Job Posting 76488

Employment Counsellor
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Tri-Cities, BC
closed 7 days ago (Mon, 18 Oct)
full time  •  $25.00 - $27.00 per hour

Division: Employment and Entrepreneurship Services


Program: WorkBC


Number of Positions: 1


About the Position:

The Employment Counsellor works with a diverse range of individuals (including indigenous people, immigrants, youth at risk, people with disabilities, etc.) to assist them in securing and maintaining employment or community attachment. This position delivers WorkBC employment services in a center managed by one of our partner agencies (YWCA).


Reports to: Centre Manager


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs active clients intake
  • Conducts formal needs assessments through structured interview processes to identify and prioritize issues that are preventing clients from achieving employment
  • Develops personalized plans that addresses clients’ needs and making use of services available within WorkBC
  • Makes referrals to skills enhancement training, community resources as needed
  • Facilitates workshops as needed
  • Participates in job fairs
  • Monitors client progress by reviewing activities and learning outcomes on a communication medium
  • Reviews, revises and updates action plans to enhance self-sufficiency and sustainable labour market attachment
  • Ensures clients achieve employment (or community attachment) in a timely manner
  • Determines client needs and eligibility and administers financial supports where appropriate
  • Completes documentation and prepares financial reports
  • Ensures client activities fall within the scope of the budget parameters
  • Ensures billing milestones and employment sustainment targets for the program are met on an individual basis each month
  • Captures client data to evidence qualitative and quantitative outcomes
  • Writes client progress notes, follow-up reports and success stories
  • Other related duties as assigned by the manager

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and/or Education or a combination equivalent experience
  • CCDP an asset
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training an asset
  • Mental Health First Aid training an asset
  • Experience in social work or career development
  • Experience in employment counselling and work placement
  • Experience in WorkBC programs an asset
  • Experience conducting need assessments and developing action plans
  • Experience in managing client data and documenting the counselling process
  • Knowledge of career counselling, cross-cultural counselling and job development
  • Knowledge of the local labour market

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Second language in Farsi or Arabic is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain counselling relationship with clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively with service providers and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent technical skills in MS Office and web-based research tools
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to excellence in service delivery

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Ability to work at multiple locations within the Tri-Cities catchment area


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