Position: Career Counsellor/Career Practitioner
Organization: TEAM Work Cooperative/
Women’s Employment Outreach (WEO)
Location: Halifax, NS
Career Counsellor/Career Practitioner – Full-time position (37.5 hours/week)
TEAM Work Cooperative/Women’s Employment Outreach (WEO) is seeking a full-time Career Counsellor/Career Practitioner to work mainly within their women’s services section. WEO as a part of TEAM Work Cooperative provides a range of free services to women who are unemployed, nearing unemployment, on medical leave, or needing a career change. TEAM Work Cooperative/WEO is funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement under the direction of Employment Nova Scotia and is governed by a community based Board of Directors.
Please note: This is a designated position. This opportunity is open only to qualified women who self-identify as one or more of the following: African Canadian, African Nova Scotian, Racially Visible.
Demonstrate a feminist approach to employment counselling and career development
Assess clients’ skills and job readiness, identify mutually agreed upon goals, and make appropriate referrals as necessary
Provide supportive feedback and instruction on resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, job interview preparation
Assist and support clients as they engage in career exploration
Provide information on labour market conditions, occupational outlooks, and upgrading/training options
Determine eligibility for EI-related funding programs and coordinate application process
Group Workshop Facilitation
Engage in a high volume of administrative work pertaining to documentation and record-keeping
Use office computer technology effectively & manage information using internal database (LaMPSS)
Engage in project planning, goal setting, and documentation of project activities
Write reports, funding proposals, and grant applications and/or participate in activities as identified by Management and/or the Board
Take an active role in consensus decision-making, self-management, sharing ideas, showing initiative, and contributing unique knowledge and skills
Be able to accept responsibility for joint undertakings
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Women's Studies, Social Sciences, or other relevant degree
Two (2) years of experience providing counselling to women, preferably in the area of careers/employment
Two (2) years of adult education experience, preferably in the areas of personal development and careers/employment
Demonstrated commitment to an ethical framework of practice
Ability to assess client needs, develop action plans, and case manage
Strong administrative skills; ability to maintain a workload that includes extensive record-keeping and documentation
Knowledge of community agencies and services throughout HRM
High degree of computer competency with Windows, MS Word, Internet, and email
Experience or interest working with women from diverse backgrounds
Training in career and work/life exploration and portfolio development an asset
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, in confidence, quoting position title “Career Counsellor/Career Practitioner” to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax: (902) 425-7449, or in person at 807-1888 Brunswick Street, Halifax. No phone calls, please.
The deadline for application is Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 12:00 noon. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. TEAM Work Cooperative/WEO would like to thank all candidates for their interest in the position, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.