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Vocational Counsellor

The Garth Homer Society


Program / Team Lifestreams Learning.

Job Summary: Promote and ensure the skill development of individuals with developmental disabilities. Services are provided in community-based settings on a one to one basis. Complete learning assessments and provide client with education and/or skills training that will further independence, inclusion in community and address potential barriers to employment. Support clients in continued learning. Job Description available from Reception

Reports to: Manager LifeStreams Learning and Team Coordinator

Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Salary: $18.66 an hour – Job Type: Permanent
Location: Based out of the Garth Homer Centre at Tennyson Place.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

A diploma in a related human/social service field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience
One year recent experience in employment and/or education services field
Experience and knowledge in the area of behaviour management and/or Crisis Intervention including Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training

Required Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supports specific to individuals with DD
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to establish positive rapport with all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of/ or training in current trends and best practices related to community-based employment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, teach using adaptive methods with an end- goal of employment/volunteer placement
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employers and community stakeholders Good time and general management skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Written communication skills, especially with regard to reporting
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
  • Computer literacy

Additional Information:

Willing to use personal vehicle daily for work purposes

Wage rate: (Step 1 – $18.66 per hour).

Effective Date immediately

This position is open to male and female applicants. This position requires Union membership.


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