Job Posting 77250

Employment Counsellor
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 56 days (Fri, 28 Jan 2022)
full time - term / contract

JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector providing career and employment services. Our employees make a difference affecting local communities by connecting jobseekers to employment and helping employers build their workforce in Toronto and York Region. The JVS Employment Source Markham office, funded by MAESD, provides a range of employment services (information and referral, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops, job development/placement services) to unemployed individuals of all ages, financial backgrounds and skills to help them gain employment within their field or a related field.  


Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a noticeable difference in peoples’ lives? JVS Toronto will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career and give back to our community. To reward employees’ hard work, JVS Toronto offers a paid vacation allowance, health, vision, & dental benefits, an employee assistance program (EAP), and corporate discounts.


Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8038


Employment Services

Full-time / Temporary contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Markham


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and online
  • Assess client needs and develop service plans that demonstrate the coordination of appropriate interventions that support employment goals
  • Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of the Markham programs including Employment Service
  • Demonstrate outcome-focused case management ability; applying knowledge of current local labour market trends, and community services and resources
  • Promote Employment Ontario Services, including identifying and supporting opportunities for itinerant services with community partnerships
  • Maintain complete client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up
  • Coordinate provision of services with the Job Development team, including advocating for client’s successful placement and job retention
  • Provide clients with information and referral services both internally and externally, and assign financial employment supports
  • Assess, discuss and administer Second Career applications involving a review of eligibility, financial feasibly, etc.
  • Inform participants regarding the Internet, social media and other tools for further career training and job search success


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


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
  • 1-2 years of employment counselling experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work with a wide range of personality types; sensitivity to diversity
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
  • Fluency in French, Tamil, Cantonese, and/or Mandarin
  • Certification from a Career & Work Counsellor program
  • Certification from VRA Canada or ICCI
  • Access to a vehicle to travel across York Region



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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