|Company Name||Stz'uminus First Nation|
|Location||Ladysmith, BC, Canada|
|Date Posted||July 18, 2013|
|Skills/Keywords||case management, intake, barriers to employment, job readiness skills, resume writing, job interviews, assessment tests, government relations, employer liaison, statistics, labour market information, employment counselling|
Stz'uminus First Nation - Ladysmith, BC
Employment Counsellor Position
The Stz’uminus First Nation is seeking an Employment Counsellor for a 1 year term.
The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced Employment Counsellor. This position is responsible for providing assistance, counseling and information to the Stz’uminus First Nation members on all aspects of employment search and career planning. A very critical aspect of this role is to also the ability to liaise with government and industry agencies to promote employment opportunities for members. The Employment Counsellor works closely with the Social Assistants program to process and distribute social assistance applications and issuing monthly cheques.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Case Management including interviewing clients, vocational assessments and counselling
Complete the in Intake Process and data entry into the AIS software
Identifying barriers to employment and assisting clients to acquire job readiness skills, undertake job searches, write resumes and prepare for job interviews
Administer and interpret employment related tests and assessment instruments
Liaise with government and industry agencies to promote employment opportunities for members
Monitor and maintain financial and statistical tracking where required
Management reporting and statistics
A genuine interest in working with and helping people be successful in their career planning
Patience, understanding, objectivity and tact
Ability to motivate and inspire community members
Excellent verbal and written communications
Advanced planning, organizational and research skills
Ability to work independently and with other professionals, employers and community agencies
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external partners
Knowledge of the local labour market is essential
Continually researching local and broader labour market conditions and trends
Setting up systems and processes related to employment counselling and programs
Populating database information
Experience working with Aboriginal Information Systems software an asset
A post secondary bachelor degree or a diploma in Career or Employment Counselling
2 years experience as an Employment Counsellor
A successful criminal records check is mandatory
Must have and maintain a valid BC drivers license
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via Canada Post, email or fax by the closing date of August 2, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to the following:
Attention: Michel Woolner, Human Resources Advisor
12611A Trans Canada Highway
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1M5
Applicants are asked to apply by the options provided, phone calls will not be accepted.
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