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Job Coach/Employment Counsellor

Posted: August 26, 2019

The Role


  • Screen clients for job readiness.
  • Provide one-on-one and group assistance to clients seeking employment.
  • Establish rapport with clients to conduct employability assessments.
  • Provide referrals to an employment counsellor for clients looking to upgrade skills.
  • Provide regular and consistent support to clients as they complete interventions and help resolve any issues that arise.
  • Develop action plans leading to employment goals as well as assist the client to match skills to appropriate jobs.
  • Case management of client files.
  • Liaise with employers to determine skill requirements for available jobs.
  • Liaise with communities and service agencies to recruit interested workers.
  • Develop lists of resources for referring clients with barriers.
  • Coach clients on job search and interview skills.
  • Provide assistance in finding employment to clients who have completed an intervention.
  • Document all client information, employment outcomes, interventions into the data system.
  • Track clients, employers, results, and other key information.
  • Actively market RLI projects and services and present information to stakeholders.

To Fit the Role


  • Strong communication and assessment skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong time management skills as well as the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of labor market trends, supply and demand.
  • Knowledge of FOIP, PIPA, other relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies.
  • Knowledge of education programs/institutions and occupational requirements.
  • Knowledge of challenges, barriers, and social and economic factors facing Aboriginal individuals, particularly Métis.
  • Experience networking with different stakeholders and partners.
  • Proficient in office software applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Explorer.


Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in career development, human/social services, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ working with clients in a counselling role.


Slave Lake

Application Deadline

September 13, 2019

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume to no later than September 13, 2019, quoting job JCEC-SL.

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.