Field Guide by NSCDA
Job Developer

Job Developer

The Job Developer is responsible for creating job opportunities for individuals who have difficulty marketing themselves to employers (Market Perception Barriers). Job Developers make a crucial link between the job seeker and the local business community.

Job developers need to understand diverse client needs, prepare clients for employment, make effective client-employer matches, and maintain effective relationships with employers.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Good knowledge of community organizations, service providers, and referral agencies
  • Ability to access and effectively use information and communications technology; conduct research
  • Solid understanding of Labour Market Information (LMI) and its applications
  • Good understanding of workplace culture and employer expectations
  • Good understanding of the unique differences of diverse job seekers, ability to assess job readiness
  • Ability to match job seekers skills to job requirements and use a strengths based approach to job matching
  • Able to utilize various strategies and incentives to develop employer relationships to encourage and support job matching
  • Post-secondary or equivalent
  • Demonstrated all competencies of CDP 3
  • Recommended to have a Disability Support certificate (obtained or working towards)
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Labour Market Information
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Digital Literacy
  • Recommended to have Disability Support certificate

View NSCDA Course Catalogue

  • Band 1: Professional Practice: Competencies enabling effective practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 2: CDP Characteristic: Competencies distinguishing the field of career development practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 4: Outreach and Leadership: Competencies reflecting the strategic role of career development professionals. (Competencies 22 & 23)

Competency bands are from the National Career Development Professional Competency Framework

Competency Evaluation

This easy-to-use online tool allows managers and employees to conduct industry standardized performance reviews based on the National Competency Framework. Each set of questions is tailored to an employee's specific career to ensure they receive a fair and thorough evaluation and make sure that managers have the information they need to support their team's development and success.

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Other Titles
  • Job Coach
  • Employment Maintenance Worker
  • Employee Retention Officer
  • Employment Support Coordinator

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