Join Our Team! Work Prep is hiring a Job Developer

Job Purpose

 The Job Developer will work collaboratively to provide vocational services to job seekers with a focus on the under-represented workforce, NEET (not in education, employment or training) youth and those farthest away from labour market attachment.  The Job Developer is responsible to market programs and above-noted job seekers to local employers, creating employment opportunities that meet the needs of the job seeker, employer and the future of work needs.  This includes relationship building and recruitment of employers that match the needs of job seekers and service delivery, facilitating job matches and employment consultations, arranging, and managing work placement opportunities.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 Organizational:

  • Commitment to work in a culture of change with a willingness to improve.
  • Work with all team members to achieve organizational mission, vision, mandate and strategic priorities.
  • Actively participate in organizational strategic visioning and planning.
  • Actively participate in organizational activities including community involvement, volunteering and/or resource development.
  • Represent and promote the organization in the community through community and employer partnerships, and participation in stakeholder meetings and working groups.
  • Utilizing labour market information, identify opportunities for service delivery to meet economic demands and present ideas for organizational growth to Team Lead(s) and Director of Programs.
  • Build relationship with employers to strengthen their commitment and understanding of the benefit of hiring underrepresented groups in the workforce.
  • Actively work to increase Work Prep’s presence in the business community, assisting Work Prep to become as a desired resource for workforce recruitment and development.

Financial:

  • Support clients in achieving action plan activities by providing access to employment supports and work placements within available financial resources.
  • Understand and complete all financial documentation that support both participant and professional expenditures in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with Team Lead and Financial Coordinator to manage workplace contracts, invoicing and follow up.

 Professional Development:

  • Work with Team Lead to identify, understand and monitor expectations, and strategies for successful outcomes.
  • Actively participate in organizational professional development opportunities and evaluations.
  • Stay current in organizational core modalities, practicing and integrating them into service delivery and team communication and support.

Labour Market Knowledge/Employer Partnerships:

 Research and remain current in labour market and industry trends and standards, the unemployment rate; and understand the way they influence the economy and job market and the direct implication for clients on their journey to employment.

  • Utilize labour market information to inform quarterly targets for relationship building and new partnership opportunities with businesses, and industry sectors.
  • Utilize labour market information to inform future service delivery planning.
  • Collaborate with Case Managers to support clients in vocational counselling by completing and sharing labour market research that is specific to client action plans, needs or questions.
  • Partner and network with employers and industry sectors to gain labour market information that is specific to employer needs and challenges, including cold calls, networking, employer events, etc. Utilize information to inform service delivery, and assist Work Prep to better understand and speak corporate language.
  • Build network of employers in each sector that connects with Work Prep for labour market knowledge, involvement in service delivery, client employment opportunities and is committed to promoting Work Prep in the business community.
  • Regularly engage with labour market stakeholders and employer network; executing both formal and informal communication methods to maintain relationship and partnership to meet organizational and client needs.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify, research and organize employment opportunities that focus on learning for clients.

Collaborative Case Management

  • Work collaboratively with team members to support client action plan activities by:
    • Identify and work with team members to coordinate job matching that meet the individual client needs and skills, recognizing that the plan may change, and being flexible to the changing direction. This includes direct hires, work assessments and work placements.
    • Cold call and follow up on client employment applications, utilizing the opportunity to build a relationship with new employers and support the client application by providing supporting information obtained through team members.
    • Complete job follow up with the employer and work with team members to resolve any employer identified issues.
    • Research and understand the employer product/service and work with team members to understand clients strengths and skills and match them to employer looking for those strengths and skills.

 Reporting and Evaluation:

 Ensure the effective, efficient and confidential collection, processing and reporting of quality case files, reports and information requirements.

  • Prepare for, and participate in regular activity monitors and evaluations with Director of Programs.
  • Work with Director of Programs and Team Lead(s) to evaluate the provision of programs and services for the purpose of learning, growth and development of yourself, your team, the program and the organization.
  • Understand and abide by organizational and governmental security regulations and protocols.

 Areas of specialization/expertise

 Each individual staff member will collaborate with Team Lead to identify areas of leadership, specialization and expertise within their own and others roles.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities

 Knowledge of labour market trends, standards and available opportunities.

  • Knowledge of employment and educational programs.
  • Ability to develop supportive working relationships with clients, staff and employers from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and research.
  • Able to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Digital Literacy – Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and E-mail, including remote access and use of technology through cell phone.
  • Ability to develop marketing and learning content on a variety of social media platforms including: LinkedIn, Facebook, Websites, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Education

 Undergraduate degree in economics, business administration, social sciences or related field

  • Reality Therapy Certified or a commitment to pursue Certification.
  • Motivation Interviewing and Stages of Change Training or a commitment to pursue.

 ** While commitment to pursue will be considered, all individuals applying must be able to effectively demonstrate understanding of Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change and Reality Therapy/Choice Theory and its application to career and employment services.

 Experience

  • Minimum two years experience in career counselling, particularly in the human service sector and in community based organizations
  • Experience working with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds

 A combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Reporting: Director of Programs.

Salary: $47,497.00 annually.

Scheduled Day Off every three weeks, comprehensive benefit plan.

Apply by email to Lisa Boryski, Executive Assistant at lboryski@workprep.ca with a cover letter and resume by March 28, 2021

 

 

Join Our Team! Work Prep is Hiring! Group Facilitator/Case Manager

Job Purpose

Regina Work Preparation Centre

 Job Title: Group Facilitator/Case Manager

The Group Facilitator/Case Manager will work collaboratively to deliver vocational services, including digital technology to ensure that group participants are able to gain the skills and experience to successfully participate in the labour market. Group Facilitators are responsible for career related curriculum and assessments that assist job seekers to build skills and readiness across the employability dimensions through group based learning. Group Facilitators are responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of group based programming and recommending new tools, technologies and resources for use in the classroom.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 Organizational:

  • Commitment to work in a culture of change with a willingness to participate in continuous improvement
  • Work with all team members to achieve organizational mission, vision, mandate and strategic
  • Actively participate in organizational strategic visioning and
  • Actively participate in organizational activities including community involvement, volunteering and/or resource
  • Represent and promote the organization in the community through community and employer partnerships, and participation in stakeholder meetings and working
  • Utilizing program experience, knowledge and evaluation, identify gaps in service and present ideas for organizational growth to Program

 

Financial:

  • Identify and work with Administrative Coordinator to order supplies needed for group programming within available financial
  • Work with Case Managers to identify individual intervention needs that require financial support within available financial resources.
  • Understand and complete all financial documentation that support both participant and professional expenditures in a timely

Professional Development:

  • Work with Team Lead and Director of Programs to identify, understand and monitor expectations, and strategies for successful
  • Actively participate in organizational professional development opportunities and evaluations.
  • Stay current in organizational core modalities, practicing and integrating them into service delivery and team communication and

Group Facilitation:

  • Develop group based, online and self-directed vocational services including research, curriculum development and study materials that meet contract objectives and
  • Work collaboratively with fellow team members to coordinate access to interventions identified in individual action
  • Provide group based employability services that support individuals in gaining current, relevant labour market information to support the development of suitable and relevant vocational
  • Provide group based employability services that support individual acquisition of life and employability skills, and the development of self-marketing tools that are identified in individual action
  • Develop curriculum and training that utilizes digital technology and builds digital skills to meet the current and future labour market
  • Provide group based employability services that support individual acquisition of job search skills and an understanding of job search
  • Work collaboratively with participants to support the achievement of interventions identified in mutually agreed upon, strength based action
  • Gather information about individual motivation and readiness for change, strengths and assets, needs and challenges, interests and goals to inform ongoing
  • Understand and utilize available vocational assessments and be able to interpret results to inform participant assessments and action
  • Research, understand and maintain knowledge of community resources and other support services available to participants from community partners and other

Case Management:

  • Gather information about individual motivation and readiness for change, strengths and assets, needs and challenges, interests and goals to inform intake and
  • Understand and utilize available vocational assessments and be able to interpret results to inform participant assessments and action
  • Work collaboratively with participants to develop, implement and monitor progress of mutually agreed upon, strength based action
  • Work collaboratively with fellow team members to coordinate access to interventions identified in individual action
  • Provide client centered case management services that support individuals in gaining current, relevant labour market information to support the development of suitable and relevant vocational
  • Provide client centered case management services that support the acquisition of life and employability skills, and the development of self-marketing tools that are identified in individual action
  • Deliver Vocational Services that utilize digital technology and build digital skills to meet the current and future labour market
  • Provide client centered case management services that support the acquisition of job search skills and an understanding of job search
  • Research, understand and maintain knowledge of community resources and other support services available to participants from community partners and other

Customer Service

  • Speaking Skills: Steer conversations toward a positive outcome with the use of positive language. Stays positive and turns problems into solutions to build quality service
  • Empathy: Approaches each person with the goal of understanding their emotions and point of
  • Adaptability: Works with groups requires the mental flexibility to respond to a variety of situations in a way that fits for each
  • Communication: Is approachable, professional and upbeat. Is clear, confident and practices active listening using reflections and reframing to gain understanding and demonstrate empathy.
  • Attentiveness: Is fully present and respectful. Maintains eye contact, speaks clearly, greets every individual and does a post check-in at the end of each interaction. Offers compelling information that leads to conversations and additional
  • Self-Control: Remains calm, patient, positive and
  • Takes Responsibility: Strives to resolve the issue in a single interaction by taking responsibility for how the solution
  • Time Management: Is attentive to the ebbs and flows of the group. Is organized and prepared to manage the priorities, regular requests and the

Reporting and Evaluation: 

  • Ensure the effective, efficient and confidential collection, processing and reporting of quality program and case files, reports and information
  • Prepare for, and participate in regular activity monitors and evaluations with Team Lead and Director of
  • Work with Team Lead to evaluate the provision of programs and services for the purpose of learning, growth and development of yourself, your team, the program and the organization.
  • Understand and abide by organizational and governmental security regulations and protocols.

Areas of specialization/expertise 

  • Each individual staff member will collaborate with Team Lead to identify areas of leadership, specialization and expertise within their own and others

Knowledge, skills and abilities 

  • Knowledge of adult education
  • Knowledge of employability skills material and facilitation
  • Ability to develop supportive working relationships with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, organize and research
  • Knowledge of employment and educational programs, career counselling, counselling theory and practice and vocational
  • Knowledge of regional, provincial and global labour market needs and trends including the Future of
  • Digital Literacy – Proficient in Microsoft office Suite, Internet and e-mail
  • Ability to develop marketing and learning content on a variety of social media platforms including: LinkedIn, Facebook, Websites, Instagram, Snapchat and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in adult education, social sciences or related field
  • Reality Therapy Certified or a commitment to pursue
  • Motivation Interviewing and Stages of Change Training or a commitment to

** While commitment to pursue will be considered, all individuals applying must be able to effectively demonstrate understanding of Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change and Reality Therapy/Choice Theory and its application to career and employment services.

Preferred:

  • Group facilitation training
  • Computer Facilitation training
  • ColourSpectrums Facilitator training
  • Service Best Facilitator training

Experience

  • Minimum two years experience in career counselling and/or group facilitation, particularly in the human service sector and in community based organizations
  • Preference will be given to combined employment counselling and group facilitation experience.
  • Experience working with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds A combination of education and experience may be

Reporting to: Team Lead Position: Full Time

Compensation:

  • $47,497 annually
  • Employer contribution to RRSP
  • Extended health and dental benefits, Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance after 6
  • Scheduled day off every 3

We are an equal opportunity employer with Human Resource practices that support the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diversified workforce.

Apply by email to Lisa Boryski, Executive Assistant at lboryski@workprep.ca with a cover letter and resume by March 19, 2021.

Join Our Team: Career Advisor/Labour Market Specialist

Job Title:  Career Advisor/Labour Market Specialist

Job Purpose

The Labour Market Specialist will work collaboratively with the Virtual Reality (VR) Team, workforce development organizations and career practitioners across the province to support the integration of Virtual Reality as a career decision making tool.  The Labour Market Specialist will specialize in research, understanding and dissemination of labour market, education information and career resources for the careers featured in the CareerLabs VR Simulations.  This work will support practitioners and job seekers in effective career action planning to support job seekers to connect to available jobs in Saskatchewan.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational:

  • Commitment to work in a culture of change with a willingness to improve.
  • Work with all team members to achieve organizational mission, vision, mandate and strategic priorities.
  • Actively participate in organizational strategic visioning and planning.
  • Actively participate in organizational activities including community involvement, volunteering and/or resource development.
  • Represent and promote the organization in the community through community and employer partnerships, and participation in stakeholder meetings and working groups to increase engagement and application of VR in workforce development.
  • Utilizing labour market information, identify opportunities for service delivery to meet economic demands and present ideas for organizational growth to Team Lead.

Professional Development:

  • Work with Team Lead to identify, understand and monitor expectations, and strategies for successful outcomes.
  • Actively participate in organizational professional development opportunities and evaluations.
  • Stay current in organizational core modalities, practicing and integrating them into service delivery and team communication and support.

Job Role Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with VR Marketer to delivery VR simulations to job seekers, taking the role of skills assessment and evaluation of transferable skills and career pathways available.
  • Collaborate with career practitioners and other workforce development organizations to support vocational service delivery by completing and sharing labour market research that is specific to client action plans, needs or questions.
  • Research and maintain labour market and education information on specialized career pathways to support the development of career action plans after VR experience.
  • Research and understand financial aid and resources for industry specific education to support career pathways in the careers offered through VR simulations.
  • Work with team to research, identify and connect with employers to promote and market virtual reality as a recruitment tool to meet labour market demands in their business and explore opportunities for partnership and future growth.
  • Partner and network with employers and industry sectors to gain labour market information that is specific to employer needs and challenges.
  • Provide training and coaching on VR specific LMI and application of VR in workforce development to other organizations and professionals.
  • Work with VR team to develop and deliver vocational resources across the province that will support effective use and application of VR simulations in career decision making.
  • Work with VR team to develop province wide communities of practice of VR for career decision making and exploration.

 Reporting and Evaluation:

 Ensure the effective, efficient and confidential collection, processing and reporting of quality case files, reports and information requirements.

  • Prepare for, and participate in regular activity monitors and evaluations with Team Lead.
  • Work with Team Lead(s) to evaluate the provision of programs and services for the purpose of learning, growth and development of yourself, your team, the program and the organization.
  • Understand and abide by organizational and governmental security regulations and protocols.

 Areas of specialization/expertise

 Each individual staff member will collaborate with Team Lead to identify areas of leadership, specialization and expertise within their own and others roles.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Able to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Digital Literacy – Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and E-mail, including remote access and use of technology through cell phone.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other video conferencing software.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Strong research and evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of employment and educational programs
  • Knowledge of career counselling theory and practice
  • Knowledge of vocational assessments
  • Ability to develop supportive working relationships with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds
  • Knowledge of regional, provincial and global labour market needs and trends including the Future of Work.
  • Knowledge of marketing and learning content on a variety of social media platforms including: LinkedIn, Facebook, Websites, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree or certificate/diploma in economics, business administration, social sciences or related field.
  • Reality Therapy Certified or a commitment to pursue Certification.
  • Motivation Interviewing and Stages of Change Training or a commitment to pursue.

 ** While commitment to pursue will be considered, all individuals applying must be able to effectively demonstrate understanding of Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change and Reality Therapy/Choice Theory and its application to career and employment services.

 Experience

  • Experience in career counselling, particularly in the human service sector and in community based organizations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in industry and/or careers featured in the VR simulations would be an asset.
  • Experience working with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds.

 A combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Reporting: Team Lead

Salary: $47,497.00 annually.

Scheduled Day Off every three weeks, comprehensive benefit plan.

Join the Canadian Red Cross Team to help meet needs in COVID second wave.

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.  There are a variety of volunteer and paid positions available.

The Red Cross will use their experience and expertise to support and augment existing services where needed including testing, vaccinations, outbreak crisis management, long term care, contact tracing and more.

To help meet needs in COVID second wave, and to learn more about these roles and services, see a full list of roles and descriptions and submit an application, please visit redcross.ca. 

You can also find current postings on our job hut.

Request for Services Form is Live!

We are happy to announce that our Request for Services Form on our Website has now been fixed.
If you are looking for support in your job search and employment preparation, please reach out today!

Thank you to the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation!

Work Prep is thrilled to announce the receipt of $15,000 from the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation.    The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation, a private foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan was established by the late Lorne and Evelyn Johnson to respond to the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

This money will be used to upgrade our computer technology in the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre and Computer Classroom.    These upgrades will support Work Prep to continue serving job seekers on their journey to employment by providing access to new and efficient technology to support their job search and learning and development activities that will support their employment goals.   As Work Prep expands our programs to continue adding innovative service delivery, assessment and learning tools through an e-learning and online format, we rely on the use of efficient and up to date technology to ensure success in our program delivery.  These tools will successfully support job seekers to development skills and knowledge that will support future employment opportunities.

Request for Services Form Temporarily Out of Order

We are aware of an issue with our online request for services form and are working to resolve the issue. For now, the online request for services form is not working. If you have submitted an online request in the last 7 days, we likely did not receive it. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment to come in for services!
Thanks,
Work Prep Staff

Upcoming Webinar- NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard for Career Exploration

Work Prep is pleased to host a webinar to introduce the NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard. Help us to celebrate Canada Career Month by attending this interactive Webinar to experience ColourSpectrums ON THE MOVE.

 

 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 18, 2020 09:00 -10:00 am Saskatchewan

Topic: NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard for Career Exploration

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZJUlhw68SHidLU0h4WqJXQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Description:

Join Rob Chubb, the founding director of ColourSpectrums, for an introduction and demonstration of the Career Dashboard Tool. The dashboard is a culmination of 20 years of research and experience. This powerful tool merges the well known ColourSpectrums Personality Styles model with the qualitative analysis of the 500 Unit Groups in National Occupational Classification (NOC): Canada’s national system for describing occupations.

This user-friendly interactive dashboard searches and analyzes 500 National Occupational Classifications to identify NOC unit groups that match clients’ ColourSpectrums profiles.

Learn how the ColourSpectrums Career Development Training will empower you to engage clients in practical exercises and conversations that focus on:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-esteem
  • Job searches
  • Job descriptions
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Job interviews
  • Teamwork
  • Interaction styles
  • Work styles
  • Work environment
  • Communication styles
  • Occupational classifications

Attend this webinar and Rob will give you access to the ColourSpectrums Career Development Dashboard so you can buckle up and take it for a test drive.

For more details on the dashboard please visit: https://www.colourspectrums.com/career-development

Upcoming Webinar: Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Work Prep is pleased to host our first webinar to introduce CareerLabs VR as a career exploration tool in Saskatchewan.  Please join us and pass on to your networks!

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 10, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Saskatchewan

Topic: Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_32-rzgz4QGio_FZzyMBNIQ

Topic

Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Description:

At Regina Work Prep Centre we have recently introduced a new tool in career exploration!

CareerLabsVR a immersive virtual reality tool provides users the opportunity to explore, learn and discover a variety of career options through the immersive power of virtual reality. This virtual reality (VR) system not only gives job seekers tailored career information, but also the ability to see, hear, and experience the job… without ever leaving the Career Practitioner’s office.

CareerLabsVR allows the job seeker to immerse themselves in a career experience, something that has been missing from traditional career decision-making methods. Research indicates that 90% of what we see and do is retained, making CareerLabsVR incredibly beneficial in involving job seekers.

This webinar will explain how Career Practitioners and Employers can use Virtual Reality (VR) as a Career Exploration tool in ways that didn’t exist before or were simply not a cost-effective way to explore and evaluate ones suitability and skill for a career.

Work Prep currently offers 15 Virtual Reality simulations that you can learn more about here: http://workprep.ca/career-simulations/

The presentation will also contain information on how you can book a time to come in and try out our VR, or have us come to you so that you can experience first hand of the advantages of this technology.

Work Prep is a proud partner of the Ministry of Immigration and Training, who provides funding to support the delivery this program.

VR Launch Contest!

To kick things off with our exciting VR launch we are holding a contest! Like and share our Facebook post “Introducing VR to Saskatchewan Job Seekers” to be entered to win a $50 Walmart gift card and be the 1st person to try VR at RWPC!

Contest Rules:

-Must like the post as well as share the “Introducing VR for Job Seekers in Saskatchewan” post on Facebook.

-All participants will be entered in a random draw.

-Any participants who also make guesses on our daily questions will also be entered into our draw again.

-The winner will receive a $50 Giant Tiger.

-The winner will also be the 1st client to experience a career in VR in Saskatchewan.

-The winner must be comfortable with the VR experience being recorded for social media purposes.

-Receiving the gift card is contingent on being willing to experience a career in virtual reality.

 

You can find the contest and post on our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/