Vocational Counsellor (Posting #19-023)
Are you looking for challenging and rewarding employment? Do you want to make a difference and build connections within your community?
The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) offers more than a job. Located in Chilliwack, BC, in the sunny Fraser Valley an hour outside of Vancouver, CSCL has been serving the community since 1954 and has grown to employ over 300 people. Our organization provides support and services to people with varying abilities that enhance quality of life and promote diversity and inclusion within the community.
Come work and live in Chilliwack where you can enjoy affordable housing, minimal traffic, and spectacular mountain views. If you move directly from a CSSEA member Employer you will be eligible for porting wage and vacation, which CSCL will match. CSCL has been growing rapidly and we have a great work environment, generous work benefits, and offer satisfying work. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees; if this describes you, we welcome your application.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Vocational Counsellor finds vocational opportunities for individuals referred to the program by CLBC. This includes assessing skills, delivering pre-employment training specific to individual needs, developing work experience opportunities, supporting job search, job-matching, on the job training, transportation training, monitoring of placements, facilitating a variety of relationships (ie: employer, peer, staff) and promoting Job Club and other larger group activities related to Supported Employment.
The Vocational Counsellor also completes a formal intake process for each individual, conducts
an assessment of skills and interests, develops Individual Employment Plans, and writes
structured Training Plans. Additional responsibilities may include job marketing and networking
with community service organizations to promote the Supported Employment Program.
Employees must have the daily use of a personal vehicle, which meets CSCL standards for
individual transportation. Job location/work sites will be variable.
Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will have relevant post-secondary education and experience in
supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in community settings. Familiarity and
experience with current Employment Standards legislation, with facilitation of group and
individual learning experiences, and with writing task analysis and training plans.
Must be able to work independently, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication
skills, be an active part of a team, present professionally and be self-directed and highly
organized. Computer skills are essential. Counselling/mediation skills, a diversified employment
history, and an understanding of the Supported Employment Philosophy are a definite assets.
Must be able to meet the physical demands of supporting individuals in a wide variety of
settings ie: lifting, outdoor work, restaurant work, etc. Preference will be given to applicants
who have completed the Supported Employment: Foundations and Application course through
Douglas College. Familiarity in providing supports to persons eligible to receive service through
CLBC’s Personal Support Initiative (PSI) would be beneficial.
Must be able to meet all other CSCL employment criteria (ie. First Aid/CPR, Food Safe, Clear TB
Test, Criminal Record Check Clearance, Doctor’s Clearance, etc.).
Experience supporting individuals to find and maintain paid employment. Demonstrated ability
to work independently but within a team setting. Computer skills are essential along with a pleasant work attitude and strong work ethic. Must
be skilled at liaising with the business community to source out competitive job opportunities
and be familiar with current Employment Standards and Labour Market. The preferred applicant will be proficient with Excel in addition to the above noted skills and abilities.
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 permanently scheduled hours, but must remain flexible evenings
and weekends as on-the-job support needs are required or employer requires.
As per Community Social Services Collective Agreement.
Benefits include Extended Health and Dental as well as participation in the Municipal Pension
Plan, when eligible.
This position requires Union membership (BCGEU).
How to Apply:
Complete an online CSCL Employment Application, which is available on our website:
http://cscl.org/careers/. Please quote posting #19-023 on the application.
Please be aware that the function to attach pre-hire documents to the online form has not
been implemented. So candidates will have to submit their pre-hire documents either by:
In Person: 9353 Mary Street Chilliwack, BC V2P 4G9
A completed online CSCL Employment Application and a copy of a valid Class 5 or 4 BC driver’s
license must be received before an interview is scheduled.
RESUMES ALONE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!