Job Posting 63709

Employment Advisor
The Career Foundation
Hamilton area, Hamilton
closes in 4 days (Fri, 7 Aug)
full time - term / contract

Program Description: The Completing the Circle (CTC) program is a youth employment program funded by Service Canada. It consists of 5 weeks of Group Based Employability Skills workshops followed by a work placement for a total of 17 weeks.


Position Type: 1-year full time contract (very good possibility of renewal)

Location: Hamilton

Report to: Program Coordinator

Experience: 2+years

Start date: Immediately  


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assists youth to develop workplace transferable skills and life skills including teamwork, responsibility, self-confidence, and self-reliance in the areas of job search and job maintenance
  • Fosters job search and employability skills through one-on-one coaching
  • Demonstrates and discusses appropriate workplace skills and behaviours through workshops
  • Equips youth with the necessary pre-employment life skills needed to secure and maintain employment
  • Encourages youth participation in employability workshops
  • Assists youth in securing 12 weeks of paid work experience
  • Assists with planning workshop schedule and booking guest presenters and guest speakers
  • Maintains participant tracking document and records participant progress/outcomes
  • Prepare and submit subsidy claim forms to request wage reimbursement cheques for employers
  • Orders office supplies and ensures items are stocked
  • Opens participants files and action plans in the internal database
  • Keeps case notes and conducts weekly check-ins
  • Helps with purchasing and distributing participants supports


  • Presents the program to community partners and applicants ensuring they understand the program objectives and the time requirements
  • Conducts accurate assessments of applicants based on program eligibility requirements and ensures all mandatory forms are completed
  • Researches, plans, and delivers a five-week, group job search strategies program
  • Creates, revises and updates workshop materials and activities that engage youth audiences
  • Professionally presents information to youth on topics including effective job search strategies, accessing the hidden job market, cold-calling, job posting analysis, salary negotiation, health & safety, resume & cover letter writing, developing strong references and successful interview techniques
  • Motivates clients through enthusiastic presentations and encourages participation in all topics covered
  • Assists youth in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes during their participation in the program and in the workplace
  • Possess strong familiarity with community partners, employers and stakeholders within the Hamilton area
  • Provides individual job coaching, encouraging youth to apply the skills learned in the program
  • Works one-on-one with high risk youth participants in developing skills related to creating effective self-marketing materials (resumés, cover letters, letters of introduction, follow-up correspondence, calling cards
  • Coaches youth on interview preparation and presentation
  • Discusses life skills with youth in a diplomatic and tactful manner
  • Oversees the Job Search area and assists youth with online job search
  • Maintains job search area with relevant information and resources
  • Provides youth with referral information for other services in the community
  • Logs clients job search activities and other supports provided
  • Updates participant database and documents activities and outcomes
  • Contacts youth on a weekly basis for update on employment status
  • Assists in developing weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly report


  • Conducts outreach to the Employer community and generate employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 15-30
  • Maintains understanding of the position’s participants are applying for and ensures participants are properly prepared before contacting the employer
  • Responsible for marketing services and clients to employers, develops strong business relationships, establishes, and implements successful marketing and job placement strategies to meet or exceed targets
  • Initiates and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and any other job development activities
  • Provides effective individual and group job search and cold calling support
  • Conducts ongoing research to identify new resources that could be utilized by youth during their job search
  • Directs youth to jobs by contacting employers and obtains job leads
  • Maintains job posting and employer boards

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • University degree in human services or related is required
  • Excellent ability to develop rapport with youth
  • Excellent workshop facilitation skills
  • Effective case management/record keeping skills
  • Strong resume writing / critique skills and demonstrated ability to teach clients successful job search strategies
  • Strong command of the English language - A second language would be an asset
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including individuals with barriers to employment
  • Flexible team player – Willingness to take initiative to lend assistance where needed to ensure that the team is successful in meeting project goals


About Us: 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


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




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