Job Posting 100445

Youth Employment Counsellor
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2106 Commercial Drive
closed 12 days ago (Mon, 8 Apr)
full time  •  $25.99-$28.80

The Youth Employment Counsellor collaborates with a high-energy, client-focused team to deliver exceptional youth employment services in Northeast Vancouver. Working out of Drive Youth Employment Services (2106 Commercial Drive), a satellite program of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House (http://www.froghollow.bc.ca/), the Youth Employment Counsellor supports youth aged 16-30 to achieve employment goals under the WorkBC Employment Services model. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) with excellent benefits.

Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday-Friday. It is possible to work 1 day per week remotely if desired. 

Responsibilities
• Provide 1:1 strengths-based Employment Counselling services to youth aged 16-30 including needs assessments, workshops, and program referrals
• Understand and implement policies and procedures of the WorkBC Employment Services model, including administering financial supports
• Maintain accurate and consistent files in the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system per program standards
• Meet service targets as per the Employment Services model
• Negotiate and manage client self-employment and training agreements
• Maintain up to date knowledge of community resources and employment programs for youth
• Identify clients who may need crisis services and facilitate referrals
• Maintain an excellent working knowledge of local labour market trends and community resources for youth job seekers
• Participate in departmental and all-staff meetings, team meetings and case conferencing
• Collaborate with lead organization and other partners to deliver a seamless service experience for clients
• Facilitate group workshops in the community as required, on employment related topics
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in child and youth care, social work, employment counselling, or related field
• Minimum 2 years of experience working with multi-barriered youth ages 16-30
• Employment counselling experience, ideally with multi-barriered youth ages 16-30
• Lived experience will be taken into consideration
• Strengths based case-management style
• Experience with the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system and WorkBC an asset
• Commitment to ongoing training surrounding the Employment Services model including strong ability to adapt
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage high caseloads
• Excellent administrative skills including database management
• Knowledge of local youth services/community resources

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