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Job Number:  44082
Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Monday, 30 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
(82 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: North York Salary: (not entered)

Who is JVS Toronto?

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 $18 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.


Program Overview

The JVS Employment Source 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.


Employment Counsellor, Employment Source

Full-time / One-year contract / Starting ASAP / Jane Finch


The individual in this position will:

  • Assess client needs and develop service plans that demonstrate the coordination of appropriate interventions to support employment goals
  • Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community
  • Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of Employment Service Program, including all youth programs –YJC, YJCS, YJL, TYJC, and YouthReach
  • Demonstrate an outcome-focused case management ability; promoting Employment Ontario Services
  • Collaborate with WFS team on connecting clients with employers and administering employment supports
  • Maintain complete client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up
  • Apply knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services and resources across the GTA
  • Assist participants with the use of computers, the Internet, social media and other tools for further career training and job search
  • Provide clients with information and referral services, and administer and discuss Second Career applications
  • Have working knowledge of the EOIS CAMs and Salesforce systems

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


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, or a related subject
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of current labour market trends and job search approaches for a variety of occupations
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Sensitivity to diversity and the ability to deal effectively with many personality types
  • Knowledge of the local community
  • A Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position


Additional Preferred Qualifications (assets):

  • Certification from a Career and Work Counsellor Program
  • Certification from an institution such as VRA Canada or ICCI


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
JVS Toronto employees are invited to submit their resume and 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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