Field Guide by NSCDA
Career Development Professional 4 – Mobile

Career Development Professional 4 – Mobile

The Career Development Professional 4 – Mobile is a community-based role identifying, sourcing, building community connections, and promoting services to enhance client outcomes. They work with clients in a variety of settings such as libraries, community centers, or coffee shops.

Working within the community, the Career Development Professional 4 – Mobile is self-motivated with strong networking and communication skills. They also demonstrate sound time management skills and possess an elevated level of accuracy, attention to detail, critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Networking skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Advanced facilitation skills
  • Sales skills
  • Ability to meet people where they are in the community
  • Understanding of community/personal boundaries
  • Accountability in meeting set outcomes
  • Ability to seek out new opportunities
  • Ability to set your own appointments, schedule, and ability to track it all
  • Self-management skills
  • Autonomy
  • Post-secondary or equivalent
  • Recommended to have a CCDP designation (obtained or working towards)
  • Formal training in case management practices
  • Able to perform or conduct needs assessments
  • 5+ years of experience in the field
  • Demonstrated all competencies of CDP 4
  • Demonstrated the ability to foster community relationships
  • Case Management
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Career Theory
  • Digital Literacy
  • Mentorship
  • Health & Wellness
  • Challenging Clients
  • Facilitation

View NSCDA Course Catalogue

  • Band 1: Professional Practice: Competencies enabling effective practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 2: CDP Characteristic: Competencies distinguishing the field of career development practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 3: CDP Extended: Competencies required to deliver specialized services provided by CDPs. (Competencies 18 & 19)
  • Band 4: Outreach and Leadership: Competencies reflecting the strategic role of career development professionals. (Competencies 23 & 26)

Competency bands are from the National Career Development Professional Competency Framework

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Other Titles
  • Itinerant Case Manager
  • Mobile Case Worker
  • Portable Case Worker
  • Community Career Worker

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