Employment Counsellor – (FT) – Newmarket, ON

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 19:39:07 UTC ,

Employment Counsellor – Full-Time

Recruiting for an Employment Counsellor, formerly referred to as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist 

You’ll feel great about a career with March of Dimes Canada 

At March of Dimes Canada, our collective work matters. As a leading national charity backed by a history of more than 70 years of impact, we’re dedicated to being Canada’s leading service provider, resource, and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide. You’ll be joining a team made up of more than 2,000 professionals that’s dedicated to solving big challenges and creating real change for people with disabilities in communities across our country. They’re at the center of all we do, and we make a real difference in their lives every day. It matters to us because the need is urgent — and it’s growing.  

More than eight million people with disabilities in Canada experience challenges like poverty, discrimination, indignity, and isolation. These are the barriers that you’ll help tear down. Together, with your vital contributions, we’ll keep moving the dial on the challenges people with disabilities face. Our work is deep and wide — and you’ll always find it deeply rewarding — which is why we pull together to make change happen. Our collective efforts are rooted in our Purpose, Vision, and Mission, which inform how we drive all our work forward: 

  • Purpose: Champion equity. Empower ability.
  • Vision: An inclusive, barrier-free society for people with disabilities. 
  • Mission: To be Canada’s leading service provider, resource, and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide.  

Whether starting or advancing your career with us, you’ll feel great knowing that you’re: 

  • Contributing to our important mission: creating real change for people with disabilities
  • Joining a leading national charity with a history of impact and a future full of possibility
  • Enjoying industry-leading employment incentives and benefits
  • Supported in your professional growth, development, and success
  • Included in our empathetic and supportive work culture 

Learn more about why we’re a great employer at marchofdimes.ca/careers.

This Opportunity: 

We are looking to hire one (1) full-time Employment Counsellor, previously referred to as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Accept new program referrals: Coordinate and complete intake meeting(s) in a timely manner ensuring registration forms are completed and uploaded to internal data systems
  • Assist individuals with disabilities to identify realistic employment options through, transferable skills analysis and vocational assessment and exploration
  • Deliver services in a manner that is sensitive and accommodating
  • Provide employment and motivational counseling
  • Create resumes and cover letters tailored to client’s needs and employment objectives
  • Instruct employment readiness programs in accordance with MODC and funder guidelines/standards
  • Ensure administrative acuity to complete employment plans, Initial Assessment and monthly Progress reports
  • Create/Modify service plans that reflective of clients’ evolving needs goals
  • Maintain accurate and current case notes; within 48 hours of meetings/occurrences
  • Work in collaboration with the Job developer to support job placement and retention services including; completion of job applications, needs analysis/job accommodation, and coordination of on-the-job supports
  • Appropriate use of case management/IT systems i.e., CaMS
  • Case manage services to ensure timely and cost-effective service delivery
  • Achieve quality service standards for client satisfaction, timely delivery of service and employment outcomes

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Community College Diploma in Social Services
  • Registered Rehabilitation Professional certification (RRP) or Registered Vocational Professional (RVP) or Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Experience teaching and facilitating employment programs
  • Sensitivity to issues/barriers that people with disabilities experience
  • Familiar with current methods of employment counseling including intake and assessment, service planning, career decision making, job search, labour market research and job placement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Well-developed time management, organization, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and meet deadlines​
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to document and maintain records using software systems
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

How to apply 

If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume by August 1, 2024. Please note that we do not require a cover letter for frontline roles.    

Questions about working at March of Dimes Canada? 

For general inquiries, you can reach us at recruitment@marchofdimes.ca  

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Please note that March of Dimes Canada has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by receiving all required doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to the commencement of their employment, or as otherwise recommended by public health authorities. We will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or on the basis of any other protected ground, as required under applicable human rights legislation. 

Need accommodations? We’re here to help! 

MODC is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds and abilities. In accordance with accessibility and human rights legislation across Canada, MODC will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities and other protected needs. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable, accessible, and barrier-free. 

Our Reconciliation, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) approach 

MODC is dedicated to building and advancing an inclusive and welcoming culture. It’s also why we’re focused on attracting, retaining, and supporting diverse people. Thanks to our progressive practices, team members of all abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to access the opportunities and supports they need to grow, thrive, and succeed. Our READI approach is rooted in our shared belief that championing equity and empowering ability starts by investing in our team members— and in our shared culture — so that we all feel included, safe, and confident at work every single day.