Job Posting 60239

Employment Counsellor
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 42 days (Tue, 31 Mar)
contract - full time  •  TBD

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 Youth: Community Choices for Success (Y:CCS) program, part of the JVS Disability Services Department, supports youth (18-30) with a dual diagnosis of mental health and a developmental disability to enhance their quality of life and increase their inclusion in the community.  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 #8026


Full-time / Temporary 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting August 2019 / Dufferin & Lawrence


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Interview and assess participants with developmental disabilities and mental health issues for suitability for the program
  • Develop and facilitate group workshops that promote communication and work-related skill-building, community inclusion and civic participation
  • Provide employment counseling to a caseload of 15-20 participants in conjunction with the JVS Workforce Specialist
  • Provide assessment, case management and one-to-one support to 15-20 participants
  • Deliver individualized counseling for employment-related challenges and assist with job coaching in the community
  • Develop strategies, program alternatives, service plans and goals in collaboration with participants including bi-annual ISP
  • Liaise and case manage with community mental health professionals, referral workers and participants to make recommendations for skill development and other interventions
  • Work within the mandate of the Quality Assurance Measures (QAM), Developmental Services Ontario, and JVS Toronto program guidelines
  • Maintain documentation, statistical reports and client files as required by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and JVS Toronto


Flexible hours / evenings may be required for this position.




Minimum 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.
  • 2-3 years of experience supporting individuals who have dual diagnosis
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health and developmental disability issues and their impact on social inclusion and community involvement
  • Demonstrated career counselling skills, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to facilitate workshops for a range of learning styles
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop respectful and trusting relationships with participants
  • Strong collaboration skills, positive team player
  • 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
  • Bilingual fluency in French



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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