Provincial Disability Consultant
Rupertsland Institute, an affiliate of Métis Nation of Alberta, is seeking a Provincial Disability Consultant for our Edmonton Head Office. With locations across Alberta, Rupertsland Institute develops and delivers programming and services to the Alberta Métis population in relation to the labour market and education assistance.
As Provincial Disability Consultant with Rupertsland Institute, you will provide specialized expertise and mentoring services to support Metis with disabilities across Alberta to find and maintain suitable employment. This includes case management as well as providing guidance to Employment Counsellors working with individuals with disabilities.
You will provide consulting, counseling, training and vocational rehabilitation services including designing and implementing individualized vocational rehabilitation plans for physically and mentally disabled Metis clients. In addition, you will work with the Capacity Development Specialist to develop basic standardized training for MTE staff to assist them in identifying disabilities. The Disability Coordinator also represents Rupertsland Institute in matters pertaining to vocational rehabilitation.
You have a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Rehabilitation Services (preferred), Psychology, Social Work or Humanities coupled with 3 to 5 years of experience in developing action plans for persons with disabilities (physical, mental and developmental).
You have extensive knowledge and understanding around accommodation strategies and technology. In addition, you have working knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical, mental and developmental disabilities for the purpose of career counseling and guidance. Extensive knowledge of assessment techniques used to evaluate a client’s occupational readiness, including knowledge, abilities and skills is required.
This position requires travel with seasonal highs in June/July and November (averages approximately 25% per year).
Rupertsland Institute offers competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and a generous pension plan.
Please send your resume, including cover letter to Attention: Kathleen Tilley and start your new career today!
As an equal opportunity employer RLI welcomes applications from all interested candidates regardless of sex, gender, or disability. However, preference may be given to Indigenous applicants who demonstrate the skills and qualifications required for this position.
*Note - Please quote DC-HO in the subject line of your email and within your cover letter. Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent