Job Posting 101488

Career Advisor
Prospect Human Services
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Wed, 12 Jun)
full time  •  Starting at $52,000


Career Advisor


Edmonton, AB


Full Time


Starting at $52,000


Break Barriers. Employ Change.

At Prospect, we value the diversity of people. Diversity at Prospect means a workplace where individual differences are recognized and appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

Prospect helps people get jobs. We’re a not-for-profit and registered charity, so while the bottom line can’t be ignored, it’s not our priority. Clients are.

We are seeking two experienced Career Advisors to provide career counselling and occupational exploration, and teach tactical work search skills and employment related competencies. Our newest youth employment service will engage at-risk young people through a multi-dimensional program that includes skill development, employment preparation, and connection to jobs. As a Career Advisor, you will be committed to the success of each youth and will utilize a strength based, trauma informed, and youth centric approach to create an inclusive, supportive, and positive experience for all. 

The qualities you will bring to the position include:

  • Highly collaborative, flexible, and positive with an ability to engage youth in career related activities in a participatory, positive, and motivating manner.
  • Team player interested in working across a continuum of services and supporting the employability development of all youth.
  • Exceptional problem solver and a can-do attitude willing to go the extra mile to ensure project success.
  • Passion for employment and the tenacity to help people succeed, recognizing that first job experiences can set the foundation for future success.

What will you do?

As a Career Advisor, you will help youth learn about the labour market, set job goals, and facilitate activities that will support their development and successfully transition to the workforce. This will

include 1:1 and group-based workshops and activities.

As a highly collaborative individual with exceptional communication and career development skills you will provide career exploration and coaching based on the unique needs, circumstances, and goals of each young person. You will customize your approach and employ positive youth practices to engage, motivate, and propel youth along their career journey.

As a compassionate problem-solver you will strategize through difficult situations with perseverance and tenacity recognizing the non-linear pathway that many youth experience with employment. You will engage with team members and other community support to provide a comprehensive and robust level of service that many at-risk youth require to realize success. This may include helping youth develop positive workplace behaviour and providing retention support for youth after they get a job.

This project is highly flexible and will be delivered at our location, in the community and, in some cases, virtually. You will be responsive to individual situations and will employ a flexible working model that will include some weekend and evening programming.

What does it take to do this job?

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant program. A Career Development professional designation is an asset
  • 2+ years working with youth and experience utilizing a strength based, trauma informed approach
  • Experience in pre-employment and essential skill development knowledge, such as: job search techniques to tap into the hidden job market; resume and cover letter development; and interviewing skills and techniques to prepare clients
  • Experience developing and delivering career related workshops
  • Innovative with the ability to take initiative
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience with Sales Force is an asset
  • Professional, driven, charismatic, reliable, and confident individual who thrives under pressure

Further Notes: 

  • All employees must pass a Vulnerable Sector background check
  • All employees must be flexible to work from the office as well as from home, based on the position and program requirements
  • Some weekend and evening work is required for this role
  • Prospect has a comprehensive onboarding program and supports professional development goals

If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please contact the HR/Recruitment department at .

Prospect will consult with all applicants who request accommodation during the process to ensure that the accommodation provided considers any individual accessibility needs. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:


Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm. We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.


In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.


Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress. Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.


Prospect is driven to achieve equal access for all to opportunities and resources. We strive to create a fair, healthy and high-performing environment where everyone is respected, encouraged and motivated, and their contributions help Prospect attain its goals.


Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.


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