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Job Number:  44113
Bilingual Career Coach
Job Posted: Monday, 30 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
(90 days ago)
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


Explanation of Role: The Experience Ontario program provides recent high school graduates and Grade 12 students, who are uncertain of which post-secondary path to take, with career and education guidance and short (1 to 3 day) career exploration experiences (ex. job shadowing, information interviews, etc.) to explore options and clarify career goals. 


Position Type: full-time 1-year contract with good possibility of renewal

Number of Positions:  1

Experience: 2+ years

Location:  Toronto   

Start Date: May 2018

Reporting to: Program Coordinator/Career Coach


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

Bilingual Career and Postsecondary Education Coaching

  • Conducts intake sessions with Grade 12 students and recent high school graduates
  • Provides one-to-one career coaching and mentorship to help participants develop an individualized career and postsecondary exploration plan that includes job shadowing experience, postsecondary exploration and other appropriate activities
  • Facilitates regular workshops on career development; personal growth and development; how to transition successfully to post-secondary education, etc.
  • Administers interest inventories and career assessments to assist participants in career and postsecondary planning
  • Develops workshop content, materials and handouts in French
  • Arranges for each participant to attend a 1-day career exploration conference and provides support at this conference
  • Arranges for each participant to visit a postsecondary school campus or apprenticeship training centre to meet with campus staff and participate in campus tours of available resources
  • Assists participants to explore postsecondary education and apprenticeship opportunities, including assistance with financial supports (OSAP) and coordination of fees related to postsecondary applications
  • Assists participants to complete post-secondary applications
  • Develops and maintains accurate documentation of participant program plans and objectives
  • Liaises with high school guidance counsellors and teachers as required

Coordinates Short Career Exploration Experiences

  • Coordinates and conducts marketing and outreach activities to employers of various sectors
  • Secures voluntary short-term (1 to 3 day) career exploration experiences (i.e. job shadowing opportunities, informational interviews, site tours, etc.) for each participant
  • Coaches and motivates participants during their career exploration activities
  • Assists with the development of job search tools in English and French
  • Develops and maintains relationships with French-language or bilingual employers to ensure positive work placement experiences for participants in their areas of choice
  • Develops and maintains accurate documentation related to placements


  • Coordinates placements with wage subsidies for a small number of participants with needs, if budget permits
  • Provides supports such as tokens for transportation and equipment needed while job shadowing (hard hat, boots, etc.)
  • Attends monthly conference calls with Ministry of Education

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • University degree
  • Must be fully bilingual (English and French)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in employment, youth counselling or related social services fields
  • Career/vocational counselling/placement experience with youth considered a strong asset
  • Experience facilitating workshops
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong networking skills with employers, schools and community partners
  • Knowledge of local labour market and job search strategies and techniques
  • Must be willing to travel; a valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle is an asset
  • Flexible approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the program are met



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send a cover letter and resume to addressed to The Hiring Committee. Please 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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