Employment Counsellor for Deaf & Hard of Hearing and Mobility Clients

Options Employment Outreach Inc | http://www.optionsoutreach.com/
Saint John, NB | Full Time

Details

Credentials:

  • Bachelors of Arts (Social Science) and one year of counselling related work experience
  • Experience in working with disabled clients on employment related matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and sensitivity to the needs of clients and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of regional labour market information and understanding of how it relates to clients with disabilities
  • Knowledge of Standardized Career Assessment instruments, Learning-for-Life.ca
  • Ability to assess individual needs and provide/teach techniques in job search methods including: resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills, use of job banks and on-line postings
  • Ability to assess Federal and Provincial programs and services, knowledge of disability supports for work: alerting devices, FM systems, hearing aids and American Sign Language interpreters
  • Ability to liaise with various employers, educational institutions and community agencies
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, group facilitation, computer skills including Microsoft Office products, networking and ability to learn new information management systems required to deliver government programs and services as well as the ability to conduct comprehensive internet searches
  • Valid Driver’s Licence or access to reliable transportation
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Bilingualism would be an asset
  • Basic Sign Language an asset / Willing to attend in-house ASL Training – levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Committed to adhering to a professional code of ethics outlined by the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners

Salary:

To be negotiated pending on qualifications and experience

How to Apply

FAX: (506) 658-1452 (No Phone Calls Please)

DEADLINE: Deadline for Applications is February 10 2017