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Job Number:  55013
Employment Counsellor
Job Posted: Thursday, 6 June 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
(in 15 days)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector providing career and employment services. Our employees make a difference affecting local communities by connecting jobseekers to employment and helping employers build their workforce in Toronto and York Region. The JVS Employment Source 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. Learn more about the good work we do by visiting our website at https://www.jvstoronto.org/find-a-job/employment-source/.


Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a noticeable difference in peoples’ lives? JVS Toronto will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career and give back to our community. To reward employees’ hard work, JVS Toronto offers a paid vacation allowance, health, vision, & dental benefits, an employee assistance program (EAP), and corporate discounts.


Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8024

Employment Services

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


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, specifically for Newcomers
  • 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, discussion, and administration of 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
  • Knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services and resources across the GTA and specifically in the Jewish community
  • Working knowledge of the EOIS and CAMS system

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


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Career Counselling or Social Services, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively deal with many personality types; sensitivity to diversity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 an institution such as VRA Canada or ICCI
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to your own vehicle as some travel will be required for this position
  • A good understanding of the Jewish culture and traditions; fluency in Hebrew and / or Russian
  • Post graduate certificate in Career Counselling or Social Services




Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter here.

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.

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Please apply using the link provided in the posting.
Contact Details
JVS Toronto
Head Office
74 Tycos Drive
Toronto, ON, M6B 1V9

Tel: (416) 787-1151

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