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Job Number:  47021
Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Friday, 10 August 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
(14 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: York / Durham area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Markham Salary: (not entered)

Who is JVS Toronto?

JVS Toronto believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, JVS Toronto has been giving the power of employment and improved learning serving 10,000 new individuals annually through career, employment, and assessment services in Toronto and York Region. We also help businesses recruit the workforce they need to be successful. JVS Toronto is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of our services without charge. Visit www.jvstoronto.org.


JVS Toronto offers you a paid vacation allowance, health & dental benefits, an employee assistance program (EAP), and corporate discounts.


Program Overview

The JVS Employment Source Markham 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, Job ID #8008

Employment Source

Full-time / Starting ASAP / Markham


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Conduct intake and assessment of clients for the appropriateness of the Employment Service Program in Markham
  • Assess each client’s needs and develop a service plan that demonstrates the coordination of appropriate interventions to support his/her employment goals
  • Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community
  • Facilitate itinerant services and outreach to market the program and serve job seeker needs in the community
  • 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 and specifically in Markham
  • 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


Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Work, Education, or a related subject with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current labour market trends, along with existing and emerging job search strategies for a variety of occupations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in supporting preparation and improvement in areas such as resume writing, LinkedIn and interviewing for a variety of occupations
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills with the ability to work within a team environment to generate results for job seeker success
  • Sensitivity to diversity and the ability to deal effectively with many personality types, including, but not limited to, clients with multiple barriers and internationally educated professionals
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience working in an Employment Ontario setting or similar program
  • Certification from a Career and Work Counsellor Program
  • Certification from an institution such as VRA Canada or ICCI
  • Knowledge of the local community, such as resources, referral sources, etc.
  • A second language reflecting the clients in the community such as French, Cantonese and/or Mandarin
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter ASAP to .
Applications will be accepted only through the above e-mail address.
Please include the job title and job ID # in the subject line.
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

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