Job Posting 68441

Job Developer/ Outreach Worker - Empowering Abilities Program
The Career Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closed 10 days ago (Tue, 23 Feb)
full time - term / contract

The Empowering Abilities project assists individuals with disabilities in overcoming barriers to employment by enhancing their employability to make a successful transition to employment or to return to school to further their career goal.  The Job Developer/ Outreach Worker will focus on establishing new relationships with employers, securing wage subsidy placements for clients, and ensuring job retention.  The Job Developer/ Outreach Worker will also deliver some pre-employment workshops and provide some job coaching.  


Position Type:  Full time 3-month parental leave contract (possibility of renewal)

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Location(s): Scarborough

Number of positions: 1

Experience: 2 + years


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


Job Development

  • Places individuals with disabilities into full time employment on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Ensures that each client obtains a personalized assessment, addressing their individual barriers and outlining steps to their short and long-term goals
  • Develops 2-3 new employer contacts each week and 8-12 new employer contacts each month
  • Ensures employer database continues to offer diverse employment opportunities
  • Prepares and submit job development activity report
  • Attends networking events and hiring fairs to connect with new employers
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets collected information to assist persons with disabilities in targeting the most suitable employment based on their experience, education, disability and existing labour market factors
  • Administers placement agreements with wage subsidies
  • Conducts cold calling and job search workshops
  • Prepares clients for position specific interviews by conducting mock interviews as needed
  • Arranges appropriate job interviews for participants
  • Ensures quality of the placements by appropriately matching clients’ skills with the job requirements and meeting funder’s criteria
  • Demonstrates good understanding of the position’s clients are applying for and clarify questions they may have
  • Reviews clients job search material prior to sending to employers
  • Visits employers to initiate and maintain relationship
  • Works effectively as part of a team, this includes demonstrating a willingness to be cross trained
  • Collects pay-stubs and processes payment claims
  • Conducts site monitors
  • Works with employers to identify and create effective accommodations for clients
  • Travels on a regular basis to visit employers and community partners
  • Manages individual and team administrative duties by scheduling appointments, completing paperwork, maintaining client and employer files, and filing system 


Job Coaching and Retention

  • Ensures retention of clients in wage subsidy through coaching to overcome barriers during their placement
  • Conducts weekly follows-up with all active clients
  • Provides one–on-one sessions on job maintenance skills to ensure clients can handle challenges on the job
  • Delivers employability skills workshops focusing on overcoming barriers to employment and job maintenance
  • Coaches and motivates persons with disabilities during job search and after placement to ensure job retention

Outreach and Recruitment

  • Assists in the recruitment of new clients through community outreach
  • Presents the program to community partners and applicants ensuring they understand program objectives and time requirements
  • Strong familiarity with community partners, employers, and stakeholders
  • Holds hiring fairs and other related events to support employers as well as to attract new clients to the program

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related is required
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Worker Certification considered an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in job development, job coaching and/or business development
  • Experience placing individuals with a disability into jobs is considered a very strong asset
  • Vocational counselling/ mental health counselling considered an asset
  • Must possess superior written communication skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate leads for wage subsidy placements
  • Knowledge of current labour market trends and the impact of COVID-19 on the local labour market
  • Knowledge on online communication platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams with an aptitude and willingness to learn and work with new technologies
  • Strong resume and cover letter writing skills
  • Must be willing to travel for work on a regular basis  
  • Bilingual (English/ French) is considered a strong asset



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