Position:           Employment Specialist – Russian and/or Ukranian is required

WorkBC Employment Centre – Maple Ridge location

Regular full-time position at 37.5 hours per week starting on September 15, 2022



Reporting to the WorkBC Manager and Center Manager – WorkBC Maple Ridge, assists eligible job seekers who are employed or underemployed, to achieve labour market attachment by performing such activities as assessing employment readiness and eligibility, supporting client(s) to identify realistic employment options, and develop realistic action plans, become job-ready, and successfully transition to sustainable employment.

The ISSofBC position will be working as part of a multi-agency team within the Maple Ridge WorkBC Catchment operated by Douglas College to connect job seekers with progressive employment, training opportunities, and holistic supports.


  • Assist client to become job-ready by performing such activities as arranging for further education or up­grading, researching funding sources or funding alternatives, and preparing education funding applications for approval.
  • Advises clients and employers of wage subsidy information and placement terms. Subsequently follows up with clients and employers to ensure education, work experience, and employment placements and agreements are established and maintained. Monitors the quality of client placements.
  • Actively builds relationships with local employers to match clients/candidates to job opportunities and provides post-hire support to employers to promote the long-term employment placements of clients.
  • Engaging and supporting clients from intake through to sustained employment. Includes evaluating client eligibility for programs and services, developing a realistic employment action plan, and providing coaching in employment-related areas such as work skills, job search skills, resume preparation, and interview skills. Also includes supporting access to necessary resources to support their journey to sustained employment and following up with clients once they have become employed to provide any needed post-placement support.
  • Markets employment and training program(s) to prospective clients and employers. Develops related promotional materials as required.
  • Completes and maintains client-related records, documentation, and reports.
  • Evaluates individual’s background, skills, and interest and matches to potential job openings or training programs.
  • Coaches and prepares candidates for interview and entry into the workforce.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, business administration, community social services supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years recent related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer. Second language is considered an asset.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with clients, staff, and the public who may come from differing cultural, linguistic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable of career development and labour market needs and trends.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage a high-volume caseload.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem-solve.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a clear provincial criminal record check.
  • Ability to carry out the duties of the position.

ISSofBC’s mission and values emphasize inclusivity and recognition of individuals’ unique talents. In recruiting and developing our staff, we see strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. We welcome and encourage applicants who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. 

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 Email applications must include “2022-WorkBC-07” and can be sent to: jobs@issbc.org

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Range:  $24.75 – $30.48 per hour. Education, training, experience, and internal equity will be taken into consideration.

Expected Salary Range: $24.75 – $27.88 per hour. Dependent on education, training, experience, and internal equity.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.


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