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Job Number:  42658
Placement Specialist
Job Posted: Monday, 12 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
(in 13 days)
The Career Foundation
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Organization Profile:  The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.


At The Career Foundation we value inclusiveness and embrace diversity in the workplace.  We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative and team-oriented.


We also offer:

    • Competitive compensation
    • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
    • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
    • An RRSP matching plan
    • A wellness program


The Career Focus program helps post-secondary educated youth gain career-related work experience through work placements in high-demand fields. With support from Employment Ontario hubs, the Career Focus team assists clients to fine tune resumes, cover letters and interview skills. They also provide half-day job retention/employer expectations workshops.


Position Type: Full-time contract (until August 2018, with very good possibility of extension)

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Number of Positions: 1

Experience: 2+ years

Location: Toronto

Start date: Immediately


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

  • Coordinating and conducting marketing and outreach activities to employers, associations, sectors and community partners
  • Liaising with community partners regarding client referrals and client progress
  • Conducting intake sessions with potential candidates for the program
  • Managing individual and team administrative duties: scheduling appointments for candidates, completing necessary paperwork, maintaining client and employer files and filing system
  • Delivering job retention / employer expectations workshops and information sessions, and other workshops, as needed, at all locations
  • Assisting clients to develop resumes, cover letters and interview skills
  • Coaching and motivating clients during job searching and work placements
  • Ensuring successful job development for clients in their areas of choice by developing and maintaining relationships with employers in high-demand fields
  • Ensuring quality of placements by matching candidates’ skills with job requirements
  • Developing and maintaining accurate placement documentation
  • Administering placement agreements with wage subsidies; monitoring wage subsidies throughout client placements
  • Ensuring individual placement targets are met
  • Extensive travel on a regular basis to visit employers and to work from various office locations

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • University degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ direct service experience in recruitment, job development and / or job coaching
  • Superior written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • 2 years of work experience in social, health or related fields
  • Understanding of and ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate job leads and secure positions for clients
  • Vocational counselling / placement experience with youth considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of local labour market and job search strategies and techniques
  • Strong resume and cover letter writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Willing to travel daily within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (and beyond)
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle is essential
  • Flexible approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the program are met
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset




How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit cover letter and resume to addressed to The Hiring Committee. Remember to quote the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.
Contact Details:
www:   www.careerfoundation.com

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