Vocational Counsellor

Vocational Counsellor

SP4 Social Services Worker 4


Economic Development & Jobs

Provincial Services , Workforce Training & Employment

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38269

Salary(s):   SP4 $56,040.00 – $77,714.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 9, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

This position provides services in compliance with provincial program policies and standards and is responsible for vocational case management and service coordination related to supporting program participants to develop realistic and achievable employment goals. Each position has responsibility for an assigned caseload of participants and coordinates a range of vocational services as well as providing case management. The vocational counsellor has the authority to provide employment and financial supports to participants with the goal of achieving greater independence. This position works closely with other agencies and educational institutions in support of program participants. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide a satisfactory Child Abuse and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (vulnerable sector search included)
  • Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle to travel for work purposes
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends as required


  • Post secondary degree in Social Sciences (preferably BSW). Other combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Case management experience including referral and intakes, performing comprehensive assessments, establishing interventions, service planning, service coordination, counselling, monitoring and evaluation in a social service setting
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families in the provision of a range of services that meet family, health, social and employment needs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a complex work environment with competing demands
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ablity to interact sensitively, respectfully and in a non-judgmental manner
  • Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate with various levels of staff and the public especially people from diverse backgrounds or who are socially disadvantaged
  • Excellent written communications skills including experience writing formal documents such as letters and or reports


  • Knowledge of the mandate and services of Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (formally marketAbilities)

Reporting to the Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Provincial Program Manager, the Vocational Counsellor is accountable for the provision, case management and program delivery of services to eligible persons with disabilities including mental, psychiatric and learning disabilities.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38269

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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