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Job Number:  43501
Workforce Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
(34 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Scarborough 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 over 65 years, our programs have supported young graduates, immigrants, mature workers, the unemployed and the underemployed. With annual revenues of $13 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.


This position is part of the JVS Employment Source Scarborough office, funded by MAESD, provides a range of employment services (information and referral, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops, job development/placement services) to unemployed individuals of all ages, financial backgrounds and skills to help them gain employment within their field or a related field.


Workforce Specialist, Employment Source

Full-time / One-year contract starting ASAP with possibility of renewal / Scarborough


The person in this position will:

  • Meet client job placement and retention targets
  • Support refugee clients in IRISE program with job shadowing opportunities and placements
  • Assist YJL (Youth Job Link) and EYTI (Employing Young Talent Initiative) clients with placements and necessary documentation
  • Assess client strengths, needs and job placement readiness. Negotiate employment opportunities that meet both client and employer needs
  • Carry out job development using JVS’ consultative sales model including prospecting (cold calling), networking, employer needs analysis, features/benefits and other EOPII job development and sales techniques
  • Provide job retention and job coaching support to clients
  • Build productive ongoing relationships with potential employers for agency programs/clients, contacting employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current client job placement needs, and advocating on behalf of the client
  • Follow up with employers and clients to support ongoing retention in employment or work assignment; monitor placements; assess work environment and identify strategies to maintain client success
  • Contribute to the cross-JVS Toronto team of those engaged in job development for other client groups and employer relations
  • Develop and prepare employment and retention plans, training agreements, client insurance, accommodations, claiming funds and associated file documentation; prepare and maintain files, statistics, reports and all documentation required to meet JVS and Ministry service standards

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

The successful candidate will have a community college diploma in business, or the social sciences with a minimum of 1-2 years’ demonstrated skills and related job development experience. Demonstrated success with a consultative sales model is preferred. Previous sales experience would be an asset. You are computer-literate; able to use specialized software to carry out responsibilities. You have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, have current knowledge of labour market trends and must be able to deal with community professionals and employers. A valid Ontario driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required. Certification from an institution such as VRA Canada or ICCI would be an asset. A Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
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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