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Job Details

Job Number:  56683
Employment Specialist
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 30 August 2019
(in 9 days)
The Career Foundation
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.


The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation. The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.


We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative and team-oriented.


We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program


Position type: Full time  6-month contract (very good possibility of renewal)

Experience: 2+ years

Number of positions: 2

Reporting to: Program Manager

Location: Scarborough 

Contract dates: Immediately 



Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

  • Assesses clients’ needs and assists them in developing a Service Plan
  • Keeps up-to-date information on referral sources by liaising with community partners
  • Makes appropriate referrals to Employment Ontario services and tracks clients’ progress
  • Manages a caseload of hundreds of clients annually, ensuring that written documentation and statistics for each file are consistently up-to-date
  • Assists clients with various components of the application process for training
  • Manages client information in EOIS and The Career Foundation’s database
  • Conducts onsite/offsite job search workshops
  • Participates in the design, implementation and evaluation of job search materials to meet the needs of job seekers with barriers to employment
  • Monitors individual client and group processes to maximize client learning, self-confidence and employability skills
  • Makes resources available in print and online form and through short workshops on topics such as workplace health & safety and human rights and for audiences such as newcomers, youth, people with disabilities, laid-off workers, etc.
  • Assists employers to attract and recruit employees/skilled labour by facilitating employment-related events, internal job boards, employer prospecting activities
  • Identifies barriers to employment faced by clients and provides clients with supported referrals to appropriate community services
  • Assists in implementing effective program marketing strategies in the community
  • Assists clients in the exploration of occupational and training requirements, professional accreditation, language support, credential assessment and PLAR
  • Provides orientation to workplace, life skills coaching, support for disclosure of a disability
  • Supports assisted clients in planning and conducting job searching based on a realistic and accurate assessment of their qualifications for various job positions
  • Guides and supports clients in the daily completion of job search tasks
  • Conducts exit interviews with clients to ensure service provided was in accordance with service plans and met the highest standards of The Career Foundation
  • Assesses clients’ employment goals and determines whether further assistance or other referrals are required
  • Prepares and submits weekly and monthly reports on service and client activity
  • Collects data on service needs, service delivery and service satisfaction


Other Duties as Needed

  • Develops a resource pool of mentors/coaches
  • Develops support plans with participants and mentors/coaches
  • Links clients with appropriate mentors/coaches to provide support during and after job placement
  • Monitors mentor/coach relationships and their impact on workplace and individual success; facilitates adjustment as required
  • Plans and executes an effective outreach plan targeting appropriate clientele
  • Recruits clients and ensures that the required number access services
  • Initiates and maintains organized documentation (including a database) of contacted community organizations
  • Develops and implements outreach strategies, with supervisor’s approval, and monitors outreach activities
  • Participates in community events, job fairs and related activities to inform job seekers about The Career Foundation and recruit them for the program
  • Visits and builds relationships with community partners and organizations in the area, such as libraries, community centres, Toronto Community Housing, to facilitate client referrals  
  • Maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed


Qualifications/ Skills Required

  • University degree is required
  • Experience in assessment and case management
  • Experience in job search techniques and coaching, outreach, group facilitation and life skills coaching
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar and spelling for the development of job search and business-related documents
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus, positive attitude, initiative and professional attitude
  • Experience with youth, women's services, internationally-educated professionals, newcomers, ESL job seekers, disability issues is an asset
  • Second language is an asset, preferably French
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues by maintaining a solution-focused environment to enhance information sharing and listening skills and maintain collaborative work relationships
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office, internet and email
How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to , addressed to The Hiring Committee. Remember to quote the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.
Contact Details
www:   www.careerfoundation.com

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