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Job Number:  39707
2017-092 Vocational Counselor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
(63 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Thompson & Okanagan Type: Part time
Location: Oliver Salary: 29.08 per hour

Vocational Counselor

2017 - 092



Position                       Part Time                

Union Status:               Paramedical Sector                           


Location:                      Oliver/Osoyoos – BC Interior Region

                                    Expectation of travel throughout the area  


Number of positions:   1


Union:                          HSA – Health Sciences Professionals  

Salary:                         $29.08



Open Door Group


Open Door Group is a non-profit, social enterprise that operates on the fundamental belief that all British Columbians have the right and ability to succeed. Established in 1976, Open Door Group delivers a range of programs and services to help individuals prepare for, find and keep employment and/or develop meaningful connections in their communities.


Today, Open Door Group serves thousands of people per year in several communities throughout BC. The organization’s vision is Thriving Communities Embracing Diversity and Inclusion.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Program Director, the Vocational Counselor is responsible for providing a flexible blend of services designed to increase the employment options for job seekers. The Vocational Counselor 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 counseling; marketing, negotiations and sales; counseling 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 counseling 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:                                      18.75 hours per week

Date Posted:                                         November 14th, 2017

Competition Closing Date:                    November 21st, 2017

Starting Date:                                       ASAP

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit Resume to:


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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Open Door Group
30th East 6th Ave
Vancouver , BC, V5T1J4


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