Job Description

This section outlines the role.

Specialized Employment Counsellor – WorkBC Duncan
At ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd., our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

We are looking for a new team member to add value to the team. If you have a passion for helping people find success in their quest to find employment, and have experience working with people who have complex mental health needs and setting and achieving goals with them, you could be the perfect fit for our Specialized Employment Counsellor position in our Duncan WorkBC Employment Services Centre.

As a member of the Client Services Team, the Specialized Employment Counsellor (SEC) is responsible for determining the barriers to a client’s functional needs.  The SEC will administer assessments to evaluate the client’s needs in the workplace and will counsel multi-barrier individuals regarding career planning and development, occupation selection and work search strategies.  They will work with clients to identify barriers to employment and strategies to overcome them and, where appropriate, refer to additional services for further assistance and/or diagnostic assessments.  Explore and research job accommodations and aids, needed to help multi-barrier clients access work opportunities. The SEC will be responsible for delivering Customized Employment Services, including completion of Discovery Assessments, Job Carving, and Job Coaching on site. Additionally, the SEC will liaise with employers for the purpose of Job Development to find paid employment for clients with disability specific barriers to entering the workforce.

Essential Qualifications and Required Skills

Post-secondary education in a relevant field: Career or Employment Development, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Counselling, Education or Human Resources or equivalent combination of experience and education; preference a bachelor’s degree in Human Services
Understanding of intersectionality as it applies to people who may experience barriers
Training in Employment Counselling theories and processes and career assessment tools; preference for Career Practitioner Training
Experience in counselling clients with career planning, vocational selection, job search, identifying and overcoming barriers to employment and personal and career management
Assisting clients in developing and refining Action Plans
Experience in delivering and understanding of Case Managed Services:  Work Experience Services, Skill Enhancement Services Self-Employment and Job Search Services
Experience in working with individuals with complex barriers and disabilities
Experience in working with immigrants and visible minorities
Experience in coaching and mentoring Clients
Demonstrated experience in case and file management
Possess highly developed written and verbal communication skills
ETHOS is a Learning Organization. We encourage continuous learning and growth, offering ongoing professional development and Learning and Development Plans that financially assist our staff in continuing their education. We offer above-average leave and sick day coverage, a Health Spending Account, mental health strategies that include a paid day off to focus on you, and a Wellness Account to use towards Health, Fitness, and Wellness.

Job Type: Contract – March 31, 2027

Wage: $28.00 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

How To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Job Commitments

This section outlines the commitment expected of a successful applicant.

Job Type & Location

This job is offered under the following conditions:


Job Types

Full Time

30 hours a week or more and ongoing.

Working Locations


Work on-site at the business location.


This job offers the following hours, schedules and shifts:

Weekly Hours Range

37 38

hours per week

Schedule Types

Fixed Hours

Hours will be set within the hour range by the employer.

Shift Start Times


Shifts may begin between 7am-11am


This section outlines the job's remuneration.


This job offers the following wage before taxes and other deductions:

Working on PWD Benefits

If you receive Person With Disabilities Assistance you can earn up to a certain amount after taxes and other deductions without affecting your benefits. For details see Annual earnings exemptions on

Working on CPP Disability Benefits

If you receive Canada Pension Plan disability benefits you must inform Service Canada if earning more than a specific amount per year before taxes and other deductions. Details can be found under the "Doing paid work while receiving CPP disability benefits" heading in Section 5.0 of the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit toolkit.


This job offers the following benefits:




Retirement Plan

Life Insurance

Disability Insurance


This section outlines the job's required capabilities.


Up to 5 lbs pounds

...must be lifted and transported by hand as part of the job.

Physical Position


You must sit the majority of the time.



This job requires multitasking.

Example: speaking while entering information into a computer.

Digital Literacy


Examples: calendars, video calls, word processing.

Repetitive Tasks


This job involves repetitive tasks and/or the same duties daily.



This job requires critical thinking and independent problem-solving.

Example: resolving a customer complaint within company policy.

Workplace Noise


The position is remote or the workplace is silent.

Support & Guidance


Someone is always available to provide support and guidance.

Team Size

Up to 10 peers peers

...are part of the team this role will work with on a daily basis.

Break Flexibility


Break structure can be determined by the employee within legal boundaries.

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