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Job Posting

Career Consultant – CC0620

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per Week: 37.5
Start Date: September 2, 2022: Posting Closing Date: July 8, 2022

Salary: TBD
Location: Calgary Area/Region

As a Career Consultant, you will work closely with a select group of individuals through a process of Career Exploration, Job Search, and Job Retention. You’ll have opportunities to help candidates identify interests and values to align with potential employment opportunities, opportunities to help candidates build job search strategies and interview skills, and help develop professional-quality resumes and cover letters.

A successful Career Consultant will be passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace; demonstrate strong advocacy skills and provide positive coaching to both candidates and potential employers; bring a self-starting attitude and creative thinking to utilize existing support community resources to mitigate employment barriers.

This role typically works Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the office; however, it will require flexibility in working evenings and weekends when necessary to meet client needs.

Key knowledge and responsibilities include:

  • Address related motivational or readiness issues of candidates through support networks;
  • Provide direct client support around self-discovery and employment preparation;
  • Assist and assess candidates with developing an understanding of their unique characteristics in relation to career choices;
  • Support candidates to identify interests, values, aptitudes, and lifestyle factors in relation to work culture;
  • Assist candidates with resume building, network building, interview preparation, and job search strategies;
  • Coach and design workplace accommodation strategies to support job retention;
  • Support potential employers through education, negotiations, mediation, and problem-solving;
  • Advocate for employees & employers with human rights and legislative requirements regarding support for persons with disabilities;
  • Assist in goal setting, career planning, and facilitate informed decision making.
  • Participate in collaboration with fellow team members with various initiatives such as developing and facilitating workshops pertaining to employment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of diversity and inclusion;
  • Comfortable with working with devalued and marginalized populations;
  • Experience with differing modes of communication ensuring that all correspondence is professional in nature, which entails but is not limited to written documentation in the form of case notes, reports, and letters of correspondence.

Required Education:

A degree in a Human Service-related field, (or commensurate experience) is required

Required Training:

CASS requires that all employees, sub-contractors, practicum students, and volunteers are current in the following training: (must be completed within 60 days of hire)

  • Abuse Awareness Training(Includes PDD Abuse Protocol)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers (Alberta)*
  • Using a Fire Extinguisher Training
  • WHMIS 2015 Training
  • Emergency First Aid – Level A CPR & AED or Standard First Aid – Level A CPR & AED
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Introduction to Your Role via Open Future Learning
  • Challenging Behaviours via Open Future Learning
  • Challenging Behaviours II: Forms and Policy
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Covid-19 Employee Health and Safety
  • Trauma-Informed Care Training
  • Harm Reduction Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Proof of Immunization Records – All new hires will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 for their first day of work

CASS also requires of every employee:

  • A Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Completion of a “Statement of Confidentiality”
  • Completion of a “Confirmation of Understanding of the CASS Policy & Procedures”

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in human services/advocacy is required
  • Experience in human resources or employment inclusion services is preferred
  • An understanding of recruitment processes and the local labour market is a significant asset
  • Knowledge of available community resources and experience with coaching, training, and group facilitation are assets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adaptability are requisite

Other Requirements:

A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required

How to apply?

Please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@c-a-s-s.org and include your First Name, Last Name and Job Reference number in the subject line.

Alternative ways to submit your resume:
Fax: 403.283.0691
Mail: Calgary Alternative Support Services Attn: Jobs at CASS;
2335 - 30th Avenue NE Calgary Alberta, T2E 7C7

Only applicants suitable for the role will be contacted. No phone calls please.