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Job Number:  41859
Youth Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 2 March 2018
(79 days ago)
Employment Planning & Counselling
Region: Eastern Ontario Type: Full time
Location: Peterborough Salary: $23.00 - $24.84

Youth Employment Counsellor - Full-time ($23.00 - $24.84)


Summary:  Employment Planning & Counselling is a not-for-profit community based agency whose goal is to assist individuals with their employment and career exploration needs.  We take pride in our customer service and our track record of assisting individuals in the Peterborough and surrounding areas to meet their employment and training needs.


Type of Work:  This position provides life skills, employment counselling and career exploration through group facilitation as well as in a one-to-one setting  to at-risk youth between the ages of 15 - 29.


Duties and Responsibilities


Program Participants:

  • responsible for intake and assessment, recruiting appropriate participants for the program
  • provide employment counselling, including resume preparation, interview techniques and general job search strategies
  • provide one-on-one and group counselling to participants relative to enhancing employability and general life skills to support self growth, self awareness, confidence and appropriate work skills
  • assist participants to connect with other community services relative to their life issues
  • provide support and job maintenance strategies to participants while on placement
  • facilitate group activities
  • develop and maintain positive relationships with program participants providing mentorship and advocacy
  • effectively deal with participant concerns and unexpected situations as they arise


  • update and maintain accurate and complete participant files
  • document and administer program supports to participants in program
  • gather statistical information and complete monthly reports
  • utilize customized database to record client information and activities in a timely manner


  • relevant post secondary degree or diploma in social services, employment counselling or social sciences
  • minimum of 1 year experience working with youth with barriers in a counselling role
  • proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite as well as the ability to learn customized database software
  • must have experience in group facilitation
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively handle unforeseen situations as they arise


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email your cover letter and resume to quoting the job title "Youth Employment Counsellor"
Contact Details:
Nancy Thompson
Employment Planning & Counselling
418 Sheridan Street
Peterborough, ON

www:   www.epcjobs.ca

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