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 and enjoys building relationships with the employer and business community
Have demonstrated experience in sales, negotiation, building partnerships, innovation, coaching and facilitating change
Have post-secondary education in a Social Services related field, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
Have Post-secondary education, preferably a Job Developer Certificate and/or related University Degree with experience in Job Development
Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
Have experience working with person with disabilities providing a variety of workplace supports and job coaching to help clients be successful
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 Business Liaison Specialist supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:
Achieving targets (both job starts and retention)
Creating and maintaining working relationships with employers
Achieving individual targets towards overall team outcomes
Screening employers for suitability and relevancy
Aiding employers to determine needs, develops job descriptions, and arranging for interviews of potential employees
Promoting the organization and its pool of talent
Performing on-site or virtual visits to employment locations for follow-up and monitoring
Participating in delivering outreach and marketing activities within the community; including job fairs, community and employment agencies, and performing outreach to clients and employers
Analyzing, evaluating and interpreting job information to assist clients in selecting the work environment best suited to their needs
Meeting with clients regularly and follow up with their progress and needs, based on client Stream A, B, or C (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly up to 12 months) to ensure employment retention
Assisting in developing employment objectives, identifying barriers to success, and strategizing for evaluating progress
Ensuring matches between suitable clients with appropriate work placements and mentoring opportunities; supporting workplace success; facilitating adjustments, as required
Providing information to applicants; assisting in the orientation sessions and workshops; evaluating candidate suitability for JS programs
Implementing marketing strategy and attending promotional activities
Expending employer supports as per allocated budget
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
Post-secondary education, preferably a Job Developer Certificate and/or related University Degree with experience in Job Development
Post-secondary education in a Social Services related field, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
2-4 Years’ Experience in the Social Service sector
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 a Business Liaison Specialist 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. Also, please discuss how you’ve been involved in job development or related skills such as sales, negotiation, people skills and managing a caseload to achieve targets.
Please reply in confidence by 11:59p.m. on April 12, 2021
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