Skip to the main content
This website uses cookies to give you a better online experience. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. More information
Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Toll Free 1-877-644-9992

Job Details

Employment Counsellor

Employer

Career Assistance Network

Date Posted

June 10, 2024

Languages

English
  • Location Red Deer, AB
  • Earnings $25.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 37.5 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 3  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Jun 24, 2024
Job Requirements

Employer

Career Assistance Network

Languages

English

Education

  • College/CEGEP
  • or equivalent experience

Work setting

  • Private employment service agency
  • Employment agency services

Tasks

  • Interview clients to obtain employment history, educational background and career goals
  • Interview clients, prepare case histories and assess problems
  • Identify barriers to employment and assist clients with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing résumés and preparing for job interviews
  • Perform administrative tasks
  • Collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information
  • Provide established workers with information and strategies for dealing with job dissatisfaction, making mid-career changes and adjusting to workplace transitions
  • Follow up results of counselling programs and clients' adjustment
  • Provide established workers with information and strategies for maintaining a job or moving within an organization
  • Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
  • Liaise with community agencies or partners, and identify additional or alternative services and provide referrals
  • Co-ordinate workshops
  • Teach courses and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops, symposiums

Computer and technology knowledge

  • MS Excel
  • MS Outlook
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Windows
  • MS Word

Security and safety

Criminal record check

Transportation/travel information

Valid driver's licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Tight deadlines
  • Large caseload
  • Attention to detail

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Values and ethics
  • Initiative
  • Organized

Screening questions

  • Are you available for the advertised start date?
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • Bonus
  • Group insurance benefits
  • Mileage paid

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)
  • Team building opportunities

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes & Abilities
The Employment Counsellor is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Employment Counsellors
SOCIAL

Interest in consulting to advise employers on human resources and other employment-related issues; in referring clients to appropriate services; in assisting clients with such matters as job readiness skills and job search strategies; and in providing established workers with information on maintaining a job or moving within an organization, dealing with job dissatisfaction or making a career change

METHODICAL

Interest in compiling information to collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information; and in administering tests designed to determine interests, aptitudes and abilities

INNOVATIVE

Interest in interpreting test results and identifying barriers to employment; and in providing consulting services to community groups and agencies, businesses and industry, and to other organizations involved in providing community-based career planning resources

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

Learn More

Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

Learn More
Was this page useful?