Career and Employment Advisor | HWD432

Career and Employment Advisor | HWD432

10 Nov
Medicine Hat YMCA
Medicine Hat

10 Nov

Medicine Hat YMCA

Medicine Hat

YMCA Employment Centre – Medicine Hat

770 1st Street SE

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0B4

(phone hidden)

Position Title: Career/Employment Advisor

Location: YMCA Employment Centre – Medicine Hat

Status: Full Time

Salary: Based on experience

Start Date: TBA


The YMCA of Medicine Hat can trace back its roots more than 50 years. Currently, the

YMCA of Medicine Hat serves over 5000 people in Medicine Hat and surrounding

communities. With a staff complement more than 180 full and part-time people,

combined with more than 100 volunteers and an operating budget of $6 million, the

YMCA of Medicine Hat serves over 7000 annual members and participants through its

two Health Fitness and Recreation Branches (Downtown and South Ridge), as well as

the YMCA Employment Centre (Medicine Hat & Brooks), and 13 licensed YMCA Child

Care programs.

Why should you join our team?

At the YMCA of Medicine Hat, we are passionate about our work and know that we are

creating a positive impact in the community. Our staff feel welcomed from the first day

they start and quickly feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. If you are passionate

about your work, want to make the community a better place, and develop your

leadership skills this is the place for you!

The YMCA of Medicine Hat also offers multiple other perks and benefits;

- Complimentary YMCA of Medicine Hat Health Plus Membership

- Member rate for programs

- Ongoing Leadership Development and Opportunities

- Opportunities for Training and Recertification

What qualification are we looking for?

At the YMCA of Medicine Hat, we strive to ensure our employees are a good fit based

on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

- University Degree or Diploma in Business / Human Services/ HR and/or Social


- Computer skills (Strong knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Internet)

- Knowledge of employment, education, and training strategies, local labour

market information and community resources

- Exceptional customer service attitude

YMCA of Medicine Hat

YMCA Employment Centre – Medicine Hat

770 1st Street SE

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0B4

(phone hidden)

- Computer experience

- Be organized and resourceful

- Strong leadership and communication skills

- Evidence of a clear Police Record Search with Vulnerable Sector Check, within

the last six months

- Cover letter, resume, and Employment Application (available online at

- Three Professional References

What does this role look like at the YMCA of Medicine Hat?

The Career and Employment Advisor will assist individuals in providing comprehensive

and individualized services that enable job seekers to acquire workplace and

occupational skills allowing them to re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible.

- Assist individuals with resume development, job search strategies, interview

skills, training opportunities, career planning, employability skills and labour

market information

- Initiate, develop and maintain employer contacts by marketing our programs –

the position will entail initiating and meeting with local businesses / employers

to promote our clients and available services

- Negotiate job placements and work experience opportunities for clients with


- Provide ongoing coaching on a one on one basis for individuals connecting to

the workforce

- Conduct a thorough assessment to help clients identify their interests, skills and

abilities, and relate them to the workforce

- Assist clients in identifying and addressing barriers to employment

- Conduct follow up services with clients

- Facilitate life management and employability workshops

- Conduct data entry into the Mobius tracking system

- Complete monthly reporting

What qualities do we look for in a YMCA of Medicine Hat staff member?

Our staff model and are committed to the following competencies:

1. Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes

a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic

outcomes and values of the YMCA

2. Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and

characteristics bring a richness to the YMCA

3. Philanthropy: Demonstrates a personal responsibility for the YMCA as a charity

4. Leadership: Guides, motivates and inspires self and others to take action to

achieve desired outcomes

YMCA of Medicine Hat

YMCA Employment Centre – Medicine Hat

770 1st Street SE

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0B4

(phone hidden)

5. Outcome Thinking: Visualizes, understands and articulates YMCA outcomes and

formulates strategies, plans and actions for achievement

6. Quality Focus: Ensures YMCA programs and services are superior

7. Teamwork: Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for

maximum organizational effectiveness

To Apply:

Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references (email address

and phone numbers) who can attest to your character and previous work or volunteer


Please forward your application packages to:

Jodie Engbert

Employment Centre Manager

770 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B4

[email protected]

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