Job Posting 83594

Employment Counsellor
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 20 May)
full time  •  $25.00 - $27.00 per hour

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., you will be able to grow and develop alongside a diverse team of professionals and enjoy great benefits and perks. Experience what it is like to join a purpose-driven organization and make meaningful contributions to our community. Explore our amazing new opportunities.

Division: Employment & Entrepreneurship Services

Program: WorkBC

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Number of Position: 2

About the Position:

The Employment Counsellor works with a diverse range of individuals (including inclusion group’s members) to assist them in securing and maintaining employment or community attachment. 

Reports to: Manager

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs active client recruitment 
  • 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 community resources as needed
  • 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 administering financial supports where appropriate
  • Completes documentation and preparing financial reports as required
  • 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 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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent outreach 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 evenings and weekends as required
  • Ability to work at multiple locations within the service catchment area

 

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multicultural social services agency and registered charity located on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been helping Canadians and newcomers to achieve their full potential on their Canadian journey since 1973. We are one of the largest social service agencies in Canada, with offices in BC, Ontario and internationally/abroad. We offer programs and services in the areas of immigration, newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, affordable housing and seniors care.

 

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we take care of our communities and our people!

Our staff is the source of our success and we make it a priority to ensure work-life balance for our staff. We offer a range competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to ensure the well-being our staff. Subject to the type of employment, benefit packages may include:

  • additional agency holidays (3 additional statutory holidays)
  • 2 weeks annual vacation (starting) and up to 5 weeks (maximum)
  • company-funded pension (GRRSP)
  • extended health & dental plan
  • access to wellness programs (such as subscription to Headspace) , and more

 

 

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