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Job Number:  55129
Workforce Specialist
Job Posted: Wednesday, 12 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. Our Toronto North Employment Services programs provide a range of services at one location, including information and referral services, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops and job development placement services.  We provide our services to a variety of clients and many of our clients are internationally trained professionals whom we help gain employment in their 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.

Workforce Specialist, Job ID #7010

Employment Services

Full-time / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Keele & Finch


JVS Toronto’s Workforce Specialist (WFS) team works to develop relationships with employers and market our clients in an effort to help them secure work.. We are looking for an outgoing individual who is comfortable building meaningful relationships to develop connections for employment opportunities. This person will also bring with them their job search strategy and labour market expertise to ensure program and employment targets are met.


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Ensure meaningful employment opportunities for internationally trained professionals in the GTA and across Ontario and meet targets as set by the programs
  • Build strong relationships with and identify employers who will provide opportunities for job seekers including internationally trained professionals
  • Generate job leads and market participating clients to employers and advocate on the clients’ behalf; be comfortable with cold calling; provide culturally sensitive employment services
  • Match clients with suitable job openings and arrange interviews with employers
  • Conduct employer and community outreach to increase visibility and jobseeker participation in the JVS programs
  • Organize and facilitate on- and off-site events, such as employer sessions, hiring events, info sessions, labour market orientations, and networking panels
  • Deliver Labour Market related workshops and promote job development and other supporting services
  • Maintain detailed employer and client records; enter all required information into database system; ongoing updates and reporting of outcomes to project team
  • Negotiate ‘Training Incentives’ with employers and ensure that all necessary agreement details are finalized and documentation completed
  • Conduct on-site ‘Monitoring Visits’ to closely monitor co-op and job placements, providing assistance with work-related issues and job performance
  • Continually monitor labour-market trends; maintain ongoing, effective communication with clients, employers and the community
  • Participate in outreach to new and existing community partners; participate in outreach to potential clients

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


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • College diploma in Social Services, Marketing, or Human Resources; or evaluated as the Canadian equivalency
  • 1-2 years of job development, sales, outreach, or recruitment experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to prepare and write reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop relationships with a wide range of individuals, including community professionals, clients, colleagues, staff, volunteers, and employers
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • A Police Vulnerable Sector check may be required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle as travel is required for this position
  • Experience placing internationally trained professionals
  • Knowledge of the labour market
  • Knowledge of and exposure to Employment Ontario




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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Contact Details
JVS Toronto
Head Office
74 Tycos Drive
Toronto, ON, M6B 1V9

Tel: (416) 787-1151

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