• Full Time
  • Halifax

Website PhoenixHfx Phoenix Youth Programs




Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s twelve locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

A staff group that represents the diversity of the people and communities we serve is of the utmost importance. Phoenix is committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth that have traditionally impacted members from the following groups, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous People, and Other Racially Visible Persons, Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community, and Persons with Disabilities. If you are a member of one of these equity-seeking groups, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter or your resume. We would also appreciate if you would share your pronouns in your cover letter or your resume.

The Phoenix Learning and Employment Centre (PLEC) offers employment services customized to meet the needs of unemployed and underemployed youth ages 16-24 experiencing barriers to employment opportunities, career development and labour market integration. PLEC also provides opportunities for life skills and educational development, pre-employment support, employment readiness training.

Job Summary: As a member of the PLEC team, the Employment Placement Facilitator will recruit youth and offer training focused on life & essential skills, and employment readiness skills for youth to be able to successfully engage in and complete a short-term (12 weeks) work placement. The Employment Placement Facilitator will work in tandem with the PLEC Employer Engagement Specialist to identify and build relationships with employers to screen and match employers with youth looking for short term work placements.  The Employment Placement Facilitator will also provide case management and job coaching support to youth during their work placements along with support to employers.

Compensation: $47,000.00 – $49,000.00 annual salary, comprehensive group medical insurance plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, three weeks annually of vacation, (pro-rated for the term), generous sick leave, a generous paid holiday schedule, in-house trainings, and professional development opportunities.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility and occasional evening work.

Location: PLEC- 6169 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Reports to: Manager, Phoenix Learning and Employment Centre (PLEC).

Screening Requirements: Due to the sensitive nature of our work with youth, this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education.

Ø  Ensure the program delivery is congruent with Phoenix’s mission, vision, and values.

Ø  Work in accordance with Phoenix’s policies, procedures, and philosophy of practice.

Ø  Through intake, assessment, and case management activities, recruit youth to the program, support them through a job search process and offer pre-employability readiness training either individually or in small groups.

Ø  Support 24 youth, over the course of the 20-month employment contract, through short-term paid work placements by providing case management support, outreach, community resourcing and job coaching activities.

Ø  Identify and recruit employers with the goal of matching youth with employers for short-term paid work placements, (in tandem with PLEC Employer Engagement Specialist).

Ø  Through job coaching activities, monitor the work placement progress via bi-monthly check-ins with youth and employers.

Ø  Provide outreach support through workplace visits, community activities and advocacy.

Ø  Inform employers about the benefits of PLEC programs through various communication methods developed in conjunction with the Employer Engagement Specialist.

Ø  Provide additional support as required to the PLEC team and youth in support of employment /academic goals.

Ø  Work collaboratively with other Phoenix programs to offer effective youth-centered life skill and employability programming.

Ø  Maintain case notes and program statistics; write progress reports as required.

Ø  Fulfill other responsibilities as identified by the PLEC Manager.


Ø  Solid understanding of youth development and youth employment needs.

Ø  Ability to design, deliver and facilitate employment & life skills workshops using principles of adult education and experiential learning.

Ø  Ability to engage and work effectively with youth to deliver workshops that address life & employability skills.

Ø  Knowledge of employment & labour market needs, and trends is an asset.

Ø  Knowledge of community resources, training opportunities and employment programs are required.

Ø  Ability to foster and steward positive relationships internally and with community partners including potential employers.

Ø  Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Ø  Ability to work in a team environment effectively.

Ø  Proficiency in computer skills, including database use, Microsoft Office 365, Internet research & social media.

Ø  Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice, (harm reduction, narrative practice, a social justice perspective) is an asset.

Ø  Must possess a valid driver’s license and qualify for use of the Phoenix vehicle; use of a personal vehicle would be considered an asset.

Ø  Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.

Ø  A commitment to continuous learning and professional development.


Ø  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Social Work, Education, or Career Development/Employment Services, with a minimum of two (2) years direct service delivery experience with youth, preferably focused on youth employment support.

Ø  Experience engaging and working with youth to deliver programming that addresses life and employability skills.

Ø  Experience developing and facilitating pre-employment readiness training.

Ø  Registration or candidacy for registration, certification, or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).

Ø  Experience working for a non-profit organization is an asset.

As Phoenix continues to provide in-person programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an obligation to maintain a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, student placements, and the youth, families, and community members we work with. Phoenix firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our youth, families, and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. Please be aware that Phoenix Youth Programs requires all employees, volunteers and student placements working at any of our Phoenix locations to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, (subject to specific exemptions regarding health or human rights issues).

TO APPLY:  * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period.

Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by 11:59pm (ADT)Sunday, November 13th, 2022, to:

careers@phoenixyouth.ca with the subject line “Employment Placement Facilitator”.

To apply for this job email your details to lfiamelli@phoenixyouth.ca.