Employment Counsellor (Job Search Workshop Facilitator)

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Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
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OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

Position Summary:

The Job Search Workshops Facilitator provides pre-employment information, guidance and support to internationally trained individuals. Based within Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), the individual is a member of the Job Search Workshop team, supported and coordinated by World Skills. This individual is responsible for conducting intake, assessment and referrals; facilitating JSW workshops and providing one-on-one employment counselling services to eligible OCISO clients. This part-time position requires excellent time management and interpersonal skills and a strong desire to help newcomers integrate into the Canadian workplace.

Reports to: Manager, Community Economic Development


  • Provide one-on-one intake, assessment and referral services to clients
  • Provide appropriate employment coaching/support and follow through as needed
  • Follow-up on client progress and tracking after service delivery
  • Enter information into centralized profile tracking system and database
  • Facilitate pre-employment sessions for groups and contribute to their development where required
  • Contribute to reports and other publications requiring data and testimonials
  • Participate in on and off-site staff and team meetings
  • Participate in outreach activities when required
  • Actively contribute to the efficient functioning of the organization
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti-oppression policy within the work environment and in the community


  • University degree or college diploma in a related field
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and cross-cultural communication
  • Background in adult education and learning principles an asset
  • Experience facilitating groups and providing individual counselling
  • Experience in language assessment is an asset
  • Knowledge of immigration and labour market trends
  • Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in French and/or other languages is an asset
  • Strong presentation, writing and organizational skills
  • Strong intercultural and communication skills
  • Sensitivity to, and understanding of, issues of concern to the immigrant community
  • Proficiency with current computer applications including the MS Office Suite, internet based productivity tools and databases

Term: Part-time - 14 hours/week, May 2020 – Indefinite
Salary & Benefits: $45,500 - $48,500 (pro-rated for part-time position). Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by April 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. to:

Halimah Shaw, H.R Administrator

Email: hr@ociso.org

OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview

Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted.