Job Posting 70408

Employment Advisor/ Job Coach
The Career Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 7 May)
full time - term / contract

Program Description: 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 project consists of up to 10 weeks of pre-employment workshops followed by 12 weeks of a wage subsidy placement.  The Employment Advisor/ Job Coach will case manage participants through the delivery of pre-employment workshops, one-on-one counselling, securing wage subsidy placements and/ or assisting participants in returning to school.  


Position Type: Full time 1-year contract till March 31, 2022 (good 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 Coaching/ Client Management Support

  • Provides job coaching to participants on appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes during participation in the Empowering Abilities program and in the workplace
  • Maintains regular consistent follow-up with participants during both the workshop and retention phases of the intervention to ensure positive outcomes
  • Conducts regular monitoring visits and calls with clients
  • Provides one–on-one sessions on job maintenance skills to ensure that participants can handle challenges on the job
  • Delivers employability skills workshops, focusing on overcoming barriers to employment and job maintenance
  • Assists participants to develop resumes, cover letters and interview skills
  • Provides effective individual/group support to all participants to develop personal management skills (positive attitudes, self-awareness and workplace expectations, flexibility and adaptability on the job, budgeting etc.)
  • Supports clients in selecting immediate job goal, helping to understand the conditions and specifications of job goal selected
  • Helps clients discover educational and career paths for selected occupations, including training certification or apprenticeships
  • Possess a strong ability to source information to clarify questions individuals with disabilities may have and /or anticipate information they will need to successfully start employment
  • Manages individual and team administrative duties: scheduling appointments for participants, completing necessary paperwork, maintaining participant and employer files and Simple CTS/ DNA database


Job Development/ Job Retention

  • Places approximately 20 participants per contract year with wage subsidy
  • Generates 2-3 new relationships with employers each week in a variety of industries to ensure successful job development for clients 
  • Explores client’s vocational interests, aptitudes, and abilities, matching them to appropriate employment opportunities
  • Administers placement agreements with wage subsidies, monitors wage subsidies throughout participant placements
  • Helps with job retention by monitoring placements and successfully finds additional employment for clients that experience job loss
  • Consistently follows up with employers and clients to mitigate potential issues
  • Develops relationships with employers in a variety of industries to ensure successful job development for clients in their areas of interest, thus enhancing retention
  • Assists employers with identifying their employment and training needs and conducts site visits to ensure employers can provide suitable and safe workplace environments
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the positions that are suitable for individuals with disabilities
  • Travels on a regular basis to visit employers and community partners


Outreach/ Recruitment

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

Qualifications/ Skills Required


  • Must possess a Degree from a Human Services field combined with relevant experience
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Worker Certification is considered a strong asset
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience is required
  • Vocational counselling/ mental health counselling considered an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years direct experience in recruitment, job development and / or job coaching
  • Superior written communication skills and detail orientation are a must
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Understanding of and ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate leads for wage subsidy placements
  • Vocational counselling / placement experience with individuals with a disability considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies and techniques and the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market
  • Strong resume and cover letter writing skills
  • Must be willing to travel on a regular basis for work
  • Must be equipped to work remotely with ability to provide virtual workshops and individualized services to program participants
  • Proficient in the use of online platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle is essential for local travel
  • Flexible approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the project are met
  • A second language is an asset

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