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Disabilities Employment Counsellor

CAHRD - Neeginan Centre

Competition #: 2017ES-EC04

Job Order #: 27684

Wage: $41,208/Yearly

Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m., MONDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2017

Position Type: FULL-TIME, TERM (may be earlier with a 1 week notice period)

Job Summary

The Disabilities Employment Counsellor is responsible for providing career development research and job search counseling to (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development clients, as well as providing information on available CAHRD education and training opportunities. The Employment Counsellor assists clients to achieve their education and employment goals by empowering them with the resource tools and information required. The main focus of this position is providing services to Persons with Disabilities who require physical and special needs within their potential employment positions. Services provided will help educate and enforce information that will help individuals enhance their employment needs.


Primary Duties and Responsabilities

  • Interview clients to obtain employment/educational background and career goals
  • Evaluate skills, education, experience, and history of each client through the client registration process
  • Assist clients to develop career paths and/or job readiness and job search strategies
  • Complete all necessary client documentation and conduct client follow-up
  • Generate accurate statistics for reporting requirements, and submit required reports
  • Create, maintain, and update paper and database client and program files
  • Develop, coordinate and deliver presentations to groups, agencies, and educational institutions
  • Attend career fairs and other community events on behalf of CAHRD upon request
  • Liaise with external organizations to promote and recruit for CAHRD programs and services


Educational Background

  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, or Human Resource Management is required.
  • An acceptable combination of education and experience may also be considered.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated counseling skills and counseling experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experienced with facilitation of workshops
  • The ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with challenging situations
  • Competent in MS-Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet use
  • Knowledge of community-based resources
  • Knowledge of Winnipeg’s urban Aboriginal population
  • Valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • The incumbent should possess the working knowledge or awareness of: the objectives of vocational guidance services and resources, problems or obstacles of the disadvantaged and disabled.


Application Process

Submit your cover letter and resume citing competition number to by 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017.

Preference will be given to Person(s) with Disabilities and Aboriginal candidates (Status, Non-status, Métis, or Inuit). Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $41,208.00 /year


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