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Job Number:  38124
Employment Specialist/Job Developer
Job Posted: Thursday, 14 September 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017
(53 days ago)
Caledon Community Services
Region: Halton / Peel area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Bolton Salary: (not entered)


Temporary Contract – Maternity Leave Coverage


Position Type: Full-Time (35 hours/week) Temporary Contract (Maternity Leave Coverage)            

Location: Bolton, ON          

Start Date: November 2017              Expected End Date: December 2018             

Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2017


Agency Overview: Caledon Community Services (CCS) is a multi-service, community-impact organization and recognized leader in addressing health and care, transportation, employment, training, resettlement, business development and social service needs of individuals and families in the Town of Caledon and surrounding communities. CCS operates an integrated, client focused model of services that provides seamlessness between distinct programs, innovations in service delivery, significant volunteer leadership and myriad multi-sector partnerships and collaborations directed towards community building and meeting the needs of a growing Caledon Community.


Position Overview: The Employment Specialist assists individuals with their employment goals, job search strategy, and provides support with career clarification, goal setting, skills and interest assessment, interview, employment preparation, job placement and referrals. The Employment Specialist will be responsible to provide part or all aspects of the Employment Service model.


Summary of Responsibilities: The Employment Specialist/Job Developer is a member of the Employment & Development Division, Employment Services team. Under the general direction of the Director, Employment Services the incumbent will provide:


Job Matching, Placement & Incentives (JMPI) focus:

  • Conduct monitors and provide coaching and support during the placement including identifying and resolving workplace issues that may affect participant success both during and after the placement;
  • Provides enhanced coaching and support for those individuals who need additional support when an on the job placement, employment and or advancement are unlikely without further assistance;
  • Develops support plans with the individual the mentor/coach and the employer as is appropriate;
  • Assists in job development and with matching eligible individuals according to their skills and interests with work opportunities. This may include paid or volunteer; experiential or on the job training;
  • Assists in matching individuals who are unlikely to succeed in conducting their own job search, even with support due to other barriers to their employment, according to their skills and interests with work opportunities;
  • Facilitates work opportunities and negotiation of employment relationships on behalf of clients including placement agreements and contracts with individuals and employers that include training objectives and commitments and financial incentives;
  • Arranges experiential or on the job training for individual participants with employers including volunteer, job test and hire, work experience and on the job training opportunities;
  • Facilitates provision of financial support to remove barriers to participation;
  • Conducts outreach to employers to identify opportunities and promote job matching and placement support;
  • Ensures that employers meet all eligibility criteria, conduct at least one site visit per employers prior to placements to confirm a suitable and safe work environment;
  • Conducts monitors and provide coaching and support during the placement including identifying and resolving workplace issues that may affect participant success both during and after the placement;
  • Supports and maintains online job bank including employer/job seeker accounts, postings and provides administrative support as required. Administers contract with employers, including the timely processing and payment of financial incentives.


Resources and Information:

  • Offers flexibility to deliver all aspects of the ES model as required;
  • Provides information on local training and employment opportunities, community service supports, occupational and training requirements and resources to support independent job search, career clarification and planning, and informed education, training and employment decisions;
  • Orients new, incoming clients to the Resource Centre and available services;
  • Develops and maintains systems that will assist clients in accessing services and resources;
  • Makes determination if a client is best served through unassisted, assisted and/or other Employment Services programs;
  • Makes external referrals to community partners, programs and services as needed;
  • Maintains and updates print and electronic materials in the resource centre including Job Postings;
  • Prepares materials for information sessions/workshops and promotional purposes, working closely with Communications department;
  • Delivers workshops and information sessions on employment and education/training topics, career exploration, labour market information, job search techniques, etc.;
  • Assists clients with computer usage, including internet-based services and use of e-mail;
  • Ensures that CCS Front Reception services are effectively and efficiently delivered to clients, public and internal staff and volunteers.


Client Assessment:

  • Engages clients in the completion of a comprehensive needs assessment and develops service plan based on individual needs;
  • Provides coaching and informal counseling in those life skills that support successful employment;
  • Supports individuals for disclosure of disabilities that may affect employment participation;
  • Develops relationships with clients, coworkers and external agencies to facilitate and support effective case management;
  • Utilizes the in house and Ministry systems for tracking clients, conducting follow up and recording activities while ensuring confidentiality of client records in compliance with all statutory requirements and Agency protocols.


Job Search & Retention:

  • Provides job search and career exploration, identification and clarification of interests, abilities, skills, education and experience in relation to short and long term career and employment goals in a group or individual setting;
  • Facilitates the preparation of job search tools including resumes and applications, interview and job search strategies, school and training records;
  • Supports mentoring and coaching during the job search process;
  • Provides supported referral and access to other services including but not limited to education & training;
  • Facilitates structured and individualized support for conducting successful job search to individuals in a group setting or individually;
  • Provides documentation of a clear rationale to support the participant accessing the job retention part of the ES service including the service plan and any preliminary work done that supports the clients need for retention services;
  • Works with Division Job Development team to ensure clients are appropriately referred to JMPI services when ready. 



  • Participates in a team approach to ensure that the effective and co-operative functioning across the division;
  • Participates in a division team approach to ensure that the effective and co-operative functioning of all specialist is maintained;
  • Participates in decision making procedures within the context of the mission statement;
  • Participates in staff meetings and community meetings deemed appropriate by the Division Director;
  • Develops strong working relationships with affiliates;
  • Supports and maintains online job bank including employer/job seeker accounts, postings and provides administrative support as required;
  • Travels (by car or public transportation) and works off-site as assigned;
  • Represents the Centre and program as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Summary of Qualifications:


  • 2 year college diploma in related field such as Social Service Work, Career and Work Counseling, Career Development, Career Foundations;
  • 1 to 2 years related experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in some or all aspects of Job Search, Job Placement and Incentives or Job Retention including employment/coaching;
  • Experience facilitating job search related sessions with knowledge of current job search techniques and assessment tools in a group setting to adult learners;
  • Understanding of job search strategies, career counseling and experience facilitating full time job search sessions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups – including adults, youth, newcomers to Canada or other groups with specialized needs;
  • Demonstrated understanding of community resources, programs and services;
  • Ability to administer and interpret assessment instruments; Personality Dimensions, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Choices Career System or Life Skills Certification would be an asset;
  • Computer literate and internet experience and familiar with using career resources including computerized assessment tools;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills;
  • Strong presentation/facilitating and one to one coaching skill;
  • Clean Criminal Records Check.
How to Apply:
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Interested applicants can apply by forwarding an updated resume and cover letter via e-mail by September 30, 2017. Please cite competition #17-38.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected to attend an interview. CCS is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applications from qualified individuals from diverse groups including Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity and other grounds identified under the Ontario Human Rights Code. CCS will provide information and/or accommodation pertaining to this job posting and/or the recruitment process in an accessible manner upon request.
Contact Details:
Sandra Sciulli, CHRP
Human Resources Specialist
Caledon Community Services
18 King Street East
Bolton, ON, L7E 1E8

www:   ccs4u.org

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