Job Mentor – NEARC



ProgramPilot Project 16
Hours20 hours/ week for 16 weeks
Position TypeTerm
Reports toProject Coordinator


Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Job Mentor (JM) will work closely with Job the Pilot Project 16. This is a 16-week initiative for 20 newcomer youth who are at risk. Thus, the key role of the Job Mentor is to support these youths to get employment ideally once they complete their 12-week job-placement. Job Mentor should work very closely with these youth, keep himself/herself updated about prospective employers and keep himself/herself current with local job trends and help these Pilot Project 16 participants reach their employment goals. It is the Job Mentor’s responsibility to connect these youths with job opportunities that fit their particular skill sets and competence levels. Thus the JM should be working very closely with these youths to assess their skill sets, where they need more support and training and best prepare them for the job. Job Mentor is also responsible assisting during the selection and screening process. The JM also supports participants once they complete two-week Pre-Employment Training. Before these youths are placed in the job-placement, they have two weeks’ time to further engage in customized employability training or any other skill development trainings. Thus, the Job Mentor builds good rapport with all the participants immediately after their selection and meet with one-on-one and mentor them intensively for two weeks before they are placed in the job-placement. In addition, Job Mentor is required to assist PC to create a database of youth residing in West Central Constituency and Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighborhoods in Winnipeg.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides hospitality to all participants, with clear and thoughtful options to their requests
  • Treats all participants with dignity and patience in order to listen deeply to provide services as requested
  • Markets participants’ employability skills to potential employers and help them find job
  • Ensures positive contacts with employers, either through follow-ups or by making appointments directly on behalf of participants
  • Makes fully supported referrals for needs identified by clients
  • Tracks and records job placements while maintaining records of new employers, job placements, and follow-ups and submits to the Executive Director
  • Participates in participant satisfaction survey of job development services and other support duties as assigned by the Job Mentor or through the circumstances arising during case management of participants’ job placement
  • Maintains a good rapport with prospective employers

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Possess a Class 5 Driver License and access to vehicle would be an asset
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Relevant Post-Secondary or diploma, or equivalent combination of education and industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with newcomer youth
  • Experience in MS Office Suites including MS Outlook 2013 or higher
  • Must have a current clear Criminal Record Check


  • Experience in working with not-for-profit organizations, especially dealing with youth
  • Membership with the Career Development Association of Manitoba will be given preferences
  • Understands and adheres to professional ethics related to career counselling
  • Superior interpersonal and English communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the Manitoba workplace, including in depth understanding of occupational technical competencies gained through experience or training
  • Job development experience would be an asset
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Application letters with resumes should be sent to: Bijaya Pokharel, Executive Director at , Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre, 300-61 Juno Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1T1

Deadline for submission is Friday, July 28th, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time

NB: This position is a new opportunity with NEARC Inc. and is 100% dependent on receiving funding available through the First Job Fund MB4 Youth and Neighborhood Alive! which is no later than end of this month.