Employment Counseling Workshop

Impact of Unemployment

  • Stages of adjustment
  • The job search burn out
  • The job loss cycle
Barriers to Employment

  • Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Abuse, Addiction
Preventing Non-compliance

  • Recognizing non-compliance
  • Causes of non-compliance
  • Reducing non-compliance
  • Managing your reactions to non-compliance

Motivating Clients

  • Motivation theories applications and limits
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, Theory X and Theory Y, Herzberg’s Dissatisfyers and Satisfyers, Behavior Modification, Koman’s demotivators and motivators.
  • The P.A.L. motivational system
Job Search Strategies

  • Labour Market Realities
  • Developing a individualized job search plan
  • 4 Games to finding a job before it gets advertised. A time tested job search system.
  • The 4P job search system. A step by step approach to playing the waiting game.
  • Organizing the job search – record keeping and scheduling.

Low-Risk Job Interviews

  • Understanding employer patterns
  • Presentation and non-verbal behaviours
  • Demonstration of specific behaviors that help to create positive impressions
  • Interview preparation
  • Low-risk and high-risk answers to common interview questions
  • Questions to ask during an interview
A Task Centered Employment Counselling Model

  • Highlights of research about time limited counselling
  • Summary of Task-Centered Theory – structure of contracts with the client in which problems, goals and tasks are agreed upon
  • Direct and indirect job search tasks related to the four games to finding a job before it gets advertised and low risk job interview strategies
  • Independent, assisted and the structured job search
  • Examples of action tasks related to employment planning, job searching, job interviews, education, community placements and community referrals
  • Task Centered planning and action plan summary process and examples
Employment Counselling Assessment

  • Process – discuss overall process, clarify roles and expectations, explain the assessment and action plan development process, gather information
  • Employment Assessment questions to motivate and encourage
  • Motivational information and strategies
  • Employment assessment and action plan development
Employment Planning

  • Predestination and self-transformation
  • Richard Bolles – Three stages of personal development
  • Labour market predictions use and limitations
  • Labour market prediction factors and considerations
  • Frank Feathers’ 5 wave economy
  • Emerging careers and best jobs for the 21st Century
  • Personality and vocational tests : Holland Code, True Colors, CHOICES, National Occupational Classification (NOC), VALPAR 3000, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Counselling and Interviewing Skills

  • Characteristics of an effective helper
  • Microskills hierarchy – attending, open and closed questions, observation skills, encouraging, paraphrasing, summarization, reflection, confrontation, focusing
  • Influencing skills – assessing developmental orientation, directives, logical consequences, self-disclosure, feedback, interpretation and reframing, influencing summary, information, advice, instruction, suggestion, skill integration
  • The interview structure
Dealing with difficult people

  • Signs of a difficult person
  • Goals of a misbehaving adult
  • Your responses and reactions
  • The 4C method for handling difficult people
  • Practical strategies for diffusing difficult situations
Duration: 4 Days (Program runs once a month)

Cost: $ 1999 + HST

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