Job Posting 79074

Employment Counsellor
JVS Toronto
Toronto Metro area
Downtown Toronto
closes in 37 days (Sun, 6 Mar)
full time - term / contract

Employment Counsellor, Downtown Toronto
Job ID #8051 Employment Source
35 hours per week / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP

JVS Toronto’s downtown location is currently looking for an enthusiastic and personable individual to work alongside a highly motivated team! We are located on Front Street downtown Toronto, steps away from St Lawrence Market and easily accessible via TTC.

Who is JVS Toronto?
JVS Toronto believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, JVS Toronto has been giving the power of employment and improved learning serving 10,000 new individuals annually through career, employment, and assessment services in Toronto and York Region. We also help businesses recruit the workforce they need to be successful. JVS Toronto is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of our services without charge. Visit www.jvstoronto.org.

Program Overview
The JVS Employment Source Toronto Centre 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.

We’re looking for someone who will: 
•    Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office, online 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 Second Career applications
•    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; effectively assess clients’ motivation, reliability and dependability 
•    Assist participants with the use of computers, the Internet, social media and other tools for further career training and job search 
•    Have knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services and resources across the GTA 
•    Have working knowledge of the EOIS CaMS, Salesforce systems
•    Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of the Toronto Centre 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.
•    Demonstrated problem-solving skills
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Sensitivity to diversity; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively deal with many personality types
•    Knowledge of the local community
•    Experience providing services to people with disabilities and/or mental illness 
•    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

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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