Job Posting 60403

Youth Employment Specialist
Caledon Community Services
Halton / Peel area, Bolton, ON
closes in 6 days (Wed, 29 Jan)
contract - part time  •  Hourly

Part-Time Youth Employment Specialist – Temporary Contract

Estimated Duration: 25 Weeks

Position Type: Contract, Part-Time, 20 hours/week

Estimated Start Date: February 2020                                                                          

Location: 18 King Street East, Bolton ON        Deadline to Apply: January 29, 2020


Agency Overview:

Within our own five community service locations, six Peel Living buildings, and throughout the entirety of the Town of Caledon, Caledon Community Services (CCS) is helping shape the future of a caring and engaged Caledon community. A community builder since 1971, our many programs and services address community needs in a uniquely challenging and increasingly diverse community in the GTA. CCS is home to Caledon’s only accessible transportation program, the Exchange Community Hub that includes food supports and a range of activities, the Caledon Specialist Clinic, and personal support services for seniors. We offer settlement services and language classes for newcomers and comprehensive employment services for job seekers and local businesses. We provide paid training programs for Caledon youth as well as exciting internships and volunteer opportunities. Finally, we open our doors to the community daily within our two fabulous retail shopping destinations that support all of our programs. The breadth of our services makes for compelling opportunities to attract new friends and raise support for our work. Learn more at


Position Overview:  

The Youth Employment Specialist assists individuals (primarily youth) with their employment goals, job search strategy, and provides support with career clarification, goal setting, skills and interest assessment, interview, employment preparation, job placement and referrals. The Youth Employment Specialist will be responsible to provide part or all aspects of the Employment Service model primarily focusing on youth clients.


Position Deliverables/Accountabilities:

The Youth Employment Specialist is a member of the Employment & Training Division, Employment Services team. Under the general direction of the Manager, Youth Programs the incumbent will be primarily focused on:

  • Supporting community outreach to increase youth program enrollment;
  • Coaching and mentoring youth program participant needs to support successful completion;
  • Securing work placements for youth program participants;

 Resources and Information:

  • Offers flexibility to deliver all aspects of the ES model as required;
  • Provides information on local training and employment opportunities, community service supports, occupational and training requirements and resources to support independent job search, career clarification and planning, and informed education, training and employment decisions;
  • Orients new, incoming clients to the Resource Centre and available services;
  • Develops and maintains systems that will assist clients in accessing services and resources;
  • Makes determination if a client is best served through unassisted, assisted and/or other Employment Services programs;
  • Makes external referrals to community partners, programs and services as needed;
  • Delivers workshops and information sessions on employment and education/training topics, career exploration, labour market information, job search techniques, etc.;
  • Assists clients with computer usage, including internet-based services and use of e-mail;
  • Ensures that CCS Front Reception services are effectively and efficiently delivered to clients, public and internal staff and volunteers;

Client Assessment:

  • Engages clients in the completion of a comprehensive needs assessment and develops service plan based on individual needs;
  • Meets with all participants enrolled in each Youth Program to review, discuss, understand their needs and goals and assist with self-development plans;
  • Provides coaching and informal counseling in those life skills that support successful employment;
  • Supports individuals for disclosure of disabilities that may affect employment participation;
  • Develops relationships with clients, coworkers and external agencies to facilitate and support effective case management;
  • Utilizes the in house and Ministry systems       for tracking clients, conducting follow up and recording activities while ensuring confidentiality of client records in compliance with all statutory requirements and Agency protocols;
  • Creates a personalized file for each participant to assist with prep time prior to each coaching session and for follow up notes;
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of program participant’s information.

Job Search & Retention:

  • Provides job search and career exploration, identification and clarification of interests, abilities, skills, education and experience in relation to short and long term career and employment goals in a group or individual setting;
  • Facilitates the preparation of job search tools including resumes and applications, interview and job search strategies, school and training records;
  • Provides on the job coaching and feedback sessions to all participants;
  • Provides weekly coaching sessions to all participants and document to file;
  • Supports mentoring and coaching during the job search process;
  • Provides supported referral and access to other services including but not limited to education & training;
  • Facilitates structured and individualized support for conducting successful job search to individuals in a group setting or individually;
  • Works with Division Job Development team to ensure clients are appropriately referred to JMPI services when ready;

  Job Matching, Placement & Incentives (JMPI) focus:

  • Supports Manager, Youth Programs and division job developers with all aspects of JMPI and client coaching as required;


    • Participates in a team approach to ensure that the effective and co-operative functioning across the division;
    • Participates in a division team approach to ensure that the effective and co-operative functioning of all specialists is maintained;
    • Participates in decision making procedures within the context of the mission statement;
    • Participates in staff meetings and community meetings deemed appropriate by the Division Director;
    • Develops strong working relationships with affiliates;
    • Creates and implements a detailed schedule for participant workshops and coaching sessions;
    • Prepares and maintains work schedules for all participants;
    • Maintains updated participant files for tracking progress and for program completion;
    • Provides monthly reporting of program stats for each intake to Program Manager;
    • Assists and trains volunteers interested in helping out the LIFE program;
    • Travels (by car or public transportation) and works off-site as assigned;
    • Represents the Centre and program as needed;
    • Demonstrates/models professionalism in all aspects of program delivery;
    • Participates in monthly meetings with Division and program staff to ensure participant’s progress updates and participant interests/needs are shared with program staff;
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Criteria:

  • 2 year College Diploma in a relevant field such as social services, human services, child and youth work, etc.;
  • 2 years related experience;
  • Experience facilitating, coaching groups and individuals, particularly youth;
  • Familiarity with social and employability needs and challenges of youth;
  • Leadership and teamwork skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Conflict management and resolution skills;
  • Coaching and facilitation skills;
  • Behaviour management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and database applications;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check – Vulnerable Sector.


We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected to attend an interview. CCS is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applications from qualified individuals from diverse groups including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity and other grounds identified under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  CCS will provide information and/or accommodation pertaining to this job posting and/or the recruitment process in an accessible manner upon request.



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