Job Posting 71936

Social Worker
Job Skills
York / Durham area
Newmarket
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 11 Jun)
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: A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills and is an excellent listener
  • Has and can show empathy for individuals who face challenges in achieving economic independence
  • Has the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Has exemplary interpersonal skills to work with colleagues for the benefit of clients
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Is able to use their strong research skills to investigate community services and supports
  • Has experience in the Employment Sector, helping people to achieve their employment goals
  • Has intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Has a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

What you will do:          

  • Interview/assess clients to understand their needs, situations, strengths and goals to determine types of supports and services required
  • Meet with clients one on one or in groups to provide counsel to assist them in developing skills to deal with and resolve their social, economic and emotional issues as they relate to achieving economic independence
  • Contact and make referrals for assistance for clients including referral to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical/professional assessments/treatments and other services
  • Assess individual, group, and family needs where needed in order to support the best outcome for the client
  • Coordinate the facilitation of clients’ individual support networks, including Job Skills staff and client’s family members to provide financial and emotional support,
  • Liaise between client, family members (when appropriate) and employers to keep client moving forward towards positive outcomes
  • Update program team members on client issues
  • Act as a resource to program staff to assist in resolving issues they may face with clients
  • Maintain accurate records and preparing reports
  • Engage and operate within Job Skills’ policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/certifications: University Degree in Social Work
  • 2-4 Years’ Experience in the Social Service sector

COMPETENCIES:

  • Effective Communication (Listening Skills)
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Self-Confidence
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Planning and Goal Setting Abilities

 

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 Social Worker 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.

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