The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) requires an organized individual with multi-tasking capabilities and outstanding communication skills to join our team as a Regional Employment Placement Specialist (REPS) in our Prince George office. This is a full-time or part-time position.
The Regional Employment Placement Specialist (REPS) will take a lead role in recruitment, assessment, skills development, and job placement of individuals aspiring to careers in the skilled trades. The REPS will develop and maintain relationships with participants, training providers, community organizations, and potential employers in the assigned geographical area. Through these connections, the REPS will assist participants and employers to bridge employment needs and alleviate barriers in order to fulfill employment opportunities in the skilled trades sector.
The REPS will be working independently at the Prince George office and reporting to a Director of Workforce Development at another location. The position requires self-initiative and discipline to achieve program targets.
BCCA considers the health and safety of each of our employees to be of primary importance. Our objective is to conduct our business in the safest possible manner consistent with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, applicable regulations, and good human resource practices as well as COVID-19 considerations.
- Conduct initial interviews and employability assessments with potential participants
- Develop detailed employability skills upgrading action plans (return to work strategies)
- Assist eligible participants into job readiness and eventual employment placement through delivery of various lines of service
- Build and maintain connections to employer companies to identify employment opportunities and requirements
- Assist employers with candidate screening
- Liaise between employers and workers to assure a positive work site match, perform site visits as needed
- Establish and maintain relationships with secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, community organizations, and local service providers connected to the construction industry
- Manage all participant case files according to program requirements and deliverables
- Complete and submit all required reporting documents per program requirements
- Track and follow up on all action items related to the program’s delivery
Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Attitude:
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
- Self-motivation, discipline, and reliability, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a province-wide team
- Effective organizational, multitasking, and time management skills
- Strong working knowledge of the local skilled trades / construction industry, employment trends, and key projects within the region
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
- Journeyperson certification, apprenticeship, or extensive experience in a trades related field is an asset, but not required
- Understanding of the BC apprenticeship system (Industry Training Authority) is an asset
- Knowledge of local employment service providers is an asset
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license and vehicle; this position does require travel for meetings, conferences, and community outreach
BCCA is committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees, our customers and members of the public with whom we interact regularly. BCCA has instituted a mandatory vaccine policy requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated.