Job Announcement | Career Counsellor

JOB VACANCY: Career Counsellor
CITY: Athens
CONTRACT LENGTH: 6-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension


Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities.

We combine action and research, aiming to promote human rights, equality and diversity, fight racism, xenophobia and discrimination in general. As an organization, we have over 10 years of experience in social action, sociological & legal research, project management and cultural events. We participate and cooperate with the largest human rights networks in Greece and Europe, claiming the rights of socially vulnerable groups, regardless of their origin, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

You will:

  • Provide individual career counselling sessions to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants with respect to the values of the organisation and in accordance with service’s plan
  • Provide prompt resolution on beneficiary’s career-related difficulties and barriers
  • Provide the grounds for beneficiaries to be empowered and motivated to look actively for solutions to their problems
  • Ensure that communication is documented regularly for reporting purposes
  • Serve as a liaison with formal educational institutes and public services, if needed
  • Facilitate job readiness and soft skills trainings on a weekly basis
  • Support the Diversity in the Workplace Network, if needed, communicate with employers and private sector actors
  • Refer beneficiaries to other organisations for services not provided by Generation 2.0 RED
  • Stay up-to-date with existing or upcoming job or educational opportunities
  • Conduct bibliographic research, write reports and articles on career-related topics
  • Design and facilitate workshops and seminars
  • Be creative with projects’ and ideas’ generation for further development of the service
  • Prepare highly demanding reports on a monthly basis and upon request

You will possess:

  • A Master’s Degree in Career Counselling and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Human Resources/Social Work
  • At least 2 years work experience as a Career Counsellor, Therapist, HR Officer or Social Worker; work experience with populations of diverse cultural backgrounds will be highly appreciated
  • Advanced command of spoken and written French
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Greek
  • Knowledge about labor market, trends, labor rights and procedures in Greece
  • Knowledge in entrepreneurship (will be a plus)
  • Good command of Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with social media
  • Good technical skills with various online employability tools
  • High professional ethics

You will demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills with respect to different cultures
  • A positive approach and empathy
  • Excellent organisational skills and time-management skills
  • Very good presentation and mentoring skills
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and result-orientation
  • Commitment to constant improvement of the service
  • Adaptability and good problem-solving skills in challenging and tricky situations
  • Excellent team-working skills in a diverse environment
  • Confidentiality

Please send your CV and a motivational letter at [email protected] with the indication “Vacancy: Career Counsellor” until 7/12/2018. The CVs will be assessed by G2RED regardless of your origin, religion, ethnicity or any other characteristics, as always.