Job Posting 71960

Employer Services Consultant
The Career Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 18 Jun)
full time - term / contract

Position Type: Full-time, 1-year contract (very good possibility of renewal)

Experience Required: 2+ years

Reporting to: Manager, Employer Partnerships and Services

Location: Toronto

Start Date: Immediately   


Position Summary: The Employer Services Consultant is responsible for partnering with employers in multiple sectors, assessing their workforce development needs and developing strategies to enhance labour market demands.  The Employer Services Consultant works directly with job seekers to determine their specific needs, providing the full spectrum of job development support to connect job seekers to existing employment opportunities and also develops opportunities from existing job descriptions based on job seeker and employer needs.  


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


Workforce Development, Employer Outreach & Relationship Building

  • Develops 2-3 new relationships with employers each week in a variety of industries  
  • Assists employers in identifying their workforce development needs and conducts site visits to ensure employers can provide suitable and safe workplace environments
  • Assists employers in recruiting employees by facilitating employment-related events, preparing job postings, assisting with the outreach process to attract suitable candidates, and posting positions on internal and other job boards
  • Participates in workforce development, analyzes employer workforce needs and supports the development of employer partnerships
  • Informs employers of other relevant programs and services of The Career Foundation and promotes all fee-for-service/fundraising initiatives
  • Maintains, fosters, nurtures ongoing relationships with employers, engages them in the development of clients and workforce development
  • Serves as a resource for employers, advises them on human resources and other employment related issues
  • Arranges employer guest speakers, educating job seekers on specific employers’ needs/expectations of various sectors
  • Initiates and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and any other job development activities
  • Maintains an Employer Database with information regarding client interviews, current recruitment status and job development activities.


Job Matching and Placement

  • Places a minimum of 3-4 job seekers a week into full-time employment through advertised and non-advertised job leads
  • Negotiates and administers placement agreements and employer incentives (wage subsidy, on-the-job training) and monitors training plan ensuring expectations of placement are met
  • Ensures quality of placements by appropriately matching candidates’ skills with job requirements
  • Conducts required employer site visits, ensuring workplace health and safety policies are in place, and provides employers with health & safety and Employment Standards Act resources
  • Supports job seeker and employer with any arising retention issues
  • Provides employer with suitable candidates for the role, works with employer to carve out roles from existing job descriptions based on needs and skills requirements of job seeker and employer


Client Needs Assessment, Job Search Support and Retention

  • Assesses job seekers, determines specific individual needs, identifies job goals, develops action plans, and supports job seekers in overcoming identified barriers to employment
  • Case manages’, coaches, and motivates clients during their job search
  • Supports job retention by monitoring client progress during employment and through 12 months post closure
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the positions that participants are applying for and clarifies questions participants may have
  • Plans and participates in community events concerning employment, education, and career development
  • Provides orientation to workplace, life skills coaching and support for disclosure of a disability
  • Conducts workshops to instruct participants on effective job search strategies


Program Marketing and Outreach  

  • Works with the team to plan, execute, and continuously monitor an effective outreach plan in the community
  • Recruits clients and ensures that the required number access services
  • Maintains organized documentation of contacted community organizations
  • Participates in community events, job fairs and related activities to inform job seekers of The Career Foundation and to recruit them for the program
  • Facilitates client referrals by building relationships with community partners and organizations in the area


Other Duties as Required

  • Maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Participates in fundraising activities on behalf of The Career Foundation
  • Other duties as required


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • College Diploma or University Degree is required
  • A minimum of 2 years direct service experience in the areas of job development and job coaching, or marketing or business development
  • Understanding of, and ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate job leads and secure positions for clients
  • Knowledge of current labour market trends, the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market, job search techniques and employment research methods
  • Experience working with and supporting job seekers living with various forms of disability is an asset
  • Flexible team player – Willingness to take initiative to lend assistance where needed to ensure that the team is successful in meeting project goals
  • Equipped to work remotely with adequate internet capabilities and ability to work from various Career Foundation sites, as needed
  • Knowledge on online communication platforms, techniques, and tools (e.g. Zoom and MS Teams) with an aptitude and willingness to learn and work with new technologies
  • Proven track record in a result’s driven environment, solid experience in meeting or exceeding targets
  • Vocational counselling/placement experience with multi-barriered individuals will be considered a strong asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven record of demonstrating tact and diplomacy when facing challenging situations
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is an asset
  • Bilingual (English/French) is an asset



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