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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

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Position Information

Position Title Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s Accessibility Services is seeking a temporary, part time (0.2 FTE) Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Vocational Rehabilitation involves multidisciplinary skills, experience, education and training to assist persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments and health conditions to overcome barriers. Accessibility Services informs and supports the BCIT community regarding the learning needs of students with disabilities, and contributes to enhancing the quality of their education.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Case management of support services for students with disabilities
  • Liaising with faculty, agencies, and medical professionals
  • Conducting interviews
  • Providing course and program information
  • Determining and implementing academic accommodations
  • Coordinating financial aid and adaptive technology

Success in this position will entail a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of vocational rehabilitation, as well as demonstrated skill in the areas of education and career counseling, including knowledge of labour market trends. Knowledge of learning disability assessments would be an asset.

  • Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, or equivalent
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the field working with clients with a broad range of disabilities (preferably in a post-secondary setting)
  • Demonstrated skills as a team player
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential
  • Proficiency in Windows software applications and the ability to provide data for reports
  • Knowledge of tests used in learning disability assessments, the ability to evaluate them critically, training in measurement, psychometrics, and learning disability assessment would be assets.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation (or more, depending on your position)
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefitpension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Range: $63,150 - $110,238 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Position Details

Posting Category Faculty
School/Service Area Student Services Disability Resource Centre
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 11/06/2023
Anticipated End Date 04/30/2024
Competition Information

Competition Number 23FSA359
Competition Open Date 10/14/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. Where a successful applicant places within the salary range is dependent on education, experience, and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement. Are you satisfied with being placed on this range?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents