Job Posting 77290

PSW Business Developer (Personal Support Worker Training Program) – Community & Remote-Based
The Career Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closes in 28 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
on-call / relief / casual
  • Position Type: Casual employment for up to 4 months
  • Location: Hybrid-remote schedule. The successful candidate will be required to travel to and perform work from different locations across the GTA and must be equipped to perform some job functions remotely from home with an appropriate work-from-home space and reliable internet connection. The hybrid-remote schedule will be as determined by management.
  • Years of experience: 3+
  • Reporting to: Program Coordinator
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Start date: Immediately

Note: Must have valid Ontario G driver’s licence, reliable vehicle to perform work functions across the GTA, cell phone, and appropriate work-from-home space with reliable internet connection and other necessary equipment. Company laptop provided.

Description: The Career Foundation’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) Training program is offered in partnership with triOS College and a consortium of Healthcare employers to support job seekers – especially those who have been laid off due to COVID-19 – with reskilling for the healthcare sector as PSWs. It is a no-cost training program that provides participants with industry training that prepares them to work in community or long-term care settings and build career pathways in the healthcare sector. 

The Career Foundation is currently seeking a PSW Business Developer with connections to PSW employers and others in the healthcare industry. The successful candidate will utilize exceptional rapport building skills to work closely with program participants and employers to match participants with job vacancies, provide job coaching and appropriate guidance to program participants, and perform other essential job functions, including ensuring participants remain engaged during their work placements.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops employer relationships and facilitates job placements for program participants in long-term care facilities, residential care homes, healthcare facilities, community care facilities, and retirement residences.
  • Supports program participants during their job placement period (one month), including providing them with coaching and guidance through phone calls, emails, in-person meetings, and text messages, and during evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Develops a resource pool of mentors/coaches and creates mentorship plans.
  • Coaches and motivates participants during job search stages and after placements to ensure job retention goals are met.
  • Maintain regular communication with and reports to the Program Coordinator on progress towards placement targets and participant performance.
  • Assesses employer eligibility for the program through conducting on-site visits and ensures required paperwork is completed.
  • Collects paystubs from employers to administer wage subsidies, processes claim, and submits documentation to the Program Coordinator.
  • Mediates participants’ concerns as needed and facilitates communication between employers and participants when required.  
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Skills Required:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in human services, social work, or healthcare, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Knowledge or experience in the healthcare sector is required, along with a minimum 3 years’ experience in job development or placement services. Candidates who also possess employment counselling or job coaching experience will be given preference.
  • Connections to PSW employers and others in the healthcare industry a major asset.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with employers and a track record in a results-driven environment.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills with the confidence to engage program participants and employers.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as Zoom, and Outlook 365 applications, including Teams, SharePoint, Forms, and Bookings.
  • A professional and courteous approach to client service with a high level of respect for the diversity of the people served.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to uphold the organization’s service standards, policies, and core values.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, time management, and ability to multi-task in order to meet deadlines and achieve program targets and objectives.
  • Punctual, self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Willingness to step-in to assist team members as needed to help ensure program goals are met.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive information, exhibit tact, diplomacy and good judgment, with high standards of professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.
  • Capable of working under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Must have valid Ontario G driver’s licence, reliable vehicle to perform work functions across the GTA, and cell phone. Company laptop will be provided.
  • Must be equipped to work remotely from home with appropriate work-from-home space, reliable internet connection and other necessary equipment. The hybrid remote working schedule will be as determined by management.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours when needed, including evenings and weekends, when required.

About Us:

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team-oriented. For more information, please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.

The Career Foundation’s Commitment:

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation. The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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