional support, marketing to employers, and education and support to community organizations.


Education & Experience:

•    Degree in area directly related to supporting people with developmental disabilities such as Social Services, Human Services, or Education or a combination of relevant experience and education.

•    1-2 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a vocational setting.

•    Experience in adaptive communication techniques information technology.

•    Previous experience working with adults with barriers to employment.

•    Demonstrated ability to successfully implement instructional and other support programs for adults.

Standard requirements of the Employment Specialist include:

•    Criminal Record Check

•    Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract

•    Class 5 Driver’s License & vehicle required

•    Must be willing to travel throughout the lower mainland (Vancouver, North Shore, Coquitlam and Burnaby)

•    Valid First Aid/CPR

•    Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification

•    Demonstrated competency in English

•    Computer literacy

•    Eligible to work in Canada


  •  A fully employer-paid, comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Educational and training opportunities

*This position requires Union membership.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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