Work & Volunteer with KCR

Work with KCR

Employment Specialist

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as Possible
Reporting Structure: Reports to Employment Services Manager

Position Summary:
Primary role is to facilitate employment program modules and workshops and conduct intakes and employment needs assessments with individuals and/or a group to identify barriers to employment and job readiness. Provide individual employment counselling to program participants to assist with achieving successful employment outcomes. Assist Participants in developing Return to Work Action Plans and support Participants with achieving employment objectives.

Prime Functions:
Intake and Referrals

  • Assist in conducting information sessions that are designed to provide detailed program information to interested individuals as needed
  • Assist Participants with completion of application and intake forms
  • Assist interested applicants with determining program eligibility when required
  • Review program applications and meet one-on-one with applicants to complete an introductory assessment on their background, including culture, education, work experience and individual needs and barriers to employment
  • Advise successful applicants of acceptance to program, program modules and dates, and program expectations
  • If not eligible for program, refer Participants to WorkBC or other appropriate community supports/resources


  • Design, together with the Employment Services Manager, and facilitate group-based workshops/activities on employability, life skills and other topics that address issues and barriers that those more vulnerable job seekers, immigrants and older workers, may be experiencing
  • Administer, score and review vocational and/or learning assessments with participants
  • Assist Participants with completing pre and post-assessments after each training module and review with Participants
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with participants, community service providers, employers and other key stakeholders with a view to collectively identify training and employment needs

Employment Counselling

  • Provide individual employment counselling specialized for those more vulnerable job seekers, immigrants and older workers which includes discussions on returning to work and retraining as it relates to Labour Market demand and individual abilities
  • Evaluate job readiness and areas of concern, assist in identifying transferable skills for Participants who are unable to return to the previous occupation, guide Participants through the career planning process, set goals and provide information and referrals to assist the Participant with achieving successful employment outcomes
  • Assist Participants in developing Return to Work Action Plans and support Participants with achieving employment objectives
  • Monitor Participant progress and attendance while in training
  • Maintain up-to-date case management files which include maintenance of hardcopy documents (needs assessment forms, eligibility reports, service summary records and signed, dated, current Return to Work Action Plans)


  • Attend staff meetings and professional development in-services
  • Use technology-based applications to track participant data and employer and community contacts
  • Follow policy and procedures in completing and submitting internal forms and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Three years post-secondary education in the humanities – Preference to Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Three to five years direct experience providing employment assistance and group based facilitation workshops on employability, life skills, and health and wellness and topics to preferred
  • Three to five years of direct experience providing employment assistance supports to persons to specialized populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills

To Apply: Email resumes and cover letters to Courage Bonnefoy, Employment Services Manager, at ac.rcknull@egaruoc.

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Thank you for your application and interest in KCR. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Volunteer with KCR

Community Services – Workshop Facilitator

We have teams of people who regularly deliver curriculum about board boot camps, fund development, grant writing, and volunteer management. If you have experience in another field of interest to non-profits please let us know. We can explore working together.

Contact: Dorothee, 250.763.8008 ext 254, or ac.rcknull@eehtorod.


Family Services – Crisis Line Worker

  • Offer emotional support to callers who are experiencing relational, personal, and mental health problems
  • Empower callers to explore their options and solve their problems
  • Supply callers with referrals and resources as required
  • Activate emergency crisis intervention when needed

Contact: Michelle, 250.763.8008 ext 112, or ac.rcknull@enilsisirc.


Family Services – Family Friend

This program matches volunteers as competent companions/support person to single parents who are feeling alone due to the stresses of parenting young children. Family Friends provide mentorship/friendship, practical and emotional support, and mutually agreed upon activities.

Contact: Kara, 250.763.8008 ext 136, or ac.rcknull@arak.


Family Services – Central Okanagan Family Hub

Playtime: Help support families, children, and parents who visit the Hub. Help families to feel comfortable to engage in play with their children, and to ask questions, seek out community resources they may need.

Interest Session: Is there a particular skill or interest that could be shared with parents and children that could be of benefit. (ie. Wellness, yoga, etc.)

Baby Blankets: Organizing or accessing a knitting group that may be interested in donating blankets to families with young children, or for use at the Hub and then take home with them.

Lending Library: Find and introduce new toys to the HUB, keeping it fun and interesting for families.

Clean Toys: Assisting with the cleaning schedule of the Hub to ensure toys are sanitized and safe for all ages.

Set Up: Bringing fun and creative ideas to set up play spaces within the HUB that assist with age-appropriate child development, safety, and various play activates. (ie. reading, eating, tummy play, etc.)

Contact: Ruba, 250.826.6264, or ac.hfocnull@ofni.


Immigrant Services – Employment Mentorship Program

Offer one-on-one support to internationally trained newcomers on their journey to finding meaningful employment in Canada. As a mentor you will provide insight into Canadian workplace culture, resume & interview guidance, how to build professional networks, and encouragement along the way. We need mentors from all professional backgrounds.

Contact: Jane, 250.763.8008 ext 139, or ac.rcknull@enaj.


Immigrant Services – Settlement Mentorship Program

As a Settlement Mentor you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of newcomers while they transition to life in Canada. A volunteer mentor provides friendship, encouragement and support to their mentee, helping them learn more about the community, practice English conversation and meet new people.

Contact: Jane, 250.763.8008 ext 139, or ac.rcknull@enaj.



Still looking for a volunteer opportunity? Check out the Okanagan VolunteerConnector!

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