Job Posting 60286

Workforce Specialist
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 32 days (Thu, 30 Apr)
contract - full time  •  TBD

Workforce Specialist, Job ID #7017

Employment Services

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

Jane & Finch


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 Jane & Finch Employment Services Centre provides employment services to unemployed individuals of all ages, financial backgrounds and skills to help them gain employment within their field or a related field. To achieve its goal, the program provides a range of services at one location, including information and referral services, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops, and job development/placement services.


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.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Meet client job placement and retention targets
  • Assess client strengths, needs and job placement readiness.  Negotiate employment opportunities that meet both client and employer needs
  • Carry out job development using JVS’ consultative sales model including prospecting (cold calling), networking, employer needs analysis, features/benefits and other EOPII job development and sales techniques.
  • Provide job retention and job coaching support to clients
  • Build productive ongoing relationships with potential employers for agency programs/clients, contacting employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current client job placement needs, and advocating on behalf of the client
  • Follow up with employers and clients to support ongoing retention in employment or work assignment;  monitor placements; assess work environment and identify strategies to maintain client success
  • Contribute to the cross-JVS Toronto team of those engaged in job development for other client groups and employer relations 
  • Develop and prepare employment and retention plans, training agreements, client insurance, accommodations, claiming funds and associated file documentation; prepare and maintain files, statistics, reports and all documentation required to meet JVS and Ministry service standards


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


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Diploma in Social Services, Business, Marketing or related. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
  • 1-2 years of business development, sakes, or outreach experience
  • Strong knowledge of the labour market
  • Effective organizational and time management skills; ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of individuals and personalities, including community professionals, clients, colleagues, staff, volunteers, and employers
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license as travel is required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Certification from an institution, such as VRA Canada or ICCI
  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure


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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