VALUES THAT GUIDE US
Principles, work methods and responsibilities within the organization are based on values. These values are linked to the organizational culture and helps guides us towards every opportunity.
Dreams and Hope
« WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, YOU’LL SEE, NOTHING CAN BE TOO FAR AWAY »
– Marie-Jo Therio
OPJ wants to spark and sustain the dream, allowing the individual and the organization to reconnect, giving oneself the right to dream even if it’s crazy. OPJ advocates the hope that dreams come true, one step at a time.
« FREEDOM IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF
A COMMITMENT, BUT THE CAPACITY TO CHOOSE »
– Paul Coelho
Commitment requires personal involvement in carrying out one’s responsibilities within one’s role; respecting the mission, philosophy, values and vision of the organization.
Respect for yourself and others, inclusion and tolerance
« SELF-RESPECT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS »
– Jose Garcia
OPJ values the importance of the human aspect and developing the potential of each person, in an inclusive and equitable way. It is a question of treating the other with consideration and not infringing on their integrity or dignity, with openness to their differences and taking into account their history, their beliefs and their dreams.
« IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, WALK ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, WALK WITH OTHERS »
– Unknown proverb
Mutual assistance is a value-added of working together, teamwork, cooperation and sharing of happiness, but also difficulties. OPJ offers the ability to be part of a process of mutual aid rather than being competitive.
« I WANT TO BE ALL THAT I CAN BE »
– Katherine Mansfield
Surpassing oneself is a good method of improvement and progress, involving the ability of challenging oneself with humility, openness, goodwill and consent to continuing education and also to overcome your own limitations. OPJ promotes continuous improvement efforts and encourages everyone to complete their efforts according to their goals, aspirations and dreams.
APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY
OPJ has developed an approach that is part of the value-added philosophy of the organization.
VIP SERVICE: TOWARDS PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION
Our VIP service is offered on a voluntary basis and is accessible, free of charge. The key to success is the privileged relationship between the counselor and the accompanied individual, and is based on strong and existing values. By taking into consideration the individual’s dreams and aspirations, we team up to provide them with a professional project that makes sense and that will allow them to strive towards their full potential.
VIP service from OPJ is much more than professional know-how: it is the expression of our philosophical and ethical method of intervention. Requirements related to such a philosophy are high, because success relates to the quality of the relationship between the counselor and the individual.
TEAM MEMBERS AT OPJ
« Exactly 10 years ago, OPJ chose me. Very quickly, I also chose OPJ. Over the years, I have held the positions of employment counselor and coordinator. Recently, I have been the executive director. I am proud and happy to contribute to the influence and development of the organization that has brought me so much for all these years!
I have always been fortunate to be surrounded by a great team, solid and open, which puts the customer at the heart of its approach. My daily life is punctuated by constant self-improvement, unique encounters and stimulating projects. »
« What type of job I am going to do in my lifetime? I have asked myself this question so often that I have stopped counting. Originally from Rimouski, I dreamt of being a professional baseball player, veterinarian, military pilot, etc. As time passed and by working and gaining experience, I found some answers. One day, newly arrived in Montreal, I noticed an ad for employment at OPJ, and a phrase entitled You must dream … in order to realize that dream. Since that day, more than 10-years ago, I passionately work to pass on my experience to each and every individual that would like to make their mark in the workplace. »
« They often tell me that I have a nice smile, am friendly and flexible. I handle a variety of administrative tasks and I am also the one that greets individuals when they come into the office at OPJ or when I speak to them on the phone. It is very important to me that everyone feels at ease and feels welcome, whether they are coming to meet one of our counselors or to use one of our available computers.»
«Work with the human. This is the first idea that came to mind when I started making my professional dream piece by piece. Advancing, retreating, braking, turning in circles, turning around, accelerating … These are maneuvers that I have done several times at the wheel of my life before choosing the path of career development and so discover the team of OPJ who by his welcome and openness allowed me to find happiness at work.
Whether your journey is linear, divided, mountainous, circular or labyrinthine, it is with pleasure that I will use my listening, my warmth and my creativity to meet you, where you are and to accompany you , for a moment, towards your professional happiness.»
« A long journey full of challenges led me to reorient my career to finally work in a field that corresponds to my values and makes sense for me.
The welcome and the accompaniment with the human being fascinates me. Building a quality relationship with respect, authenticity and judgment-free are priorities for me. I like listening to people and helping them build their career plans and dreams one step at a time.
I did my internship at OPJ and it was love at first sight for the values that are conveyed there. It is with pleasure that I joined this wonderful team where openness and collaboration allow me to evolve as a consultant.
It will be a joy for me to cross your path and walk a long way together!»
« Being lost myself I have always said, if I am lost I am convinced, that other people are too. So, why help people who are struggling to make a career or school choice? That’s why I decided to study career counseling and become an employment counselor to help people like me who had big question marks about their future. »
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