Job Posting 58354

Employment Counsellor
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area, Toronto
closes in 17 days (Tue, 31 Dec)
contract - part time

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. EMETemployment is a unique employment service created and funded by the Jewish community that helps unemployed and underemployed individuals attain employment within a competitive labour market. Learn more about the good work we do by visiting our website at


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 #8027


21 hours per week / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Keele & Finch


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Conduct client intake and needs assessment
  • Provide individual employment counselling/coaching to clients towards employment
  • Assist clients to develop the skills and tools necessary to overcome barriers to employment
  • Working closely with coordinator, match clients with suitable job openings and advocate on the clients’ behalf
  • Provide case management and liaise with other JVS programs’ staff to follow up on clients’ progress
  • Ensure clients have access to the necessary services and supports that will increase their employability
  • Maintain detailed client records; enter all required information into various IT systems; produce statistical reports
  • Conduct outreach to community partners to ensure clients’ referrals
  • Facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community

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



Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree 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.
  • Strong counselling and facilitation skills
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to effectively deal with many personality types and familiarity with employment-related issues and adult learning approaches
  • A good understanding of Jewish culture and tradition as well as fluency in Hebrew and/or Russian
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience



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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