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Job Number:  48003
Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Friday, 14 September 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 5 October 2018
(40 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Scarborough 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.


Program Overview

The JVS Employment Source Scarborough office, funded by MTCU, 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 #8013

Employment Source

Full-time / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Scarborough


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community
  • Assess client needs and develop service plans that demonstrate the coordination of appropriate interventions to support employment goals
  • Demonstrate an outcome-focused case management ability; promoting Employment Ontario Services, and identifying and supporting opportunities for itinerant services in the community
  • Provide clients with information and referral services, and administer and discussion Second Career applications
  • Maintain complete client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up
  • Coordinate provision of services with the Job Development team; effectively assess clients’ motivation, reliability and dependability
  • Assist participants with the use of computers, the Internet, social media and other tools for further career training and job search
  • Have knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services and resources across the GTA
  • Have working knowledge of the EOIS CaMS, Salesforce systems
  • Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of the Scarborough employment programs


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




Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to diversity; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively deal with many personality types
  • Knowledge of the local community
  • 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:

  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
  • Certification from a Career and Work Counsellor program
  • Certification from VRA Canada or ICCI
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

Tel: (416) 787-1151

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