[C723] AspireAtlantic Case Manager

[C723] AspireAtlantic Case Manager

15 Jan
Metro Works
Halifax Regional Municipality

15 Jan

Metro Works

Halifax Regional Municipality

Job title

AspireAtlantic Case Manager

Reports to

President & CEO


MetroWorks Employment Association


Work from home position - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada


Full-time contract subject to funding


$52,000 annually based on 37.5 hour week


Medical Benefits, 15 vacation days and 15 sick days annually

About MetroWorks

Since 1978, MetroWorks has helped thousands of people overcome obstacles and realize their employment and educational goals. From its beginnings as a pioneer in community based economic development MetroWorks has continued to evolve and remain relevant to the needs of our community.

AspireAtlantic Overview

AspireAtlantic is a new workforce development initiative with the primary goal to move unemployed and low-wage working individuals into sectors with good quality middle-skill jobs. AspireAtlantic is newly adapted from a model developed and tested in the US called WorkAdvance. The model is dual-customer, serving both employers and job seekers by bridging job seekers with in-demand middle-skill jobs in specific sectors, and providing long-term retention and advancement supports.

AspireAtlantic is a collaboration between three service providers in Nova Scotia, of which MetroWorks is one, supported by a Technical Assistance Team and Program Director that operates out of Pier Labs. The Program focuses on three sectors: construction, home building and renovation and manufacturing. The program delivery involves intensive pre-screening of participants, career readiness training, sector specific occupational skills training, job placement support, and post-employment advancement services to the participant and their employer.

AspireAtlantic will launch in September 2021 and will run for approximately 2.5 years. During this time the AspireAtlantic team will implement the model with a focus on learning and adaptation to discover what is working and what is not.

About the Opportunity

MetroWorks Employment Association, in partnership with Pier Labs, is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Case Manager to provide support to an evidence-based workforce development program across multiple sites in Nova Scotia called AspireAtlantic.

AspireAtlantic is a new initiative which aims to bridge the gap between the needs of employers and workers seeking to advance from unemployment or low-wage jobs into middle-skilled jobs with advancement opportunities.

Accountable both to the AspireAtlantic program and MetroWorks the Case Managers will work with AspireAtlantic participants and graduates to boost their career opportunities through training and career mentoring and with employers to support the effective integration of new hires to their organizations.

Our ideal AspireAtlantic Case Manager will have previous experience in the sector, values evidence-based programs and practice, and is familiar with training development. Additionally, this person would also have prior experience delivering program training (virtually and in-person) specifically in the areas of career development, support and personal growth. A learning, curious mindset is essential; This is a work from home position.

Your responsibilities

- Actively supporting recruitment selections efforts to find eligible participants for the program;

- Leading the development and delivery of career readiness workshops;

- Work with participants to navigate any emerging life challenges that might serve as a barrier to completing the occupational skills training;

- Work closely with sector organizations and/or training providers to actively respond to participant needs as they come up during training;

- Support participants with their job search, which may include help with writing resumes/cover letters, preparing for interviews, and various other job application activities;

- Support participants in navigating any life challenges that might impact their ongoing participation in the AspireAtlantic program;

- Participate in all training and learning throughout program delivery;

- Participate in data collection activities.

What You bring

Your Skills and Attributes

- Enthusiasm and a conviction to deliver positive outcomes for persons facing barriers to employment;

- Ability to assess participants' readiness;

- Good understanding of workplace culture and employer expectations;

- Learning, adaptive and outcomes-driven mindset with willingness and experience in resolving challenging and complex client service issues;

- Collaborative nature with the ability to work effectively in an inter-organizational setting;

- Adherence to inclusionary practises, ethical decision making, and respect for diversity;

- Experience evaluating program curriculum and delivery to identify what is working and where improvements are possible;

- Demonstrated ability to maintain a safe, professional and supportive learning and service environment;

- Flexibility and adaptability and thrives in a rapidly changing environment.

Your Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;

- Minimum of 3 years of work experience in career development in the last 5 years;

- Experience working directly with job seekers from marginalized backgrounds or experiencing barriers to employment;

- Experience in developing and delivering career development workshops;

- Being a Certified Career Development Practitioner is an asset or willingness to work toward the Career Development Practitioner certification;

- Must be eligible to work in Canada.

Commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and who are representative of the communities that we serve, in particular those with lived experience of the barriers individuals face to employment.

We encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGTBQ2S+ and people with disabilities as we strive to build a more inclusive society. We would like to invite applicants to self-identify if they belong to an equity seeking group and disclose this information in their cover letter if they wish. Self-disclosure is completely optional.

If you will require accommodations at any stage of the selection process, please state the nature of the accommodations in your cover letter.


Please email your application package inclusive of a resume and cover letter to Pethrona Russell, Manager of Human Resources at [email protected] by Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Date Posted

Jan 14, 2022



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Human Resources and Recruiting

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