Career and Volunteer Opportunities with OSP

About OSP

OSP staff works to improve the lives of our clients. We pride ourselves on building lasting, meaningful relationships that can lead to amazing opportunities. We believe that, for many, employment can lead to achieving dreams and experiencing a sense of purpose.

OSP’s purpose is to build an inclusive community and our vision is to be a recognized diversity and inclusion leader in Edmonton by improving the quality of life for individuals facing employment barriers. To achieve both our purpose and our vision, we actively work to provide employment opportunities for individuals with barriers by matching their skills and abilities with the staffing needs of corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. By doing so, we help deliver economic benefits to the individual, the organization, and the community.

Engagement Coordinator

23$/hour
Contract position until the end of September.

Are you a people-oriented, motivated person with experience in logistics and project coordination? As the first point of contact for Clients and visitors to the OSP office, this role requires the individual to greet clients and visitors with a positive, helpful attitude. As a support to the needs of jobseekers looking for casual labour for the day, this position will have many different facets, so an ability to work quickly and assess and pivot to what is most essential in the moment will be key.

We are looking for people with experience in working with At Risk Individuals; and knowledge and experience with inner city populations and supports would be an asset. Must have a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.
The Engagement Coordinator will be tasked with:

  • Onboarding new clients.
  • Assisting with deploying clients to their job placement for the day.
  • Maintaining records and documentation and other light administrative duties as needed.
  • Reaching out to employers and clients for job placement follow-ups.
  • Connecting with community partners to maintain collaborative relationships.

Benefits

  • Subsidized downtown parking and mileage
  • Benefits package including drug plan, dental and more
  • Paid Statutory Holidays off, paid sick days, paid vacation days
  • 2 personal days
  • A day off on your birthday month
  • Possibility of paid training and skill enhancement courses as required
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Potential for some remote work hours
  • Dynamic, Positive and Supportive team/work culture

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@osp.ab.ca.

Career and Employment Counselor

Salary $47,500
full time contract until April 2024, with the possibility of extension)

Intro and job overview:

Are you ready to make impact? Would you be excited about a job that allows you to develop your skills while helping others do the same?

If you are a dynamic person, who sees the best in people, likes to create connections with others, adaptable, loves to work collaboratively and is passionate about inspiring and teaching others, you may be our perfect fit.

As a career coach, you will actively create and seek new employer connections to support our clientele in overcoming employment barriers and strive for job-matching placements based on the best interests of both client and employer.

Get rewarded for your passion to help others. Apply today!

Benefits

  • Subsidized downtown parking and mileage
  • Benefits package including drug plan, dental and more
  • Paid Statutory Holidays off, 10 paid sick days, 15 paid vacation days
  • 4 personal days
  • A day off on your birthday month
  • Possibility of paid training and skill enhancement courses as required
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Potential for some remote work hours
  • Dynamic, Positive and Supportive team/work culture

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create employment opportunities for the clients through building and maintaining employer partnerships
  • Assist jobseekers in their employment or professional development journey through some of the following supports:
  • cover letter and resume writing supports
  • assessments
  • career advising
  • interview preparation sessions
  • job matching
  • work maintenance supports
  • Provide flexible learning supports to adult learners with varying communication styles.
  • Maintain accurate recordkeeping of confidential client information.
  • Provide any other program supports as needed.

Qualifications:

We believe that skills can be taught, but attitude cannot. The most important qualification is to be willing to learn, excited to help others, and interested in making this job your own.

You are:

  • An engaging, ADAPTABLE, collaborative and empathetic personal presence. (This is important!)
  • A people-person who is confident with networking
  • Keen attention to detail and flexibility as you manage multiple different priorities that could change quickly! (No one day is the same in this role.)
  • Passionate about learning and teaching people what you know. Certification or experience in education or adult learning wouldn’t hurt. (Don’t let this scare you off! We are looking for someone competent, but we value having the right personality most importantly!)
  • An active listener with a commitment to providing first class experience to both clients and employers (Yes, our clients talk, we listen more. Use your spider senses!)
  • Have computer knowledge in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook – some PowerPoint is an asset), Zoom and MS Teams
  • Have certification, recognized training and/or experience in adult learning, career counselling, coaching, mentoring or related skills

Closing and application instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to with the subject “Career Advisor/Job Developer Application”. In your cover letter, please clearly identify the following:

  • why are you interested in working for OSP,
  • what makes you a unique candidate,
  • how do your past experiences prepare you for this position.