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29 Sep 2022

Full-Time Employment Counsellor

John Howard Society of Niagara – Posted by jobgym225 Welland, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Job Gym, the Employment Services Division of the John Howard Society of Niagara is searching for an Employment Counsellor.  This position will be primarily located in either Fort Erie or the Welland areas.  This position may be shifted to other locations in accordance with needs.  The purpose of this position is to complete client needs assessments, individually or in group sessions, and assist clients in establishing realistic short and/or long term plans of action with respect to meeting their employment / vocational needs. You will have:


  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment / counselling skills and techniques, case management and documentation, interpersonal and empathetic interview strategies, community agencies, services and resources, intervention techniques and crisis management skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group workshops on employment related topics
  • Successfully completed post secondary studies, either a degree or diploma, or equivalencies
  • A minimum of six months to one year related work experience, however two years related work experience is preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to consistently meet established targets in a target-driven work environment
  • An ability to operate word process software, Internet, e-mail and desktop publishing applications


Personal and Professional Skills should include:

Strong customer service orientation

Collaborative team player

Good problem solving and time management skills

Ability to keep appropriate documentation and follow up with clients as required by our funders

Flexible, creative and personable


Reliable transportation and insurance as travel between sites is a requirement of the position


Salary Range: $45,318.60 -$51,897.55


The JHSoN is committed to providing accommodations.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, apply in writing, relating your experience and skills to the above specifications, by Wednesday, October 05, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to:   Jay Gemmell

Job Categories: Social/Education/Government. Job Types: Full-Time.

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