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Employment Counsellor - 2nd Chance Employment Fergus Office

Company: 2nd Chance Employment Counselling Fergus
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Salary Range: $53 139 per annum plus mileage
Posting Closes: March 14, 2021
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Must have education AND work experience in career counselling or social services related field. For more information on our services please go to our website

This position is full time contract position (until August 2022), 35 hours per week, and may require, on occasion, working evenings as required. Compensation is $53 139 per annum plus mileage. Start date as soon as possible.
Must Demonstrate:

A passion for working with people and community collaboration; ability to build rapport with job seekers of all ages and backgrounds
Good community knowledge of services and how to access them
Excellent administrative and time management skills
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Comfortable using social media and virtual platforms such as Zoom
Group facilitation skills
Responsibilities and Duties

Meet with job seekers to obtain employment history, educational background, career goals etc. and to assess their employment related needs
Identify barriers to employment and assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies
Assist clients one to one and via workshops with employment related needs including resume writing, cover letters, mock interviews, Linked in, interview skills, job search strategies etc.
Maintain file case notes and appropriate documentation regarding clients’ progress and follow up. Enter accurate client data into designated reporting computer systems and updates as needed
Conduct outreach to clients and employers and the community to promote program services
Assist clients to access retraining options and educational opportunities such as Second Career
Other duties as assigned
How to Apply:

Please submit resume AND cover letter by March 14, 2021. Applications not accompanied with a cover letter will not be considered. To email your resume and cover letter directly please visit

*2nd Chance Employment welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

Contract length: ends August 2022

Application deadline: 2021-03-14