Job Posting 65881

Employment Consultant
Job Skills
Halton / Peel area
closes in 2 days (Fri, 27 Nov)
full time

Who we are:  Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

 

What we need: Results-driven individuals who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Have demonstrated experience in Career Counselling/Career Development Theory, Individual Counselling/Assessment Skills, Information/Resources, Consultation/Case Management, Diverse Populations, Ethical/Legal Issues, Research/Evaluation and Technology.
  • Have demonstrated experience in Communication, Building Trust, Information Monitoring, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills. (Facilitation experience is considered an asset)
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Have intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community
  • Have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

What you will do:  The Employment Consultant supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:

  • Interviewing all clients to obtain employment history, educational background, career goals, among other information, by using the Common Assessment Tool (CAT), which identifies client Stream A, B, and C
  • Using the Initial Assessment (IA), identifying barriers to employment and assisting clients in developing job readiness skills and job search strategies through an Employment Action Plan (EAP)
  • Achieving individual targets towards overall team outcomes
  • Assessing the need for additional assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or further vocational training and making appropriate referrals
  • Liaising with job development services, facilitation team, resources and information team, government departments, and other social, employment, and community agencies on mutual clients as needed to facilitate clients' progress
  • Participating in delivering outreach and marketing activities within the community; including job fairs, community and employment agencies, and performing outreach to clients and employers
  • Following-up with clients at appropriate intervals to work towards progress and record outcomes
  • Using the Motivation Interviewing (MI) counselling approach when working with most vulnerable clients
  • Ensuring all client notes and data entry is completed with accuracy and within a timely manner
  • Delivering high quality service as outlined in Job Skills’ customer service standards

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requirement is a Post-secondary education, preferably in Career Development, Employment Counseling, or Social Service and/or related experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the Social Service sector

COMPETENCIES:

  • Effective Communication/Listening Skills
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Multi-tasking Abilities
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation

 

What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

 

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

 

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new Programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

 

As an Employment Consultant with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counseling and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

 

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.

 

Please reply in confidence by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020

 

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

E-mail:

http://www.jobskills.org

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