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We’re Hiring – Provincial Labour Market Facilitator

Ready Willing & AbleThe PEI Association for Community Living (PEIACL) is looking for a provincial Labour Market Facilitator (LMF), with the primary responsibility of implementing Phase 2 of the Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) project.

Ready Willing and Able is a national project delivered by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in partnership with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA). RWA is funded by the Federal Government of Canada and designed to build on and increase employer capacity and demand to hire persons with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), link employers with employment agencies and supports, work in partnership with schools, post-secondary institutions and the business community, and promote the increased employment of persons with an intellectual disability or ASD.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of PEIACL, the Labour Market Facilitator (LMF) seeks to generate business demand to hire inclusively and share this demand with employment service agencies supporting job seekers with an intellectual disability and/or ASD.

This position is the link between businesses, community employment agencies, autism organizations, member ACLs, and community. Building relationships with relevant stakeholders is a critical role of the position in achieving the overall outcome of the initiative, which is to create meaningful and equitable employment opportunities for job seekers with an intellectual disability and/or ASD.

While efforts are focused in Charlottetown, the Labour Market Facilitator position may be required to establish relationships and connections with both businesses and employment agencies across the province (particularly as related to RWA partnership with national employers).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct outreach to businesses, across various sectors and industries, to promote the value of inclusive hiring
  • Conduct outreach and partnership development with and between businesses and agencies at the provincial and community levels.
  • Develop and/or expand partnerships with community employment agencies to adequately meet hiring demand.
  • Develop and/or expand partnerships with community employment agencies to ensure equitable access to hiring demand by both persons with an intellectual disability or ASD.
  • Implement the necessary labour market bridging tactics and strategies needed to expand recruitment and hiring of people with an intellectual disability or ASD.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with businesses, agencies and various community partners to further enhance and develop the RWA initiative.
  • Deliver presentations and information tools for business groups to promote the employment of people with an intellectual disability or ASD.
  • Participate in national RWA communications and marketing campaign activities, as required, including use of social media, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Represent the RWA Delivery Partner at tables where businesses, stakeholders and others meet to lead innovative approaches to how people with an intellectual disability or ASD can access employment.
  • Provide current and accurate information on intellectual disability and/or ASD in the workplace for employer presentations and marketing collateral for business groups to promote the employment of people with an intellectual disability or ASD.
  • Maintain ongoing relationship with RWA employers and partner employment agencies (both during and subsequent to the hiring process)
  • Collect and document stories of successful hires

Qualifications

  • Commitment to full inclusion for people with an intellectual disability or ASD, including the right to employment and economic participation in the community.
  • Knowledge of issues and barriers faced by people with intellectual disability or ASD in accessing the labour market is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of local labour market issues and trends.
  • Experience in sales and/or marketing an asset.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Superior written communication skills, excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in building relationships with diverse groups and interests.
  • Knowledge of social media applications and some related experience with education and awareness campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success and experience working in a community development framework an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications and client relationship management software. Aptitude for learning new online systems and tools.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field (e.g. Human Resources, Social Services, Disability Studies, Education, Business,) an asset.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Job Specifics

  • Job will begin September 30th, 2019.
  • Annual salary of $41,600 with benefits to be discussed at interview
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • This is a contract position until March 31, 2022.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume, including two references to Julie Smith,  Executive Director email: executivedirector@peiacl.org no later than Thursday, September 12, 2019. Resumes can also be mailed to:

PEIACL Attn: Julie Smith
40 Enman Cres, Room 273
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The PEIACL Association for Community Living (PEIACL) is a family-oriented, non-profit advocacy association that works with and on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.  We envision a province where people with an intellectual disability live as full participants in their community; and are committed to promoting equality, inclusion and independence.