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Employment Counsellor

Employment Counsellor

Full-time, Indeterminate

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

Role Summary

The Employment Counsellor assists people become employment ready, to gain employment, retain employment or advance in their career. She/he provides professional advice, job readiness, job search guidance, job interview preparation, placement assistance, case management, and training/retraining and follow-up services to Inuit clients. Project Coordination and Education Support.

TI’s Employment Services assists unemployed and under-employed Inuit with career counselling, job search and suitable training opportunities that will lead to meaningful employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts outreach and recruitment of Inuit clients
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and employers for the purpose of outreach and recruitment
  • Coordinates and facilitate employment and training projects
  • Determines, with clients, what services are needed to meet job search and career goals
  • Helps clients locate and apply for a job that matches the client’s skills and expectations
  • Provides career advice
  • Directs clients in a productive job search
  • Assists clients access training opportunities
  • Deliver skills development workshops and activities
  • Administer TI’s Employment Programs
  • Provides referrals to appropriate internal and external service providers

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and Experience
  • Experienced in developing partnerships in communities
  • Counselling, case management, monitoring or related experience
  • Experience engaging and working with Inuit
  • Experience with program administration

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Fluency in Inuktitut and English preferred
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Inuit culture, values and beliefs
  • Familiarity with issues facing Inuit
  • Outstanding relationship building skills
  • Strong English reading and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the workplace, jobs and requirements for entry into those jobs
  • Able to listen to clients, analyze expressed needs and suggest solutions and action plan. Uses tact, diplomacy, and persistence in providing suggestions to clients
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office; familiar with and able to use computers; able to learn new software
  • Works well in teams and with clients and other staff
  • Able to communicate orally and in writing at a business level
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Driver’s license with clean record and own reliable vehicle is an asset
  • Availability to travel within the city to conduct outreach activities
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required

Working Conditions

The Employment Counsellor works both in and outside the office as required. Occasional travel within the city is required. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive salary;
  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a comprehensive group benefits insurance plan which includes a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Vacation (3 weeks/year upon hire); and
  • Group RRSP.

Deadline for applications is September 22, 2021

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, which is conveniently located close to Britannia Bay, walking and biking trails and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify. If an Inuit candidate is not selected, the position may be offered as a term.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check and their employment will be conditional on results that are acceptable to TI.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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