Immigrant Employment Specialist

Website Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

Under the guidelines of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); this position designs, coordinates and facilitates group workshops on topics of related to employment and job search/retention strategies for immigrant and refugee clients. Leads the delivery of skills training and employment program to assist racialized newcomer women with their successful labour market attachment: provides all aspects of career counselling, program facilitation, outreach, case management (needs assessments, action planning, job search work experience services, skills enhancement services, self-employment services as well as job sustainment services). Initiates career mentorship matches between clients and community professionals to help clients navigate the Victoria labour market and develop professional networks. Provides one-to-one career counseling and job search support to assist immigrant and refugee newcomers who face multiple barriers to employment. Develops connections with the employer community and stays current on local labour market information. This is a multifaceted position and requires an individual that is able to balance superior client service with other responsibilities and multiple contract requirements. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous, and those with diverse abilities. Reports to the Employment Services Manager.

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