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Employment Counselor – Job Posting

July 18, 2015 

Position: Employment Counselor / Case Manager

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) is a non-profit, social service agency serving the needs of d/Deaf, Deaf Blind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and energetic person for a Employment Counselor / Case Manager position in our Victoria office.


Under the WorkBC Employment Program of BC (EPBC), IDHHC Employment Counselor / Case Manager assess client skills and career goals and provide one-to-one support in developing a detailed action plan to reach employment objectives. This position helps assess vocational and training opportunities for clients of the organization and supports clients in learning duties and associated behaviors that lend themselves to obtaining and retaining employment. Duties will also include development of customized employment, employment planning, job search, job placement on site support and job maintenance.  

This position is supervised by the Manager – Community Services and Executive Director.


Qualifications include: Degree or diploma or certification in a related social service field; completion of college/ vocational or technical training or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Three to five years’ experience in the area of employment counseling and case management; or three year’s previous direct program delivery experience with a target client group with a demonstrated working knowledge of specific community based programs / vocational counseling / placement experience with individuals with disabilities required. Must have proficient written and spoken English as well as strong computer database skills and ICM experience is a strong asset. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of Deaf culture, hearing loss and its implications; as well those with American Sign Language skills are strongly preferred. A valid BC Driver’s License is required.


Complete job description available at http://www.idhhc.ca?

Remuneration will depend on experience.?


Closing date: Applications will be accepted until July 29th 2015 or until the position is filled.

Only those short listed will be contacted.


Please submit resume with cover letter to:  

Executive Director, Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

#201-754 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 1E1

or fax: (250) 592-8199 or e-mail: idhcc@idhhc.ca


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