Osborne Village Resource Centre is a Non Profit Pre-Employment Resource Centre that is dedicated to assisting clients in finding meaningful employment. We assist clients who are unemployed, under-employed and/or those making a career change.
Our services include resume building, career counselling, employability workshops, computer training and provide eleven computers for clients who are self-directed in their job search.
Our funding comes from The Manitoba Government, Education and Training and MB4Youth, Children and Youth Opportunities.
Please read about all of our client services on our website to see how your skills and abilities match up to Osborne Village Resource Centre’s goals.
Career Counsellor / Workshop Facilitator Job Description
Career counsellors provide individual and group career counselling services to clients on all aspects of career planning. The incumbent provides the client with self-assessment tools, resources and strategies to explore careers and assess suitability based on current and future needs. A career counsellor:
- Provides one-on-one career counseling for individuals using a variety of career assessment tools.
- Develops skills based resumes or targeted cover letters during a one on one appointment with clients that clearly display the client’s skills and abilities to prospective employers to meet their job search goals.
- Collaborates with other team members to ensure clients have all the tools needed to be successful in finding meaningful employment.
- Provides advice, support, and guidance to clients that are dealing with employment barriers which may include referring to agencies better equipped to meet their specific needs.
Workshop Facilitators are responsible for the creation, planning, facilitation and evaluation of high quality, outcome-focused job search workshops and resource materials for clients. A workshop facilitator:
- Creates and develops pre-employment workshops to meet the changing needs of clients and recruiters to improve the possibility of client success in securing meaning full employment.
- Facilitates workshops on topics that will provide individuals with career planning and pre-employment skills.
- Initiates, develops and implements workshops to adapt to a changing workforce and ensure OVRC clients are fully prepared to meet the recruitment needs of Winnipeg employers.
- Maintains a detailed workshop syllabus to ensure that other workshop facilitator can deliver workshops if needed.
- Monitor the effectiveness of workshops and workbooks and make any necessary changes to improve delivery style, accuracy and that all material is up to date to changing needs of clients and recruiters.
- To deliver individual career counselling appointments and job search workshops as scheduled monthly.
- To develop or update pre-employment workshops, workbooks and handouts to ensure that OVRC has a full morning workshop schedule.
- To develop and maintain rapport with clients that results in open, clear, respectful communication and encourages clients to see career exploration as an ongoing process that requires lifelong planning and follow up.
- To maintain accountability to OVRC funders by ensuring client records are accurate and up-to-date (no more than 3 working days behind).
- A minimum of two years’ career counselling experience combined with the Career/Employment Counseling Certificate or post-secondary education in a related professional field.
Demonstrates a positive attitude, with a strong ability to interact and communicate effectively and compassionately, creating a safe, trusting environment.
Strong understanding of utilizing OVRC’s 3 main career exploration tools which are the Keirsey Temperament Sorter®, Value Cards and Career Cruising.
Active listening skills with the ability to encourage clients to talk about issues that they normally do not share with others and accept without bias issues raised by clients.
Knowledge of the current local labour market, growth opportunities, training and educational opportunities and hiring practices.
Strong knowledge of community resources for referral purposes.
Excellent workshop management skills to ensure that the group is kept on task and that all necessary material is ready before the start of workshop.
Ensure a safe and supportive environment that clients feel comfortable sharing information at all times.
How to Apply
Please apply to the Executive Director Keith Robinson by email only at email@example.com
We thank you for your interest in this position and only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. There may be additional testing after first interviews.