Printed on: December 9, 2023

WBC Facilitator - Fixed Term

Employer Kootenay Employment Services
Start Date
Requirements What skills and experience do you need?
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
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

Duties Description
So what would I be doing?
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
How is remuneration decided?
Kootenay Employment Services offers opportunities for staff in this department to increase their wages with a competency based model. Most staff starting this role do not have previous experience in the WorkBC program and there is extensive training required to become proficient in the role. As you gain skills and experience in this position your competencies will rise, so too can your wage. Staff commence on $26.60 per hour, with benefits starting after 3 months. If however you have experience in WorkBC, ICM or Employment Counselling, we may consider commencing you at a higher wage, and this will be determined using our competency model. This year the this position is starting at $26.60 per hour.

Culture: Kootenay Employment Services (KES) has strong values that we strive to action in our everyday work including: wellness, DEI, 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.

What does Kootenay Employment Services do?
With offices in Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie and Invermere, we administer employment contracts, including the WorkBC program, which is a provincially funded program assisting local community members to find meaningful and sustainable employment.
Due to an internal move, we re currently seeking a Facilitator in the WorkBC program. This position is based in our Cranbrook office and is a fixed term contract until March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. This role works directly with complex clients, facilitates workshops and has some administrative work as required.

KES Benefits
Fully employer paid health, dental and vision
Co-Contribution Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan
An incredible EAP which provides counselling, financial and 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!

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 and how you would make a positive addition to the team. If you are looking to relocate.
We look forward to your application!
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To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Contact Name
Location Cranbrook
Date Posted 2023-11-20
Date Ending 2023-12-29