BOW (Building Opportunity for Women) Pre-Employment Counsellor Now Worker PT Contract

Internal \ External Posting
BOW (Building Opportunity for Women) Pre-Employment Counsellor Now Worker
 PT Contract – end of March 2024
Posting Date: February 5, 2024                                                       Closing Date: February 13th, 2024
Wage:  $24.60
DRHP recognizes that employment, education and economic instability are but a few of the major stumbling blocks for women who have experienced Gender-Based Violence. The Building Opportunities for Women (BOW) Program aims to remove or lessen those barriers through supporting women with their employment goals and educational aspirations. DRHP is seeking to fill one (1) part-time contract position (3 days per week) for BOW Pre-Employment Counsellor. DRHP requires an experienced and skilled pre-employment enthusiast who is knowledgeable about employment and educational resources; an excellent group facilitator to conduct various group and information sessions on employment and life skills management; as well as has the ability to construct suitable resumes and interview preparations. 

Mandatory Requirements
·        Post-secondary Degree/Diploma in Career and Work Counselling, Social Sciences (employment focus), or equivalent
·       Certification in Life Skills and vocational assessments
·       Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated group facilitation, workshop development and employment counselling skills,
·       Demonstrated ability in career and employment counselling, resume development and job search strategies
·       Understands the impact of domestic violence on women and their children
·       Aware of the systemic barriers that hinders women’s
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·       Valid First Aid and CPR certificate
·       Highly demonstrated knowledge of Trauma informed practices; harm reduction and Anti Oppression Framework
·       Possess a wealth of knowledge of community agency organizations to support women’s action plans
·       Experience working in a diverse cultural setting related to programming for women in areas of homelessness, poverty and violence
·       Well developed interpersonal skills
·       Ability to relate to people from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
·       Applies strict confidentiality to all agency and client information
·       Strong organisational, effective time management and planning skills
·       Knowledge and understanding of current labour market trends, employment support services, vocational training
·       Proven communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
·       Proficient computer skills: MS word, Excel, Access
·        Experience in vocational assessments, and one on one career/employment counselling is an asset
·       Results oriented, highly motivated person; able to effectively work independently and cooperatively in a team
·       Proven track record in meeting targets and deadlines
·       Responsible for delivering employment services to women
·       Work individually with clients to conduct needs determination and assistance in developing action plans
·       Create and facilitate pre-employment and life skills workshops, delivering employment
·       Facilitate interactive group workshops in all areas of life skills, including but not limited to conflict resolution, anger management, communication, effective listening, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
·       Administer and interpret assessments designed to determine the interests, aptitudes and the abilities of clients
·       development of resumes, job search strategies and interview techniques
·       Facilitates and develops, group/individual training regarding basic computer skills
·       Achieve and maintain required program outcomes, targets and service levels
·       Provide information and referrals to participants about the necessary supports needed to overcome barriers
·       Conduct effective outreach, presentations and networking activities to promote B.O.W to the community, community-based networks and government agencies Document, maintain and accurately submit all relevant weekly/monthly statistics and reports to Program Director
·       Prepare for and actively participate in regular supervision meetings
·       Deliver career exploration activities in a group and individually
·       Assist in goal-setting and action plan preparation, development, and implementation
·       Maintain strong working relations with agency programs and partner agencies
·       Maintain the continuous and accurate records of clients assisted and services provided in electronic database and paper files
·       Conducts intake and assessment by phone in person or online platforms
·       Develops educational and employment plans in a supportive manner that captures the woman’s goals
·       Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
·       Works well independently with minimal supervision
·       Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
·       Provide immediate tele-counselling to women who are in crisis
·       Develop safety plan strategies with all clients who may be experiencing GBV  
·       Accepts referrals from other agencies delivering programs for women experiencing homelessness, residing in shelters or women in the community who self-refer or are referred by other professionals or service providers
·       Conduct and complete intake for all clients served or accessing the program
·       Input all relevant information in WISH
·       Knowledge of Windows-based computer software
·       Maintains accurate, appropriate records for clients
·       Build a database for clients, employers and employment Agencies
·       Distributes and collects Evaluation forms and other tools for evaluation of the program
·       Communicates program concerns directly to Program Director
·       Excellent record keeping and organizational skills
·       Partakes in staff and team meetings, committees, training, and other educational activities
·       Completes all statistical requirements in a timely fashion to monitor outcomes
·       Work closely with Counselling and Transition Departments
·       Uses appropriate judgment in difficult or emergency situations
·       Actively participates in regular supervision sessions with Program Director
·       Communicates concerns, issues, and problems affecting job performance and program quality to the Program Director
·       Deals effectively with job related stress, including accessing need for time off and/or professional development
·       Initiates consultation with the Program Director on complex, high-risk cases
·       Performs other duties as directed by the Program Director and or her Designate
Note:  A current First Aid\CPR and police reference check are required prior to the start of employment.
DRHP welcomes applicants from women of all races, religion, ethnic origins and sexual orientation.
All interested candidates please submit your resume cover letter attention:  at
DRHP is unionized through OPSEU.