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Employment Counsellor

Meta Employment Services

This maternity leave coverage position provides a range of employment services to prepare individuals for training, employment and employment maintenance.

 

Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing employment counselling services to a caseload of individuals
  • Providing referrals to appropriate services (internal and external)
  • Assisting with the development, delivery and evaluation of workshops and presentations
  • Promoting the agency through liaison with community service partners and participation in job fairs, community boards and professional and/or business associations

 

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Completion of a post-secondary education in social services, employment/career counselling, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years combined education and recent, related experience
  • Bilingualism an asset (French/English)
  • Proven experience handling a client caseload
  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of issues affecting employment and employment service provision; employment-related legislation and issues; local labour market; workplace practices; job search strategies;
  • government-funded employment services, eligibility and guidelines; Ontario social service system and supports; and, community social services networks
  • Must have a valid Ontario drivers’ licence and up-to-date vehicle insurance for occasional travel outside the office
  • Current and clear criminal record check, including vulnerable sector screening

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