Printed on: June 16, 2021

Employment Counsellor

Employer Kootenay Employment Services - Cranbrook, BC
Salary $24 /hr
Terms Full-time, Temporary, Contract - Temporarily remote
Start Date
Requirements A post-secondary certificate, degree or diploma in a related field (career or employment development, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, sociology, human services, counselling, education or human resources management)

Very strong attention to details, superb administration skills, excellent communication skills, highly organized and typing speed of at least 40wpm.

KES is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We provide accommodations where necessary, both during the application process and for our team members. Please advise us of any accommodation(s) that you may require, information will be addressed confidentially.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, and have a clean BC driver’s license. A Criminal Record Check for vulnerable sector is required for this position.

Duties Persons in this position work with job-seeking clients, other KES staff, external service providers and the employer community to develop clients’ ability to be effective in the labour market and establish or strengthen their connection to it.

Develop action plans collaboratively with clients and support them in their implementation
Assist clients to become job ready by providing coaching in employment related areas such as: work skills, job search skills, resume preparation, interview skills, and life skills
Determine financial need and arrange program financial supports
Negotiate and develop intervention agreements (training, self-employment, wage subsidy, etc.)
Effectively deliver all WorkBC services including those for specialized client groups
Refer clients to external agencies as needed and track these connections as appropriate
Monitor attendance and progress in program activities and interventions
Obtain client releases as necessary
Manage client information in accordance with established standards
Adhere to security procedures to ensure the safety of clients and staff
Support clients with disabilities to apply for employment opportunities, and work with employers to identify suitable job tasks and supports required on the jobsite
Deliver workshops in a flexible manner that adjusts both content and approach in response to the needs of participants
Follow-up on any outstanding inquiries generated during workshops.


Dental care
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance

To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Please apply with a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position and provide overview of how your skills fit with the requirements of the role and your resume.
Contact Name
Location Cranbrook
Date Posted 2021-06-09
Date Ending 2021-06-23