Job Posting 66389

Self-Employment Counsellor
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby
closed 8 days ago (Sun, 22 Nov)
full time  •  $24.30 - $27.40 per hour

Division: Employment & Entrepreneurship Services


Number of Positions: 1


About the Position:

The Self-Employment Counsellor recruits program eligible adults with interest and aptitude for business in their process for self-employment and/or business startup in Greater Vancouver. This position also facilitates skills training and provides coaching using case management approach.  


Reports to: Senior Manager


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruits eligible participants for the program
  • Delivers program information sessions
  • Performs needs and suitability assessment and create action plans with participants
  • Provides entrepreneurial support and guidance to clients
  • Facilitates business trainings and workshops
  • Coordinates mentoring activities
  • Tracks and documents participants’ achievements and milestones
  • Participates in community events
  • Provides participants with guidance in business plan development
  • Participates in internal and external meetings to stay up-to-date on market development and trends
  • Assists with the web content development and keeps the website up-to-date
  • Engages in proposal writing
  • Compiles program statistics for program monitoring, evaluation and monthly reports
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by Senior Manager

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, certificate or diploma in a relevant field
  • Career Development Practitioner certificate an asset.
  • Experience with the WorkBC Integrated Case Management (ICM) system and Employment Program of BC an asset
  • Experience in managing a business
  • Experience in analysing and evaluating business plan proposals
  • Experience in administering and interpreting individual entrepreneurial assessments
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring clients
  • Experience in performing case management e.g. working with EI clients
  • Experience in documentation and report writing
  • Experience in working with individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds
  • Experience in building partnerships with employers, agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge of business start-up in the British Columbia context
  • Knowledge of BC Government systems and resources as well as community resources for self-employment and business development support
  • Knowledge of local market, economic environment and trends

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Second language is considered an asset
  • Excellent coaching skills
  • Ability to motivate clients during the business launch and implementation process
  • Ability to leverage networks with employers, government agencies, and other community stakeholders to support clients to achieve entrepreneurship goals
  • Excellent individual and group presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent digital literacy skills, including ability to market the program activities and deliver services using technology (e.g. Zoom and Go-to-Meeting).
  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with diverse clientele

Other Requirements:

  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required
  • Deliver program outreach at multiple locations in Greater Vancouver


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