Job Posting 73281

Employment Services Counsellor
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)
Halton / Peel area
closed 5 days ago (Thu, 22 Jul)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15.50/hr

                  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING (# 2021-87)



 TITLE:                            Employment Services Counsellor


 POSITION STATUS:    Part Time – Temporary (17 weeks- Canada Summer Job) (Non-Union)


 SCHEDULE:                   16 hours per week (flexibility required as needed)


 REPORTS TO:                Program Manager 





The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a provincial leader in the Deaf community.

Our Programs support Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind adults some of whom have complex behavioural, developmental and/or mental health diagnoses. This position is responsible for delivery of employment service program supports for clients which includes (but not limited to); marketing and intake of eligible clientele who meet program needs, recruiting mentors and potential employers, developing strong relationships with businesses and other stakeholders who can offer support with mentorship, guest speaking, workplace tours, employment opportunities, service coordination and cross referrals.




  • Collects and analyzes labour market information, develops firm understanding of skill acquisition for clients for potential job opportunities and prospecting of potential employers
  • Interviews clients about their employment history, education background and careers goals
  • Provides support to individuals with complex behavioural and/or mental health issues, unemployed, underemployed and/or other barriers to employment 
  • Helps clients with job search strategies, resume writing, preparing for job interviews and strategies for reaching careers goals
  • Provides support with employment action planning to individuals who have identified disabilities or barriers to employment to meet service goals
  • Prepares short and long term strategies pertaining to specific learner requirements, including job readiness and job retention workshops
  • Initiates, prepares, and participates in workshops for employers and the community on Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing issues, accessibility, inclusion and workplace accommodations
  • Presents workshops and seminars focused on accessibility issues related to employment
  • Responds to job requests from employers and initiate daily cold calls to employers to develop job leads for learners
  • Monitors services used by clients participating in the program and follows-up when necessary





  • Diploma or currently enrolled in Social Services or a related field or experience working in a residential setting with Consumers with developmental disabilities, mental health needs and/or dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge and experience working within the Deaf community and fluency in ASL is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving abilities; good judgement and critical thinker
  • Excellent communication, literacy and interpersonal skills
  • Innovation, initiative and integrity
  • Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Valid Ontario Full G Driver’s License and clean driving record an asset
  • French language/ LSQ an asset


Canada Summer Jobs Requirements

  • Must be within 15 to 30 years of age (as per Canada Summer Jobs requirements)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada with a valid Social Insurance Number
  • Must be able to commit to full 17 weeks at 16 hours per week



Interested candidates please email resume to: Human Resources at or fax to 855.492.1612

Please contact the above if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process.


We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Posting Date: July 15, 2021                                             Closing Date: July 22, 2021                               Start Date: August 9, 2021

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