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Job Number:  37683
2017-057 Vocational Counsellor
Job Posted: Monday, 28 August 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
(64 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: Kamloops Salary: 29.08 hourly

Vocational Counsellor – Disabilities & Addictions





Location:                      Kamloops

                                    Expectation of travel throughout the area  


Number of positions:   1


Union:                          HSA – Health Sciences Professionals  

Salary:             $29.08



Job Summary:

Reporting to the Program Director, the Vocational Counsellor – Disabilities & Addictions is responsible for providing a flexible blend of services designed to increase the employment options for job seekers. The Vocational Counsellor – Disabilities & Addictions provides employment related disability and addictions assessments and employment related disability and addiction management workshops and services associated with customized employment.



Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or a relevant allied health discipline
  • Two years’ experience including vocational counselling; marketing, negotiations and sales; counselling special needs population; and working within the disability and addiction field.
  • Valid B.C. driver's license and use of personal vehicle during working hours. Must be able to travel throughout the area.


Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current career counselling approaches.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the demands of a varied and large client load.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to maximize community and stakeholder engagement, for example community living agencies, community agencies and other professionals who have experience and expertise in providing services to individuals with specified disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a person centered, strength based approach to service delivery.
  • Ability to demonstrate creative methods in discovering unique contributions of the person served, and how that information could be translated into a customized employment setting. 
  • Knowledge of disability and addiction issues and resources.
  • Ability to accurately maintain client files and ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office programs. 
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people.



Hours of Work:                         37.5 hours per week

Date Posted:                                         August 28th, 2017

Competition Closing Date:                   September 4th, 2017

Starting Date:                                       ASAP


Submit Resume to: 





Thank you for your interest in joining the Open Door Group team.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit resume and cover letter as attachments via email.
Contact Details:
Leah Wall
Open Door Group
30th East 6th Ave
Vancouver , BC, V5T1J4

Tel: 250 434 9441
www:   www.opendoorgroup.org/careers/careers.php

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