Job Posting 76399

Vocational Counsellor
Delta Community Living Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Delta
closes in 2 days (Thu, 28 Oct)
full time  •  $23.10 to $26.91

Being a Delta Community Living team member means becoming part of something bigger. It means partnering with people with developmental disabilities to help them reach their full potential by living and belonging in community. It’s a unique opportunity to do valuable work while being your personal best.

 

Join our team as a Vocational Counsellor working at our Solutions Employment Services, located in beautiful Ladner. This permanent full-time role has a starting wage of $23.10 per hour, plus benefits including participation in the Municipal Pension Plan.      

 

Who We Are

 

Delta Community Living Society is a person-centered, progressive and impactful non-profit organization. We help people with developmental disabilities reach their full potential by living and belonging in community. We do this by facilitating community connections, family supports, employment opportunities, and supportive housing options with a commitment to life-long learning, choice and self-determination.

 

About the Opportunity

 

As a full-time Vocational Counsellor, you will be actively supporting individuals with developmental disabilities obtain employment. You will be responsible for:  

  • Developing and structuring relevant and meaningful options based on needs and preferences of the client and the needs of the employer,
  • Assisting clients with resume building and distribution,
  • Marketing our services and building relationships with potential employers to support employment,
  • Developing personal networks and social capital by attending community events,    
  • Facilitating on-the-job coaching,
  • Obtaining knowledge of Community Resources required to facilitate opportunities,
  • Submitting proposals and creative problem solving, and
  • Administrative tasks including maintaining records.

 

The typical hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This role requires flexibility including early mornings, evenings, and weekends based on program and client needs.

 

Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

 

The ideal candidate must have the ability to accompany/transport individuals to job opportunities, interviews, and events in the community (Must have a Class 5 BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract). You must possess First Aid & CPR and FOODSAFE Level 1 (or able to obtain before start date).  

 

The ideal candidate will have a background in Human Sciences and/or related-experience with supported employment. Digital competency including Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new software is required. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and being a team player are essential.

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