Job Developer/Employment Counsellor – Fergus


July 28, 2021


Aug 28, 2021

Job Title:

Job Developer/Employment Counsellor


2nd Chance Employment Counselling

Company Description:

The Job Developer/Employment Counsellor will assist job seekers with disabilities to find, secure and maintain employment. Contacting employers on behalf of job seekers is required. For more information on our services please go to our website

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Job Type:

Full Time

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Start Date:





$53,139.00 per year


• This position is full time, 35 hours per week, and may require, on rare occasions, working evenings or weekends. • Position is located in our Fergus office serving clients in Guelph Wellington County. Reliable transportation is required. Responsibilities and Duties • Meet with job seeker to obtain employment history, educational background, career goals etc. Assess employment related needs including disclosure of disability and accommodations • Identify barriers to employment and provide appropriate supports to job seeker • Provide employment support including resume writing, cover letters, mock interviews, Linked in, interview skills, job search strategies etc. • Contacting local business to educate on our services and supports and market specific clients • Provide job coaching supports for clients that need assistance during orientation on the job • Maintain file case notes and appropriate documentation regarding clients’ progress and follow up. Enter accurate client data into designated reporting computer systems and updates as needed • Facilitate employment related workshop • Other duties as assigned


Must Demonstrate/Have: • 3 + years’ work experience supporting individuals with disabilities. Experience providing employment counselling is an asset • Training or education in career development, social services and/or related field • Good knowledge of community services and how to access them • Excellent administrative and time management skills • Comfortable using social media and virtual platforms such as Zoom

How to Apply:

Please submit resume AND cover letter by August 13/21. Applications not accompanied with a cover letter will not be considered. To email your resume and cover letter directly please visit


2nd Chance Employment welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. *Due to Covid-19 our interview process will likely be in a virtual format at this time depending on current social distancing rules as dictated by the Wellington Dufferin – Guelph Public Health Unit