Summer Program Worker – Career Development Counsellor | Temporary Full Time #1860

March 19, 2024

Are you looking to initiate your career in a field where you help others? Then, this position is for you. The Career Development Counselor works to support adults and transitioning youth with developmental disabilities and barriers to reach their employment goals. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and gain valuable work experience within a well-established support team.

Since 1952, Developmental Disabilities Association has been helping thousands of people in BC with developmental disabilities reach their full potential through support and advocacy. We create extended networks of support, invest in individual needs, and strive for an inclusive and safe community. Come see what we’re all about. Go to for our latest blogs and then connect with us on social and say hello! Facebook: @dda604 Twitter: @dda604 Instagram: @developdda

Vocational & Community Services
May 6, 2024 (ending August 23, 2024)
Temporary Full Time
 Flex based schedule //  37.5 hours per week 


The Career Development Counsellor will work with our Employment Services team to support adults and transitioning youth with developmental disabilities and barriers to employment to prepare for, seek and/or maintain employment. The successful candidate will assist with a variety of tasks and activities that support individuals in community based employment. This position is best suited for a highly organized individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is seeking a career in Career Development, Community Support, or Human Resources training. This position is subject to funding by Canada summer jobs. Position is conditional based on approval of application request by Service Canada


Education & Experience:

•    Post-secondary education or training in a related field (Social Services, Human Services, or Education).

•    Must be between ages of 18-30 at intake time, legally entitled to work in Canada, not hold another full time (30 or more hours) summer job

Preferred Experience:

    Previous experience working with adults with barriers to employment

    Demonstrated ability to successfully implement instructional and other support programs.

    Experience working in a professional team environment

Standard requirements of the Program Worker include:

•    Criminal Record Clearance

•    Medical Clearance

•    Valid First Aid/CPR

    Class 5 Drivers License

    Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract

    Use of a car with business insurance

•    Demonstrated competency in English

    Proficient with Microsoft Office 365– (asset) expertise in the development of online class content & implementation

•    Eligible to work in Canada

•    Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee status

*This position requires Union membership.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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