Employment Advisor (Part Time)


Hecate Strait Employment Development Society



As a WorkBC Employment Advisor, you will work with local people to assist them to find work, change careers, start a business, or take training. You will motivate those you work with to achieve long term career success.

To succeed in this fast-paced role you need to:

  • Care about people’s long term success,
  • Have a strong understanding of community resources and the local job market,
  • Be ready to coach individuals , facilitate groups and reach out to those who need our services in the community,
  • Have a great balance of people, administrative and technical skills,
  • Understand the needs and service requirements for diverse client groups
  • Bring a passion for ongoing learning and improvement in the career development field

Main responsibilities:

  • Long term employment and training planning with individuals seeking employment
  • Person to person interviews to identify the needs of clients, and collaborate with them to create a realistic and achievable employment action plan
  • Support and refer your clients to access relevant resources and community services
  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge about the local job market
  • Assist your clients with one to one coaching on resumes, job search techniques, labour market information, career planning, assessment tools, workshops and other resources
  • Determine eligibility for various financial supports, training and employment services
  • Maintain regular contact to support, motivate, learn your clients progress and update their employment action plans
  • Provide job sustainment services to support your clients to achieve long-term success
  • Deliver workshops and sessions for client groups
  • Stay up-to-date with program policy and processes
  • Complete reports such as monthly clients Success Stories, measures of success, and service timelines
  • Ensure that all required documentation is in place at all stages of service to your clients
  • Work collaboratively on a team that has members in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii
  • Participate in organizational initiatives, events and special projects
  • Act as a champion of the program, promoting our services throughout community and networking events
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary certificate in a human services, or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience providing career counseling, coaching, training or other related professional experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, databases and internet
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
  • Up-to-date with the latest job search, career exploration/labour market practices
  • Passion for helping job seekers achieve their goals
  • Current clean Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment


Extended health benefits

·         Paid vacation, paid discretionary days off, paid sick time and your birthday off

·         Options for variable work hours

·         Opportunities for professional development


Closing Date

Sep 27, 2019

How to Apply

Apply with a cover letter and resume to shannon@hseds.ca

Application packages will be accepted until September 27, 2019.

Thank you to everyone that applies, but only those offered an interview will be contacted