Job Posting 88189

Employment and Wellness Counsellor
John Howard Society of Victoria
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closed 3 days ago (Mon, 3 Oct)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $27.00 - $30.00 per hour

About John Howard Society of Victoria

John Howard Society of Victoria (JHS) is a non-profit, social service agency in Victoria, British Columbia. It is a growing and innovative organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for everyone. Our goal is to help youth, adults, and families achieve greater independence by providing support with housing, life skills, education, employment, and community-based services.


About the Role

JHS is looking for an Employment and Wellness Counsellor to provide job coaching and overall wellness support for participants in the WEST Program.

The Wellness Employability Skills Training (WEST) program is a free employment program for people between the ages of 15-30 years of age who are experiencing barriers to employment and would benefit from employment training, intensive individual support and ongoing mentorship.

This role will be available on a part-time, 1-year contract with the possibility of extension or permanent placement. The incumbent will work around 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule that includes weekdays during the business hours of 8:00am-4:00pm. This is an in-office role.


What You Will Be Doing

  • Assessing applicants’ suitability to enroll in the WEST program
  • Referring and assisting applicants to appropriate community resources
  • Supporting participants to complete the self-identified barriers to employment
  • Completing an individualized action plan and needs assessment with participants once accepted into the WEST program
  • Facilitate the development of a back-to-work wellness plan with the participants
  • Establish supportive and trusting relationship with the WEST participants
  • Providing ongoing support and evaluation of participants' progress throughout the program
  • Providing individual wellness sessions to participants as needed throughout all phases of the WEST program in order to successfully complete the programming and achieve meaningful employment
  • Facilitating specified essential skills and wellness workshops during the WEST curriculum as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Will Need

  • Experience working with vulnerable populations including those with mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities
  • Experience working within a harm reduction support model
  • Understanding of mental health and substance use and current treatment methodologies and appropriate and accessible resources and community supports
  • Degree or diploma in Human Services or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally safe practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Level 1 First Aid certification
  • Class 5 driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to pass a vulnerable sector check

We look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you!

JHS is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity of people and communities, and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization.  We actively seek applications from diverse backgrounds, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities to apply. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

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