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Job Number:  43469
Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
(74 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

JVS Toronto is a non-profit leader in career and employment services for jobseekers and employers across the GTA, supporting more than 21,000 individuals annually. For 70 years, our programs have supported young graduates, immigrants, mature workers, the unemployed and the underemployed. With annual revenues of $16 million, our services are delivered in 9 Toronto locations by a dedicated team of approximately 170 staff including qualified employment counsellors, workforce specialists and psychologists, making JVS a well-known leader in this field. Our employees are respected in the community for being responsive and client-centred; we value their contributions and offer a generous benefits package. To view some of the good work we do, please visit our website at www.jvstoronto.org.


This position will be in the Youth: Community Choices for Success (Y:CCS) program, part of the JVS Toronto Disability Services. Y:CCS supports youth (18-30) with a dual diagnosis of mental health and a developmental disability to enhance their quality of life and increase their inclusion in the community.


Employment Counsellor, Y:CCS

Full-time / One-year contract with possibility of extension, starting May 12, 2018 / Dufferin & Lawrence


The individual in this position will:

  • Interview and assess participants with developmental disabilities and mental health issues for suitability for the program
  • Develop and facilitate group workshops that promote communication and work-related skill-building, community inclusion and civic participation
  • Provide employment counseling to a caseload of 15-20 participants in conjunction with the JVS Workforce Specialist
  • Provide assessment, case management and one-to-one support to 15-20 participants
  • Deliver individualized counseling for employment-related challenges and assist with job coaching in the community
  • Develop strategies, program alternatives, service plans and goals in collaboration with participants including bi-annual ISP
  • Liaise and case manage with community mental health professionals, referral workers and participants to make recommendations for skill development and other interventions
  • Work within the mandate of the Quality Assurance Measures (QAM), Developmental Services Ontario, and JVS Toronto program guidelines
  • Maintain documentation, statistical reports and client files as required by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and JVS Toronto

Please note that flexible hours/evenings/ weekends may be required.


You are a university graduate in Social Work, Adult Education or a related field of Human Services with 2-3 years of experience supporting individuals who have a dual diagnosis. You possess extensive knowledge of mental health and developmental disability issues and their impact on social inclusion and community involvement. In addition to strong counselling skills, you have experience facilitating groups for a range of learning styles and demonstrate excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills as well as the ability to develop respectful and trusting relationships with participants. The successful candidate will possess strong collaboration skills, oral and written communication skills and is a positive team player. Up to date CPR and First Aid Certifications are required for this position as is current Crisis Prevention and Intervention training certification. Proficiency using Windows applications and the ability to learn Salesforce and other in-house software is essential. Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position. Bilingual and fluency in French is an asset.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter ASAP to .
Applications will be accepted only through the above e-mail address.
JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.
Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
JVS Toronto
Head Office
74 Tycos Drive
Toronto, ON, M6B 1V9

Tel: (416) 787-1151

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