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Employment Counsellor 


Avalon Employment Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that assists adults with intellectual disabilities and autism seek and maintain meaningful employment. Avalon Employment Inc. has been servicing the St. John’s region since 1992.  
The Avalon Employment Team strive for their clients success in all aspects of the individuals employment; working with the individual to ensure readiness, skill development, workplace maintenance and ongoing support.  

 

Avalon Employment Inc. is currently seeking an Employment Counsellor to join our team.  This person is ultimately responsible for assessing the client’s skills and developing employment goals with an end result of securing employment. Additionally this individual is required to have strong interpersonal skills in order to develop job opportunities with businesses and organizations within the community.  
 

The Employment Counsellor will be responsible for; interviewing clients to obtain employment history, educational background, and career goals.  You will identify barriers to employment and assist clients with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing résumés and preparing for job interviews. This position will center on developing and sustaining partnerships with clients, and successfully connecting great talent with top employers in a fast and efficient manner.


Our new team member will build quality business networks through community events and current labour market information.  You will be creative and innovative when marketing to the business community and establishing long term employer partnerships. You should possess a working knowledge of intellectual disabilities and autism to confidently advise employers on human resources and other employment matters.


The ideal candidate would be well rounded and assertive with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous professional and educational experiences.  You are passionate about inclusion for people with disabilities and have an interest in the social sciences complimented with an aptitude for marketing. Must be organized, detail orientated, posses strong time management skills, be a team player and the ability to work independently. A combination of education and related experience would be considered an asset. A personal vehicle is mandatory.  


Start date: September 19, 2022
Salary:  $43,000-$45,000 to be determined based on education and experience
To apply for this position, send your resume to krista@avalonemploy.com

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