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Employment Counsellor



Agilec is looking for dedicated, self-directed team members. We offer an excellent work environment and company benefits. Our mission is to help people and organizations develop their potential. The foundation of Agilec is our values. We have identified six core values that form our approach to serving clients, customers and each other:


Person Centered, Inclusiveness, Empowering, Team, Excellence, Integrity

Position: Employment Coach
Status: Permanent
Location: Mount Forest location, 392 Main St, Mt. Forest, ON N0G 2L2

Role: Working in an outcomes based environment, with set performance targets, the Employment Coach conducts assessments; provides support and coaching; and, develops and implements action plans that will best meet the participants’ needs and achieve a successful outcome in the most efficient manner.


Must have completed post-secondary education in relevant field from a recognized Canadian Institute, or its equivalent.

Appropriate certifications, certificates, and/or training relevant to the counselling field such as Career Development Practitioners Certificate designation an asset


  • Two years related experience in Human Services Field or other related field
  • Employment case management and assessment
  • Working in an employment counselling environment
  • Working collaboratively with community partners and training providers


Required Skills:

  • Able to work with diverse group of participants and establish rapport quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication, comprehension, and active listening skills
  • Interviewing skills, adjusting communication style dependent on participant personality and learning style
  • Solution focused counselling skills
  • Able to discuss barriers and employment maintenance issues with clients
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to motivate and empower others through coaching and positive feedback
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to coach and facilitate change
  • French language is an asset



  • Current job search techniques and theories of career counselling
  • Knowledge of motivational interviewing, coaching techniques and job placement
  • Knowledge of careers and occupations, various job requirements, job search skills, career planning
  • Knowledge of community and government resources available to clients
  • Knowledge of local and provincial labour markets
  • Ethical decision-making


Hours and Duration: Full-time position (32 hours per week)

Hours: Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – May be required to work rotational Wednesday evening and Saturday morning hours.

Travel: May be required to travel within or outside of regular working hours to meetings and community events, training, seminars, or to work in other locations
If use of personal auto is required at any time, then valid driver’s license is required; supplemental business insurance may be required

Hourly Rate: Employment Coach pay scale applies.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to to the attention of Edit Giffin.

Please place EC – Your Last Name – MF in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: May 21, 2017

Agilec welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We accommodate disabilities during the selection process.

We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to

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