Counsellor and Job Developer

Hope Action Values Ethics Culinary Training Society
Jun 15 2019 - 5:00pm

Monday through Friday, 8am to 3:30pm.


Approximately $20 per hour, depending on experience.

Job Description: 

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Operations and Development Director, the Counsellor/Job Developer responsibilities include supporting students through HAVE programs, providing life-skills training and preparing students to be job ready. In addition, the Counsellor/Job developer works with the community to promote HAVE programs and develops employment positions that match the strengths of students.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Experience working with high impact individuals with multiple barriers
Experience with conflict resolution
Counselling certificate an asset but proven experience is also acceptable
Job development experience and skills
Good written and verbal communications skills
Comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel
Must be able to learn how to use software to manage contacts and student profiles
Able to handle stress
Good organizational skills
Hold a valid Driver’s Licence
Experience in the nonprofit sector an asset
Grant writing experience is an asset

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Primary Responsibilities:
-Responsible for Student Intakes and Exits which involves filling out student intake questionnaires, keeping accurate records of students start and end dates and confidential information and create a case plan for each student.
-Providing supports to students, such as helping them to apply for BCID, Birth Certificates, SIN numbers etc.. Helping to find shelter space and transitional housing, treatment programs, connecting them with mental health resources and other no or low cost resources.
-Making yourself available to listen to student’s needs and to counsel them appropriately on a daily basis.
-Providing conflict resolution to students.
-Actively pursue potential employers through cold calling, Jobs Canada and WorkBC websites in order to procure employment for students.
-Arrange meetings with potential employers or other community stakeholders to share who we are and what we do.
Build relationships with employers and monitor student progress once they have been placed with an employer.
-Work with Correctional Services Canada clients and their respective parole officers and counsellors in helping recent parolees to achieve a successful transition back into society and find employment.
-Coach students in soft skills, resume writing, interview skills and communication skills.
-Deliver presentations to community organizations, mental health centres, and other organizations whose clients could benefit from the HAVE program.
-Deliver presentations to visiting groups and organizations who come to our Cafe to learn more about us.
-Interact with WorkBC Case Managers who refer clients to us.
-Reply to email inquiries regarding the program.
-Write reference letters for students.
-Ensure students are aware of HAVE policies and procedures.
-Keep orderly records for each student from intake assessment to graduation using HAVE’s CRM software.
-Refer clients to other community agencies where appropriate.

Secondary Responsibilities:
-Work with Directors and other staff on grant writing to secure funding.
-Write letters of thanks and acknowledgment to funder’s and others who provide services in-kind.
-Write press releases and contribute to social media (Facebook, Twitter)
-Assist the Front of House Manager during the lunch rush.
-Work the Front of House position when the Front of House Manager is absent or on holiday.
-Write progress reports for Executive Director and Board of Directors.
-Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors regarding all aspects of the program.
-Make catering deliveries as requested (vehicle provided if necessary).

How to Apply: 

info [at] have-cafe [dot] ca
Adriane King
Operations and Development Director
HAVE Culinary Training Society


Vancouver, BC