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.

Job Title: Employment Specialist | #1255
Location: Vancouver
Start Date: As soon as possible
Term/Status: Permanent Full Time
Schedule/Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible hours)
Hourly Wage: $26.94 per collective agreement

What We Offer:

  • An extensive employer paid benefits package that includes healthcare and dental
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • On-the-job training
  • Professional development
  • Community involvement
  • An inclusive work environment


  • Degree in area directly related to supporting people with developmental disabilities such as Social Services, Human Services, or 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
  • Willing to travel within the lower mainland
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Class 5 Driver’s License & vehicle required
  • Valid First Aid/CPR
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Demonstrated competency in English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Eligible to work in Canada

This position requires union membership

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Posted by human resources in: Department, Employment Services, Full-Time, Job Status