Career Counsellor

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

March 29, 2021

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi-service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth and their families and are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.


Position: Career Counsellor

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Determinate – 3 years based on funding

Salary Range: $46,000 - $58,073 per annum + Benefits


POSITION SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Manager of Youth, the Career Counsellor counsels students on career planning and job search strategies while facilitating the creation of viable long-term career goals. The Career Counsellor is responsible for setting up individual goal-oriented plan with each youth. The Career Counsellor will support the youth through the education system and ensure that courses taken align with their career paths. The Career Counsellor will arrange job fairs, seminars, and lectures that will connect youth to companies/ organizations and provide valuable information regarding future career opportunities.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in weekly meetings with the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program and external partners

  • Support the Program Coordinator with the intake process for youth, set up weekly meetings with youth to focus on career and skill development, youth job placements that align with their career goals;

  • Work with schools to support youth with academic needs and how it aligns to their career path;

  • Support program coordinator with leading training sessions geared towards each youth;

  • Provide internal and external referrals for the youth enrolled in the YESS program;

  • Work with the YESS team and youth to identify training opportunities (life skills, interview, resume building), job placements, and career goals;

  • Use aptitude and achievement assessments to help clients evaluate their interests, skills, and abilities; 

  • Evaluate clients’ background, education, and training, to help them develop goals; 

  • Guide clients through making decisions about their careers, such as choosing a new profession and the type of degree to pursue; 

  • Help clients learn job search skills, such as interviewing and networking;

  • Assist clients in locating and applying for jobs, by teaching them strategies that will be helpful in finding openings and writing a resume; 

  • Advise clients on how to resolve problems in the workplace, such as conflicts with bosses or coworkers; 

  • Help clients select and apply for educational programs, to obtain the necessary degrees, credentials, and skills and to assist with finding financial support; 

  • Work with clients at various stages of their careers. Some work in colleges, helping students choose a major or determine the jobs they are qualified for with their degrees; 

  • Help clients find and get jobs by teaching them job search, résumé writing, and interviewing techniques; 

  • Conduct training, workshops, lectures, presentations, and other events to develop career planning and employable skills for students 

  • Advocate on behalf of youth with transition from school to work setting; 

  • Maintain effective administrative systems; 

  • Keep inventory of supplies; order and purchase program supply as needed;

  • Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery of programming for individual youth; and 

  • Actively participate as a member of the team and support fellow team members in delivery of services through open and regular communication;

  • Participate in professional development opportunities as recommended/required by Supervisor; 

  • Actively participate in annual performance review process; 

  • Adhere to all deadlines related to meetings and development of individual plans;

  • Ensure personal safety precautions are always observed; and 

  • Follow Health and Safety Guidelines for the COVID-19 Virus; and 

  • Demonstrate respect for and show interest in Inuit culture, values, beliefs, and traditions.


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Community College Diploma in Counselling, Social Services or equivalent;

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with youth within the employment sector;

  • nuit descent preferred;

  • Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut an asset; and

  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Medical certification of good health;

  • TB Test, if applicable, and other immunizations up-to-date;

  • Negative COVID-19 test;

  • Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre Personnel Policies and Procedures; and

  • First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to become certified.


Please apply with cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday,

April 9, 2021 to: hrmanager@inuuqatigiit.ca

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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