Employment Counsellor #8037
JVS Toronto
Scarborough, ONTARIO, CA
1d ago

JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector providing career and employment services. Our employees make a difference affecting local communities by connecting jobseekers to employment and helping employers build their workforce in Toronto and York Region. More on our programs can be found on: https://www.jvstoronto.org.  

Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a noticeable difference in peoples’ lives? JVS Toronto will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career and give back to our community. To reward employees’ hard work, JVS Toronto offers a paid vacation allowance, health, vision, & dental benefits, an employee assistance program (EAP), and corporate discounts. 

Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8037

Project GOLD. Full-time / Temporary contract until February 28, 2022 / Starting ASAP/ Scarborough

Program Overview
Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabilities (Project GOLD), part of the JVS Disability Programs, is designed to help unemployed /under-employed individuals with learning disabilities and/or learning challenges (including ADHD), and Mental Health concerns to find and maintain competitive employment. 

We’re looking for someone who will: 
•    Conduct orientation, intake and assess clients with learning disabilities, ADHD and/or Mental Health to develop individual employment action plans  
•    Apply knowledge of employment-related issues, adult learning approaches and accommodation analysis strategies to clients seeking employment 
•    Provide assessment, case management and one-to-one employment counselling to persons with learning disabilities and support as needed
•    Develop strategies and program alternatives that fit with the client’s disability, have knowledge of transferable skills analysis
•    Develop and facilitate workshops on such topics as  personality dimensions, career decision-making, learning style, labour market 
•    Liaise with community, referring community supports and potential clients to market the program and to make recommendations for skill development and other appropriate interventions
•    Prepare case management documentation, reports, perform data entry and maintain complete participant records and case notes

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
•    Extensive knowledge of learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental health challenges and their impact on employment
•    Strong counselling skills
•    Experience facilitating groups for a range learning styles
•    Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
•    Strong collaboration skills
•    Effective written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
•    A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position

Our ideal candidate will also have:
•    Strong knowledge of adult learning approaches
•    Certification form an institution, such as VRA Canada or CVRP

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter. 
JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly. 
Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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