Employment Advisor

WorkLink Employment Society

Location: Langford
Pay Rate: $29.73 to $30.62
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date:

Posted: November 15, 2023
Expires: January 12, 2024

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference?

WorkLink Employment Society is looking into recruiting a hiring pool for our Employment Advisor Position working in either Sooke or Westshore locations, depending on the need. This is a term position until the end of the existing contract with the province for the delivery of WorkBC Services. The successful candidate will work up to 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a salary range between $29.73 to $30.62 hourly. Additional responsibilities include providing occasional evening and weekend coverage for community events.


About The Society

WorkLink has provided government-sponsored employment services to the residents of the Victoria Capital Region’s Westshore (Colwood, Langford, Highlands, View Royal and Metchosin) since 1978. In 2008, our services expanded to include the communities of Sooke and surrounding areas including Jordan River and Port Renfrew. We are also pleased to provide Indigenous outreach services to the First Nations Communities of Beecher Bay, T’Souke and Pacheedaht. Our nonprofit organization is funded through both federal and provincial government initiatives. WorkLink is a registered charity in the Province of BC, which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors chosen from leaders in the community.

We empower our employees to achieve great things and are proud to offer:

  • Accelerated vacation entitlement.
  • Competitive wage & health benefits packages
  • Pets in the workplace
  • Strong workplace culture
  • Supported work/life balance options


About The Position:

The Employment Advisor plays a crucial role in services directly to all eligible clients, this is a collaborative process between an Employment Advisor and a Client to ensure that all clients will have access to WorkLink and WorkBC high-quality services. Case Management involves developing a positive relationship with the Client, encouraging, motivating, and supporting the Client to achieve a Sustainable Employment or Community Attachment outcome and increasing independence and selfsufficiency as quickly as possible as appropriate for each Client. Key factors in Case Management include helping Clients build confidence, become self-motivated and recognize and build their employment-related skills, strengths, and abilities


Key duties for this position include:

  • Interview clients to obtain employment history, educational background, career goals, transferrable skills, personal and situational factors, and barriers to employment
  • Develop an Action Plan for clients, using the results of the Client Needs Assessment
  • Develop and maintain assigned client files in accordance with WorkBC policies and guidelines
  • Determine client eligibility for financial support/relevant resources as required and administer financial supports according to established policies and procedures.
  • Direct and refer the client to other programs and resources
  • Work collaboratively with other Employment Advisors to promote client needs, strengths, and employment goals; and focus services directly tied to labour market demand and emerging needs
  • Explore and maintain a working knowledge of the primary information systems (ICM and ExtraNet)
  • Maintain contact with the client to support, motivate/monitor client progress
  • Support client self-employment and training applications to identified service utilization targets of active casemanaged clients
  • Use databases to process & schedule all applications for service and appointments for Case Management/SelfServe clients.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain a client-focused approach using coaching techniques and active listening skills; uphold and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally.
  • A strong understanding of professional standards of practice with respect to clients
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the client and organization
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of WorkBC Contract requirements
  • Demonstrated Technical Skills and digital literacy: Use of complex databases, preferably ICM; Data analysis and reporting, Computer software – Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to share best practices that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Exemplary organizational skills and ability to set priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficient communication and customer service skills.
  • Sound current knowledge of employment services, job search strategies, and techniques


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in the delivery of employment support services (employment counseling, client needs assessments, coaching/mentoring, working with multi-barrier clients) assisting individuals on how to navigate through detailed information.
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check; and valid BC Driver’s licence
  • Post-Secondary Degree directly related to career or employment development, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, sociology, human services, counseling, education, or human resources management.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office 365 products, including Excel, Word, and Outlook


We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

WorkLink values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. We foster a workplace where individual differences are recognized and respected, while utilizing each person’s talents and strengths. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be!

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resumé on our online application as a PDF attachment through the link on our careers page.

This posting will remain in effect until the positions are filled.

Apply Here!