Job Posting 77371

Employment Counsellor
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 61 days (Fri, 28 Jan 2022)
full time - term / contract

Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8045

 Employment Source

Full-time / 1-year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Scarborough

Program Overview

The JVS Employment Source Scarborough office, funded by MLTSD, 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.


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:


The successful candidate will be driven and have an outcome-focused case management style along with a friendly, approachable demeanor.


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community
  • Assess client needs and develop service plans that demonstrate the coordination of appropriate interventions to support employment goals
  • Demonstrate an outcome-focused case management ability; promoting Employment Ontario Services, and identifying and supporting opportunities for itinerant services in the community
  • Provide clients with information and referral services, and administer and discussion Second Career applications
  • Conduct intake and assess clients for appropriateness of services
  • Maintain client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up; produce statistical documentation
  • Coordinate provision of services with the Job Development team; ability to effectively assess clients’ motivation, reliability and dependability to determine placement readiness
  • Assist participants with the use of a variety of tools for further career training and job search
  • Assess, discuss and administer Second Career applications involving a review of eligibility, financial feasibly, etc.
  • Have knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services, and resources across the GTA
  • Have working knowledge of the EOIS and CAMS system
  • Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of the Scarborough employment programs


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
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to write reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills; sensitivity to diversity and the ability to deal effectively with many personality types
  • Effective organization and time management skills; ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
  • Certification from a Career and Work Counsellor Program
  • Certification from VRA Canada or ICCI
  • Knowledge of a second language



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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