Skills Development Counsellor

Skills Development and Employment Counsellor: Specializing in the provision of services to Recent Immigrants, Francophone and Visible Minorities.

Are you well organized, and a self-starter? Do you have experience working with Immigrants, Francophone Communities and visible minorities, to reach their professional and personal potential? We are looking for an Employment and Skills Development Counsellor to provide these highly individualized services.


-Collaboratively working with Piers team members to ensure optimal client-centered services are offered on a daily basis, and that program and participant targets are being met,
-Establishing cooperative and strong working relationships within the communities we are serving, including businesses, training institutions, program partners and community service providers,
-Providing intake and assessment services and developing a mutually agreed upon training plan for each participant,
-Providing in-house training in essential skills, soft skills, and life skills,
-Develop and revise curriculum as required and/or arrange supports to ensure success,
-Provide job search services, seek out, acquire and maintain job placements relevant to the clients needs and recent training,
-Provide one-on-one assistance to individuals around job search, such as online applications, informational interviewing workshops, calling employers (on behalf of or assisting the participant to do so) etc., and
-Arranging financial supports or other needed services for clients participating in the program.


- Certificate, diploma or degree, 2 years experience working with vulnerable populations, employment counselling or a combination of equivalent experience and/or training
- Additional languages an asset
- Self-starter who is highly skilled in marketing and job coaching activities for individuals with barriers to employment
- Demonstrated experience working with individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds
- Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance
- Flexibility to travel as required
- Strong computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a keen eye for details required.
- Clean Criminal Record Check (upon hiring)

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:00pm).

Piers values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please call 236 426 3838 and a member of our Human Resources team will respond to your request. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals that would like to request an accessibility accommodation as part of the recruiting process.

Please email [email protected] with your cover letter and resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in employment with Piers.
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Address:1799 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 5M8
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Post Date:Mar 31, 2021
Exp. Date:Apr 19, 2021
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:4410508