Job Posting 73644

Employment Counsellor, WorkBC Programs
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 20 Sep)
full time  •  $46,280.00 annual salary


Employment Opportunity

Employment Counsellor

WorkBC Programs,

Vancouver & Lower Mainland (various locations)



Why you should apply with us:

At MOSAIC, we take pride in having a supportive, diverse, and inclusive workplace where employees can trust that their ideas and contributions are valued. We were recognized in the 2020 list of Best Workplaces Managed by Women and the 2021 List of Best Workplaces™ in Canada (100-999 employees) by the Great Place to Work® Institute. With over 40 years of experience, we’re one of the largest settlement organizations in Canada engaging 350 staff and more than 600 volunteers. Our employees benefit from incorporating many diverse perspectives, taking part in training and career growth opportunities. Come join a vibrant organization and make a difference in someone’s life today!


Join our team!

MOSAIC is seeking two, client-centered and results-oriented individuals who are looking for a start in their employment services career and are passionate about helping clients to reach their employment goals. Successful candidates will take part in an exciting new 4-6 month paid training program designed to help emerging career coaches/employment counsellors take classroom theory and put it into practice through structured on-the-job training, shadowing, and mentorship opportunities!



Employment Counsellor



Employment, Language, & Social Enterprise



As the Employment Counsellor, you will deliver comprehensive career development services for all clients seeking occupational, certification, career development, career planning, training, and academic upgrading assistance. This position supports a full range of WorkBC employment services. In the role of Employment Counsellor, you will mitigate any barriers to employment and implement an appropriate course of action based on your clients’ needs.



  • Assess potential clients’ program eligibility for the WorkBC program and refer ineligible clients to other appropriate community resources
  • Interview clients and conduct a needs assessment (CNA) to determine work experience, educational background, career goals, job readiness, interests, abilities, and aptitudes
  • Identify clients’ barriers to employment and make appropriate recommendations i.e., certification, vocational training
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of local labour market trends, community resources, the needs of job seekers and employers, and effective ways to bridge their respective needs



  • A post-secondary degree, certificate, or diploma in a relevant field (human resources management, career development, counselling, social work, psychology, adult education)
  • Career Development Practitioner certified
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check required



  • Able to build rapport with clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Tactful, discrete, diplomatic, patient, flexible and possesses cultural sensitivity and excellent judgement
  • Desire to work with individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of Job coaching, counselling, or client mentoring techniques
  • Knowledge of clients’ needs assessments, development of action plans, monitoring client progress to help achieve sustainable employment
  • Possess a client-focus mindset and excellent customer service
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office suite, Teams, database software, and able to operate standard office equipment



  • Ability to speak a second language will be considered an asset
  • Experience with Integrated Case Management (ICM) system will be considered an asset



Full-time (35 hours per week)



$46,280.00 annual salary


A competitive benefits package is offered with contracts that are at least one year in length and that offer a minimum of 17.5 hours of work per week.



Please apply via email. In the subject line of your email, please type:

“Your Name – Employment Counsellor, Various locations”

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF/Word format.


Address your cover letter to:

Hiring Team – Employment Programs

5575 Boundary Road

Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9


Email both the cover letter and resume to .


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Before applying, you must be legally permitted to work in Canada through citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have a work permit, please ensure that it allows you to work for the duration of the position.



Ongoing until filled



July 27, 2021


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