Monthly Bulletin – Employment

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Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs – Employment Opportunities

Summer Student Listings – Central Okanagan
  • Lifeguard – Rutland Club – 30 Hours/week for 8 weeks
  • Community, Youth and Family Recreation Leader – Peachland – 30 Hours/week for 8 weeks
  • Community, Youth and Family Recreation Leader – West Kelowna – 30 Hours/week for 8 weeks
  • Summer Programs and Event Registrar – West Kelowna/Peachland – 30 Hours/week for 8 weeks
  • Youth Employment Support Worker – West Kelowna – 30 Hours/week for 8 weeks
Youth Services Listings
  • Residential Worker – Kelowna (Penny Lane) – 22 Hours/week – Closing Date June 6, 2018
  • Relief Residential Worker/Shelter Client Support Worker – Kelowna – On Call
Club Services Listings
  • Program Leader – Rutland – 35 Hours/week
  • Activity Leader – West Kelowna/Kelowna/Rutland – Full/Part/Casual
  • Special Needs Activity Leader – Peachland/West Kelowna/Kelowna/Rutland – Part/Casual
  • Relief Early Childhood Educator – Central Okanagan – Casual
  • Relief Early Childhood Educator Assistant – Central Okanagan – Casual

More Information on all positions available at the Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs website.

-Source: Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs, Twitter, May 2018

KCR is Hiring: Child Minder

Hours of Work and Rate of Pay: On call, as needed (2-4 hours/week, Monday – Friday), $15/hour
Anticipated Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on contract until March 31, 2019; with the possibility of an extension
Reporting Structure: Reports to Immigrant Services Manager

Position Summary:
Your main duties will include planning and implementing child-minding activities for immigrant and refugee children under the age of 12 whose parents are attending workshops or appointments on site.

Prime Functions:
  • Set up the childminding room; prepare for the day
  • Ensure the appropriate forms are completed when parents drop off and pick up their children (check-in and check-out)
  • Plan age appropriate play and activities
  • Ensure all children’s needs are met
  • Clean up after each shift as well as regular sanitation of toys and inspection of the child-minding room to ensure it remains a safe environment for children
  • Follow all safety protocols; perform practice drills with the children

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field and/ or equivalent experience
  • Current First Aid certification
  • Fluent in English; Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, written and verbal communication skills
  • Additional languages and cultural proficiency; knowledge and experience in cross-cultural communication and service methods appropriate to participants with low literacy/English skills
  • Familiarity with issues facing newcomer children

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Anima Anand, Immigrant Services Manager at ac.rcknull@amina

Application Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

-Source: Anima Anand, Manager, Immigrant Services, KCR – Community Resources, May 2018

KCR is Hiring: SNAPP Worker – South Fraser

Reporting Structure: Reports to Family Services – SNAPP Coordinator

Position Summary
The primary responsibilities are to work together with the child(ren)’s planning team to assist in transition planning for approximately twelve children at a time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Families so that they have a clear understanding of their history, are supported in the preparation of their Lifebook and when appropriate, are prepared for their adoption or other permanent placement. In the event that the children are placed locally, post placement supports will also be offered to the child and the family.

Prime Functions:
Listening to others and communicating in an effective manner that fosters relationship building and teamwork
  • Communicates effectively; Adapts content, style, tone and medium of communication to suit the target audience’s language, cultural background and level of understanding
  • Engages child, listens to their words, validates their personal story and creates a safe space
  • Maintains ongoing communication with participants and their families
  • Acts as a member of a multi-function team, appreciates the value of diversity and uses effective communication skills
  • Provides support and education to the foster family throughout the process
  • Regularly updates members of the planning team on child’s work with the program
  • Communicates the organization’s mission, vision and values to external participants

Researching and defining steps to achieving a successful permanency placement
  • Actively participates as part of a team to develop a transition plan and regularly evaluates the plan and modify as needed
  • Gathers and collates historical information, photographs and anecdotal stories for Lifebooks. Contacts and interviews birth family members as required
  • Seeks to understand the child’s needs and interests so that effective planning and delivery of session work can be implemented
  • Assists the child’s caseworker in his/her assessment of the child’s readiness for adoption consideration and placement.
  • Develops an inventory of the child’s needs for adoption placement; Provides input in selection of potential adoptive parents

Fostering the development of others while providing participant-centred services
  • Fosters a client-focused culture; Anticipates and adapts to client needs
  • Provides intensive emotional support to the child before, during and after the transition process
  • Engages and guides the child through their journey increasing his/her understanding of their history and prepares Lifebook
  • Creates a pre-placement visiting schedule; Introduces the child to the adoptive family; Facilitates the transition plan
  • Educates, trains and supports adoptive parents, foster parents and other professionals in the preparation and support needed for children and families to be successful in their adoption journey
  • Provides support for the child throughout the pre-placement and placement phase
  • Arranges and facilitates the presentation of adoption preparation information for families and professionals as identified by the Ministry of Children and Families.
  • Assumes personal responsibility and follows up to meet commitments to others

Collecting, storing and compiling program and evaluation data effectively in order to identify program impact
  • Stores all participant documents and information in a confidential manner
  • Tracks and reports data for the SNAPP program to maintain CARF and SharePoint standards and requirements
  • Evaluates program Effectiveness, Efficiencies, Stakeholders Satisfaction and Program Accessibility and outlined in the Annual Performance Measurement Report. All annual recommendations are acted upon.

  • Post-secondary education in a humanistic field; preference is given to degree
  • Previous extensive experience working with children in areas to include developmental stages, attachment issues, trauma, loss and grief, and special needs
  • Knowledge of custody and permanency placement processes regarding children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Families
  • Cultural sensitivity and knowledge including First Nations culture and history
  • Previous experience in education and facilitation an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Strategic thinking skills, flexibility and creativity in problem-solving
  • Good organization and reliable follow-through skills
  • Participant focused service delivery and advocacy
  • The ability to teach others about SNAPP work when called upon
  • Clear Criminal Record check
  • A reliable vehicle (with business insurance) that can be used for work
  • KCR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all with the passion, skill and knowledge to apply

To Apply: Email resumes and cover letter to Nancy Kilbrei, SNAPP Coordinator, at ac.rcknull@ycnan

Application Deadline: Posting will remain open until a successful candidate is found

-Source: Nancy Kilbrei, Coordinator, SNAPP, KCR – Community Resources, May 2018

KCR is Hiring: Employment Enhancement Specialist

Hours of Work: 28 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Anticipated Start date: May 21, 2018; on contract til September 30, 2018, with the likelihood of an extension of our current government-funded contract
Reporting Structure: Reports to Employment Services Manager

Position Summary:
Primary role is to promote and develop employment opportunities and work experience opportunities for Program Participants. Establish and maintain relationships with employers, gather labour market information and develop collaborative community relationships. Assist Participants with implementing their Return to Work Action Plans and support Participants with achieving employment objectives.

Prime Functions:
Job Coaching/ Employment Counselling
  • Conduct an introductory needs assessment on Participant’s background, including culture, education, past work experience, career goals and identification of barriers to employment
  • Assist Participants in developing a suitable career goal based on abilities, interests, aptitudes, and employer demand in our community
  • Provide individual job coaching which includes weekly meetings with Participants to review action plans and adjust Participants’ return to work goals and action plans
  • Provide on-going support to Participants to ensure that the work experience or paid employment is successful
  • Facilitate employment information sessions and group presentations as required
  • Arrange short-term certificate training for Participants as identified in the Return to Work Action Plan
  • Identify and assist Participants with accessing supports and/or accommodations as identified on their Return to Work Action Plan
  • Provide Participants with referrals to community resources

Marketing and Job Development
  • Direct marketing of Participants to employers to promote employment opportunities through paid employment or work experience placement
  • Complete employer/employee wage subsidy applications and ensure all supporting documentation is attached
  • Gather current labour market information and employment trends
  • Develop and maintain job boards on employment opportunities and resources in the Central Okanagan
  • Enter employer information and job leads into employer database
  • Mediate Participant and employer conflicts and assist Participants with job maintenance
  • Attend relevant community events and provide program information to attendees

  • Attend staff meetings and professional development in-services
  • Use technology-based applications
  • Follow policy and procedures for completing and submitting internal forms and documentation
  • Assist with preparation and submission of reports of the project activities and Participant outcomes
  • Provide front desk coverage over the lunch hours
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Post-secondary education in humanities – Preference to Undergraduate degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Solid knowledge of local labour market, community resources and services
  • Experience providing employment assistance to persons with specialized populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Valid British Columbia Driver’s license and own reliable transportation to be used for work purposes

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Travis Schneider, Employment Services Manager at ac.rcknull@sivart

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

-Source: Travis Schneider, Manager, Employment Services, KCR – Community Resources, May 2018

KCR Employment Programs – Apply Today!

Employment Services program photoNeed to get ready for post-secondary training, or improve your Math, reading, and study strategies?

KCR is hosting their Job Readiness and Essential Skills training programs. Both programs are free to participants and involve 6-week, 3-hours-a-day training to help individuals identify career goals and take the steps necessary to reach these goals. In addition, individuals are provided with an additional 12 weeks of one-on-one follow-up support to help them meet their goals.

Information Sessions:
Dates: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Job Readiness for the 21st Century
The primary objective of the Job Readiness for the 21st Century Employment Program is to assist individuals who have a disability, are an immigrant, or are over the age of 50+ with finding employment.

Essential Skills for the Workplace
Would you like to improve your Math, Reading, or Study skills to get a job or pursue further education? We will train you at your level and help you to get back to work or continue with school.

Don’t hesitate to call, even if a program date has passed, at 250.763.8008, or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnemyolpme. Visit our website at to see if you’re a good fit for these programs.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund’s Employment Services and Support Programs. For more information about B.C.’s labour market programs, visit

-Source: Travis Schneider, Manager, Employment Services, KCR – Community Resources, 2018
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