Job Posting 76823

Workforce Specialist / Job Coach
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 25 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
full time - term / contract

Workforce Specialist / Job Coach, Job ID # 7025


Full-time / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Dufferin & Lawrence


JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector. Our mission is to enable people to maximize their potential at work and school. The Path2Work program is part of the JVS Toronto Disability Service programs, and is designed to help unemployed/underemployed individuals with developmental disabilities to prepare for paid employment opportunities.


We’re looking for an outgoing individual who will be part of the agency’s Workforce Specialist (WFS) team! As a member of this team, your primary activities, relating to job development, will include liaising with employers and securing employment opportunities for clients. As a Workforce Specialist / Job Coach, you will provide strategies and supports which aid clients in becoming independent in the workplace. 


Our employees benefit from competitive salaries, a friendly work environment and opportunities for continuous learning. JVS Toronto also offers a generous vacation package, group benefits and pension plans in addition to paid sick time, family care and wellness days, monthly wellness initiatives, access to an employee assistance program (EAP) and a variety of corporate discounts.


Learn about the work we do:


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Provide job search assistance, job placement services, job coaching and job maintenance for adults with a developmental disability
  • Support clients preparing for interview (modify and critique cover letters and resumes, mock interview, employer networking, arrange information interviews, job shadowing)
  • Carry out job development using JVS Toronto’s consultative sales model including prospecting (cold calling), networking, employer needs analysis, features/benefits, and other EOPII job development and sales techniques. Applies knowledge of employment-related issues, adult learning approaches, accommodation analysis and appropriate intervention strategies to clients and employers
  • Build productive ongoing relationships with potential employers for agency programs/clients, contacting employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current client job placement needs, and advocating on behalf of the client
  • Meet client job placement and retention targets
  • Provide job coaching to clients, assess client strengths and needs for job placement.
  • Negotiate employment opportunities that meet both client and employer needs; arrange workplace tours and make recommendations for accommodations, if needed
  • Follow up with employers and clients to support ongoing retention in employment, monitor placements, assess work environment, and identify strategies to maintain client success
  • Develop and prepare employment and retention plans, training agreements, and associated file documentation; prepare and maintain files, statistics, reports and all documentation required to meet JVS Toronto, SalesForce, and Ministry service standards
  • Provide workshop facilitation support as needed


Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • College diploma in Social Services, Marketing, or Business, or evaluated as the Canadian equivalency
  • 2 years of direct working experience with persons with disabilities in a vocational setting
  • Expert knowledge of developmental disabilities and their impact on employment
  • Excellent marketing and written communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  •  A Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
  • Previous job development and/or sales training and experience
  • Access to a vehicle as this position requires travel




Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter here.

JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.

Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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