Employment Counsellor – Online Services - Grande Prairie
Rupertsland Institute
Grande Prairie, AB
The Role
As an Online Employment Counsellor with Rupertsland Institute, you will be responsible for assisting Métis clients to achieve long-term sustainable employment. Client interaction is completed through email, online applications and phone conversations. Clients may originate from across Alberta.

Primary duties are:
Conduct employability assessments and case management of clients
Assist clients to identify and overcome potential barriers to employment
Advise on Métis Nation of Alberta, Rupertsland Institute and other applicable programs and eligibility criteria
Maintain up-to-date, accurate records of client files
Liaise with employers and other community organizations to promote programs, services, clients and market online programming
Key Responsibilities

Ability to develop rapport with clients through email and telephone to collect information to determine the support required.
Assist clients to understand funding eligibility criteria and assist the client with completing funding applications.
Enter data in databases and develop individual action plans required by Métis
Employment Services.
Support clients while they are completing their interventions
Liaison with schools, instructors and internal RLI staff.
Coach clients on job search, interviews, and assist with making informed choices with employment/education plans.
Assist with student loan applications, scholarships, work placements, and bursaries.
Ensure all electronic and hard copies of files are kept up to date with accurate information.
Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)

To Fit the Role

Knowledge of Alberta Labour Market supply and demand, trends and economic outlook.
Knowledge of the challenges, barriers, social and economic factors facing Aboriginal, particularly Métis clients.
Knowledge of Métis culture and the community.
Knowledge of education programs, institutions, and occupational requirements.
Ability to multi task and able to set priorities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to apply effective counselling techniques.
Ability to handle high caseloads
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Organized and demonstrates good time and change management
Strong computer skills and experience using internal databases, Microsoft Office software

Education and Experience

Post-secondary education in Human Services, Social Work, or Career Development and/or 3 to 5 years of experience in a related field.

Other Requirements

Ability to travel throughout Alberta as required.
Travel up to 10%. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Grande Prairie

Rupertsland Institute offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a generous pension plan.

Application Deadline
June 14, 2019

Application Procedure
To apply, please send your resume to employment@rupertsland.org no later than June 14, 2019, quoting job EC-Online.

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