Employment Liaison
Edmonton John Howard Society - Edmonton, AB

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Employment Liaison
(This is a half time position: 20hrs per week)

Edmonton John Howard Society is a community based not for profit crime prevention agency that has been operating in Edmonton since 1949. Our mission is “through our programs and services we work to prevent crime and to help people affected by crime”.

This position will create a database of employers that are willing to hire clients that come to the Intake and Employment Program. Many times employers do not understand the complex barriers of our clients; this position will create a supportive working relationship between employer and employee.

Primary aspects of this service include:

 connect with potential employers
 advocate for a healthy working relationship
 follow up with employee and employer
 create and maintain a database of employers

The successful candidate should possess:

 Degree in human services or equivalent
 Experience working with high-risk clients and / or young offenders
 Experience with employment counselling and preparation (resume development, interview practice, job search support, job search tips and techniques, job maintenance, workplace conflict, and ongoing employment counseling
 Strong knowledge of community resources
 Strong listening skills, relationship building, mediation and counseling skills.
 Ability to engage and motivate clients and work with their self-identified needs in a
 Non-judgmental manner
 Knowledge of criminal justice system
 Knowledge of Record Suspension process
 Prior experience in developing collaborative partnerships.
 Prior experience in program evaluation
 Advocate for clients to gain employment
 Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction
 Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values
 Strong computer skills, data base experience
 A clear Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Record Check is required
 A reliable vehicle and valid drivers licence

The annual salary for this position is $23,000.00

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