Employment and Training Counselor
Esquimalt Nation - Victoria, BC

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Employment Opportunity
Esquimalt Nation

Position Title: Employment and Training Counselor Position
Start Date: September 24, 2012
Location: Esquimalt Administrative Office
Closing Date: August 30, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Esquimalt Nation is seeking an outgoing, hard-working individual for the position of Employment and Training Counselor. The position reports to the Administer, works closely with Administrative staff, and is responsible for assisting and motivating community members to obtain training and employment.

Definition and Nature of the Work
The Employment and Training Counselor will work with individuals and groups, to assist them in making wise career decisions. The Counselor collects and assesses information about education, previous employment experience, skills, interests, and personal information.

After assessing all of this information, the Counselor will identify possible career options, specific jobs within these areas, and entry requirements.

The Counselor will identify workshops, training, and support groups that will assist the community member to obtain employment.

The Counselor will assist the members to seek the services of a job placement agency. The Counselor may also provide job placement assistance. They will search files of job orders from employers and try to match these with the community member’s qualifications. They may also contact prospective employers to find out whether suitable job openings exist.

Employment counselors must have excellent interpersonal skills. They must seek out job opportunities in the work force and keep up-to-date information about trends that affect the employment outlook.

Duties Include:

  • Meeting with Nation Members to obtain employment history, educational background, and career goals;
  • Identify barriers to employment and assist Members with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing résumés and preparing for job interviews;
  • Advise employers on human resource and other employment-related issues;
  • Collect information for members regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information;
  • Meet with community groups and agencies, business and industry, and other organizations involved in providing community-based career planning resources;
  • Maintain the Job Centre in the Administration Lobby;
  • Arrange and host Community Skills Training Sessions such as First Aid, Food Safe, etc.;
  • Working with Administration Staff to produce financial reports;
  • Managing member files and creating clear and well documented PIFS to be submitted to financing parties such as INAC or CSETS; and
  • Assist Members in all aspects of securing Employment and Training.

Education and Training Requirements
 Must be proactive, able to work independently and as part of a team.
 Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
 Must be able to operate a computer and email.
 Must be able to write narrative reports and financial reports.
 Good at researching, networking and finding employment resources.
 Good at generating ideas.

Working Conditions
 64 hours bi-weekly until further notice.
 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
 3 month probationary period.

Earnings and Benefits
 Wage is $18.00 per hour + 4% holiday pay

Send your resume attention to Georgia Dixon, Administrator
1189 Kosapsum Crescent
Victoria, BC V9A 7K7

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.