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Job Number:  45774
Employment Counsellor (12-month contract)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
(70 days ago)
The Yonge Street Mission
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Yonge Street Mission (YSM) is a Christian development agency committed to ending chronic poverty in Toronto
within one generation. We go above and beyond meeting immediate needs by offering holistic programs,
customized development plans, and personal pathways that guide transformation in the lives of people living
with poverty from merely surviving to thriving. The Employment Services is seeking a full-time Employment
Counsellor (EC) to operate within the Youth Job Connection employment program by supporting our
community members on a pathway to sustainable and meaningful employment.


Program Overview:
The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex
barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement
opportunities.


Purpose of Role:
This position is a direct report to the YJC Coordinator and operates within the Employment Ontario (EO) model
in alignment with YSM’s organizational strategy, values and theological foundations of service.


Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
● Providing employment counselling that includes: screening, intake, assessment, goal setting, monitoring, referrals and life skills support to youth in need, newcomers to Canada and other marginalized demographics
● Detailed management of client’s information and progress in EO’s Information System (CaMS) and YSM’s internal database (ETO)
● Outcome focused, relational case-management with the ability to lead group facilitation through workshop delivery and program innovation
● Advocacy and partnership development with community organizations, maintaining a safe space for diverse participants, including the LGBTQ community, racialized participants, and people living with mental illness
● Collaborating effectively within the employment services team and other YSM departments to create an effective and efficient referral process


Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:
● Results oriented with clear communication and superior time-management skills, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, changing environment
● Post-secondary degree along with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
● Proven ability to manage a caseload of diverse youth facing multiple barriers to employment
● Ability to guide groups in participation, teamwork and goals
● Ability to draw on strong motivational and rapport-building skills in a cross-cultural context
● Comfortable in an unpredictable drop-in environment; ability to de-escalate conflict and interact with participants who have experienced various forms of trauma
● Strong administrative skills with attention to detail
● Demonstrated commitment to YSM’s principles of faith, mission and values https://www.ysm.ca/our-guiding-principles/
● A police check will be required

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send resume and cover letter in confidence to (include ‘YJC-EC’ in subject line)
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Learn more about YSM at www.ysm.ca
Contact Details:

www:   www.ysm.ca


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