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Career Advisor

Website Prospect Human Services

Break Barriers. Employ Change.

Prospect Human Services is dedicated to identifying situations where groups of individuals are facing challenges with full participation, and developing the services and supports necessary to break down those barriers. Our current portfolio provides support to both individuals and employers to fully integrate our community and our workforce.

Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:

Innovative

Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress.Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.

Collaborative

Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.

Professional

In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.

Enthusiastic

Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm.We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.

Driven

We are driven by the desire to promote human welfare and advance social reforms in the working world. While our commitment is all heart, our solutions are all business.

 

Detailed Job Description

Someone once told Johnny Depp that he would be good at selling ballpoint pens over the phone. We are not looking for that person. Who are we looking for? People with an aptitude for providing insightful career advice to a diverse range of Albertans.

You will evaluate needs, work with other team members to provide career coaching, help participants explore new opportunities, and maintain an astounding degree of knowledge about the labour market and best practices.

The best part of this position? You’ll be joining one of Alberta’s most innovative not-for-profits, with a cadre of fellow team members who are equally as passionate about helping others achieve their employment goals.

What will you do?

Career Advising

  • Conducts interviews with clients to complete career and employment assessments and obtains relevant information; this includes assessment of job search skills, knowledge, and job readiness to establish action plans towards employment
  • Completes and enters Employability Assessments into government data management system
  • Coordinates career coaching sessions to identify gaps and create action plans
  • Utilizes assessment tools when needed; assists clients in analyzing and synthesizing career exploration information
  • As needed, delivers orientation to program services (i.e. workshops, essential skills services, other self-directed and directed services) and refers to other or complimentary services within Prospect such as service coordination, integrated services, essential skill building, and workshops
  • Provides ongoing communication with internal staff in regards to status of clients and their service plans including revisions, updates, and completion
  • Monitors client satisfaction

 

Resource Coordination

  • Continually conducts environmental scanning: labour market, corporations, news, and economic trends, incorporating findings and best practices into program/content
  • Tracks caseloads, workshops, and assessment tools and maintains client information in files, records, stats, and reports

 

Workshops

  • Develops and delivers content for group based workshops on pre-employment topics and adjusts and revises materials based on trends
  • Analyzes success and areas of opportunity for content delivery
  • Trains other staff on delivery of workshops

 

Community Relations

  • Remains active within a network that includes other career development/career transition professionals, recruiters, workforce planners, learning and development/training specialists, post-secondary program advisors, and HR professionals to stay current on employment trends and activities, best practices and professional development opportunities

 

What does it take to do this job?

  • Some post-secondary education in  career advising or other equivalent program
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role that is directly related to career development for clients with barriers
  • Career Development professional designation is a strong asset
  • 3+ years’ of pre-employment and essential skill development expertise including:
    • developed job search techniques that involves the ability to tap into the hidden job market;
    • resume and cover letter development; and
    • interviewing skills including knowing the various techniques used and the ability to prep clients
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and presentation software; advanced proficiency with internet, online, and social media platforms
  • Exceptional oral communication, team work, and interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships, engage, counsel, motivate, coach, and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Exposure to various legislation such as: OH&S, Human Rights, and Employment Standards, with exposure to corporate human resources best practices
  • Excellent written communication and content development experience
  • Experience leading/facilitating meetings, workshops and presentations to various audiences of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to create analytical reports, develop and utilize spreadsheets, conduct needs and gap analyses, collect and analyze stats, and action results from findings
  • Innovative with the ability to take initiative to become a subject matter expert in the career advising field
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

 

Asset:

  • Exposure to adult education principles gained through experiences in corporate training, learning development or equivalent experiences developed from content development/presentation/facilitation
  • Knowledge/experience/exposure/education working with varying populations (military, youth, disability, mental health)

 

Further Notes

  • All employees must pass a background check.
  • A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required for business travel.
  • Some travel is required

 

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To apply for this job please visit prospect.startdate.ca.

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