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Job Number:  57292
Vocational Counsellor
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 27 September 2019
(in 5 days)
Open Door Group
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $30.75 Hourly

Salary Range: Grid 8 - $30.75 - $38.33
Hours of Work: 37.5 per week
Work Schedule: See below for hours of operation
Days Off: TBD based on rotating schedule
Date Posted: August 23, 2019
Competition Closing Date: Once filled
Internal Posting Location: https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/
Commencement Date: ASAP
Status:
 Full-Time, 1 Year Contract
Work Area: 
Surrey, BC

 

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for the center are:

Monday,  Wednesday - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday - 11:00am to 5:00pm

 

Staff work on rotating shifts, so need to have flexibility to be available for all operating hours. Staff will only work a maximum of 37.5 hours per week within these time frames.

 

ABOUT OPEN DOOR GROUP

Originating as a volunteer-based non-profit in 1976, Open Door Group has seen tremendous growth throughout its 42 years in operation. Now serving as BC’s largest non-profit provider of employment services, we assist thousands of people in rural and urban communities each year to prepare for, find, and keep meaningful employment and community participation.

As one of Canada’s 2018 Best Workplaces, we pride ourselves on modelling a culture of authenticity and transparency. Our core values are based on the genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success, and we aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve, as well as our employees.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Program Director, the Vocational Counsellor is responsible for providing a flexible blend of services designed to increase the employment options for job seekers.

The Vocational Counsellor provides employment-related disability and addictions assessments and employment-related disability and addiction management workshops and services associated with customized employment.

Open Door Group is a contractor of WorkBC Employment Services in the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, and Kamloops. This position is delivering WorkBC employment services, in a center managed by one of our partner agencies. Please visit www.workbc.ca for more information on the types of services they provide.

Duties:

1. Customized Employment Services:

  • Administer and evaluate Disability Related Employment Needs Assessment and other related disability assessments.
  • Work in collaboration with Case Managers to assist participants to obtain and maintain paid and unpaid work/education, arranges for and/or coordinates resources. 
  • Coordinate services with other Open Door Group staff to ensure clients obtain the necessary skills for employment and/or job placement services.
  • Directly market program and participants to employers. Obtain paid and unpaid work placements on behalf of participants.
  • Provide work-site orientations and, when necessary, on-site training and job coaching to participants.
  • Conduct work-site evaluations and identify accommodations required to make work-sites accessible to clients
  • Review trends in marketing, career planning and the local labour market.

2. Disability & Addiction Employment Management services:

  • Develop, plan and facilitate disability and addiction employment management group and one-on-one workshops.
  • Teach participants critical work skills necessary to maintain work placements.

3.  Administration and Reporting:

  • Ensure Open Door Group participants and colleagues receive written assessments, progress reports and evaluations as required by program standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring that relevant statistical, program and student/participant reports are processed accurately, reflect the professional quality and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Participate in annual review and development of goals and objectives for Open Door Group training programs.
  • Participate in the review and development of systems to ensure quality services are provided to Open Door Group participants, employers, and other customers.
  • Achieve monthly and annual goals and objectives and maintain acceptable standards of service quality.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Social Human Service Discipline
  • Valid B.C. driver's license and use of a personal vehicle during working hours. Must be able to travel throughout the province.
  • CCDP Considered an asset

Experience

Two years experience including vocational counselling; marketing, negotiations and sales; counselling special needs population; and working within the disability and addiction field.

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-centred, 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.

 

Open Door Group values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are looking for qualified individuals who represent, at all job levels, the diversity of the people we serve and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, origin and ethnic affiliations, disability, age, and religion.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please email us at  or contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Visit https://opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/ to apply.
Contact Details
Kristen Gameau, Human Resources Coordinator
Open Door Group

www:   opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/


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