Employment Counselling

This course presents introductory theory and concepts of counselling individuals to make informed career choices. Participants are guided through assessments, career exploration, and job search. This course is designed to assist counsellors to provide basic job placement for clients.

Course Objectives

This course provides students with the knowledge needed to assist others in making decisions about their choice of employment. Students will explore barriers to employment, and learn to perform assessments, career exploration, and job search with clients.

Before the end of this course, students will demonstrate the following:

  1. An understanding of the uses of employment counselling skills, the methodologies and techniques in assisting clients facing either voluntary or involuntary career change, and the challenges of those facing barriers to employment
  2. Knowledge of the phases people pass through when facing unemployment or career change
  3. An understanding of the external factors that affect employment and unemployment
  4. Competence in guiding individuals through a process of self-discovery, self-esteem building, goal setting, and action-planning
  5. Knowledge of career assessments available to the counsellor, and an understanding of the limitations of testing
  6. Strategies for use in building an alliance with the resistant or discouraged client
  7. Strategies for supporting client entry into the workplace and managing problems of transition both for the client and the client’s employer

Additional Information

Found in These Programs: Life Skills Counsellor Certificate, Life Coach Diploma, Addiction Counselor Diploma, Wellness Counsellor Diploma, Professional Counsellor Diploma

Course Type: Daytime (FT)

Course Length: 1 week

Course Hours: 30

Prerequisites: COUN 100

Other Requirements: Enrollment in Life Skills Counsellor Certificate or any Diploma program.