Life Skills/Employability Facilitator/Job Developer

- Closes August 24, 2018

  • Surrey
  • Vancouver

Baristas Training Program (Job # 8870 – 1001)

Term Full Time (35 hours/week) – 8 Month Term, Possible Extension (Grid 13)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. In fact, we care about well-being so much that we were the recipient of the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Child & Family Friendly Workplace Award. This means we have been recognized for placing high value on work-life balance, laughter and joy in the workplace, exercise and nutrition, and self-care. Also, our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

Pacific Community Resources Society requires a Life Skills/Employability Facilitator/Job Developer for the Baristas Training Program in Surrey and Vancouver. The successful applicant will be responsible for employment counselling of program participants, organizing and delivering the life and employability skills workshops, supporting participants in their work experience at Starbucks, and promoting the Baristas program within the community.

This position requires a high level of skill as a facilitator; creating, updating and maintaining Power Point slides as well as keeping workshop material relevant and up-to-date. This role requires a sound understanding of employment and life skills facilitation with at-risk youth and multi-barrier populations.

Knowledge of Employment Training Programs and experience working with large not-for-profit organizations is a benefit. Familiarity of Starbucks culture is an advantage, as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships within the Starbucks organization. Understanding the process of interviewing and screening potential baristas candidates is an asset.

This position requires certification in the delivery of Personality Dimensions as well as knowledge of Serving It Right. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge on labour market information and creating strong resumes and cover letters. A high degree of emotional intelligence is required, as well as a natural ability to connect with at-risk youth and maintain engagement throughout the program.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. or degree in a related field; Career development practitioner certificate plus one year related experience. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Use of own vehicle with business insurance (paid mileage)

Desired Requirements:

  • Familiarity with employment assessments
  • Motivational interviewing and solution focused counselling
  • Life and employability coaching as well as understanding the impacts of trauma, addictions and family systems
  • Training and experience using database software to maintain accurate participant records


  • Judy Crooks, Baristas Program Coordinator
Salary Range:     $22.97/hour – $26.14/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package (100% employer paid)

PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

How to apply

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

ATTN: Judy Crooks, Baristas Program Coordinator

Please quote “Job #8870 – 1001” on your cover letter

and in the subject line of emails.

Resumes without Job # and cover letters will not be accepted.

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