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Ve'ahavta Career Counsellor (Full-time/Permanent) - Ve'ahavta
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Ve’ahavta is a registered non-profit social service organization based on the Jewish ethics of justice, kindness, and responsibility. At Ve’ahavta, we deliver programs that break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster capacity-building, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty and create real change in their lives. Further information can be found at www.veahavta.org

At Ve’ahavta, we value hard work, but we also value recognition, wellness, and taking care of each other. In addition to a competitive salary, Ve’ahavta employees are offered full group health benefits including dental coverage, a Wellness Spending Account allowance, Employee Assistance Program, generous vacation and sick time off policies, in addition to office closures for all statutory and Jewish holidays. Above all, we provide a warm, supportive, fun, and progressive place of work. Come join us!

“It is an honor and a privilege to support Ve’ahavta clients to achieve their goals. I also love being part of the Ve’ahavta team, a group of thoughtful, committed, and dedicated employees who work tirelessly to change the world. I am grateful for all the opportunities that are given to me to help me grow and transform professionally.” – M.J., Ve’ahavta Employee

JOB PURPOSE

As the Career Counsellor for all Ve’ahavta program clients, you will have the opportunity to guide individuals through the career development process, bringing them long-term self-sufficiency and stability. Reporting to the Manager of Training Programs, and working within a team of Case Managers and Program Coordinators, you will work collaboratively to provide top quality service with strong positive outcomes.

Through vocational and aptitude assessments, you will be able to help clients form career and educational goals, helping them to realize their potential and carve a path for their future.

Through one-on-one career counselling sessions, you will provide clients with coaching and direction which addresses their particular needs and barriers to employment. You will provide clients with a variety of resources, tools, and guidance necessary to achieve their academic and career goals.

In addition, by facilitating group career exploration workshops, you will bring together a community of peers supporting each other through the process. Workshop topics may include resume-writing, interview skills, job searching strategies, as well as job retention and work ethics.

By networking and collaborating with partner agencies, you will represent Ve’ahavta as a leading organization in the area of training and job readiness programming.

*a full job description is available upon request
*this is currently a remote position

We are seeking a values-driven individual who is passionate about issues relating to poverty, socio-economic equity, and employment, and meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or a related field
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated knowledge and practical/direct service experience working with marginalized populations and individuals with addiction/mental health issues, and conflict with the law
  • Strong experience with:
    • crisis intervention and o group counselling/support services o anti-oppression framework
    • Coaching and mentorship
    • Advocacy and networking
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of:
    • social service resources
    • barriers to employment
    • labour market trends
    • resource development
    • effective communication and relationship-building

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to Trudi Rutherford, Manager of Training Programs, Trudi.Rutherford@veahavta.org

Please put “Career Counsellor” in subject line

We thank all interested applicants but can only respond to those selected for an interview. Ve’ahavta is an equal opportunity employer that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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