Printed on: March 27, 2023


Employer Kootenay Employment Services
Salary $25.60-$27.20 /hr
Start Date
Requirements Description

Culture: Kootenay Employment Services (KES) has strong values that we strive to action in our everyday work including: wellness, DE&I, integrity, having fun, personal and professional growth, innovation, and delivering exceptional service to our communities.

Opportunity: We hire the best and brightest individuals, and we are pretty darn proud of the KES family. Opportunity abounds at KES with an internal practice of promoting from within as often as possible.

Meaningful work: We are driven by our desire to help. Supporting our clients, local employers, and communities is at the heart of what we do.

KES Benefits
We have great benefits including:
Fully employer paid health, dental and vision
Co-Contribution Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan
An incredible EAP which provides counselling, financial & legal advice, family support and more
Your birthday off every year!
Walking Wednesday - a paid break to get out into the sunshine (or rain if you prefer!)
Higher vacation rates after first year, with ongoing increases up to 12%
An amazing staff engagement crew keeping the fun and food in our offices!

What does Kootenay Employment Services do?
With offices in Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie and Invermere, we administer multiple employment contracts, funded by various stakeholders including provincial and federal sources. These programs are designed to assist local community members to find meaningful and sustainable employment.
We are currently seeking a new staff member to join us in Creston on a fixed term contract facilitating group workshops until March 29th 2024, working 30 to 37.5 hours per week.

The Facilitator Job
Deliver workshops in a flexible manner that adjusts both content and approach in response to the needs of each participant
Motivate attendees to continue doing the free workshop series to gain the most benefit from it
Gather and develop any additional training materials including electronic presentations
Collaborate with other KES staff and project partners to ensure seamless delivery
Prepare and deliver employment readiness workshops
Liaise with supervisor to discuss any issues that require additional support for clients
Follow-up on any outstanding inquiries generated during workshops
Record attendance

Program Administration
Assist with local project record-keeping and reporting
Maintain any records required

Duties Experience and Skills needed
A well-developed understanding of the local and regional employer community and a good understanding of the local labour market
Sensitivity to employer and job-seeker confidentiality and ability to adhere to privacy and security regulations and protocols
Experience working with clients with complex barriers in a supportive and holistic manner
Demonstrates a high level of sensitivity when working with vulnerable clients
Self-motivated, confident, and able to work independently
Proven ability to deliver material in a flexible manner with a deep appreciation and understanding of different learning styles
Excellent conflict management skills and strong ability to work well under pressure
Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and electronic
Excellent sales and customer care skills including cold calling and relationship management
Strong active listening skills and ability to stimulate motivation in participants
Strong organizational and time management abilities including proficiency multi-tasking, prioritizing tasks, and making impromptu adjustments to work plans
Experience in facilitation or coaching preferred

How do I apply?
KES is an equal opportunity employer looking for people with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities and contribute to our ongoing excellence.
We especially encourage applications from members of the Indigenous community, racialized minorities, persons with disabilities or mental health diversity, and persons of various sexual orientations and gender identities.
We provide accommodations where necessary, both during the application process and for our team members. Please advise us of any accommodation(s) that you may require, information will be addressed confidentially.
Applicants are asked to supply a resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position, why you would like to work for KES and how you would make a positive addition to the team. If you are looking to relocate, please provide details on the reason for this relocation.
Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with experience.
We look forward to your application!


$25.60 - $27.20 per hour

To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Contact Name
Location Creston
Date Posted 2023-02-16
Date Ending 2023-03-30