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

 

 

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!