Job Posting 86241

Social Worker
Job Skills
Toronto Metro area
closes in 9 days (Fri, 19 Aug)
full time

Social Worker

Full-time Opportunity

York Region


Who we are:           Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.


What we need:       A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills and is an excellent listener
  • Has strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport quickly and communicate with compassion and empathy
  • Has the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Has training and experience in counseling individuals and groups in stress management
  • Has experience in developing and implementing workplace wellness programming
  • Has intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Has a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle


What you will do:  The Social Worker supports the mental health needs of Job Skills clients and staff through the following activities:


Client Support

  • Interview/assess clients to understand their needs
  • Meet with clients one on one or in groups to provide counsel to assist them in developing life skills
  • Contact and make referrals for assistance for clients
  • Assess individual, group, and family needs of clients
  • Coordinate the facilitation of clients’ individual support networks
  • Liaise between client, family members and employers
  • Update program team members on client issues
  • Act as a resource to program staff to assist in resolving client issues
  • Maintain accurate records and prepares reports
  • Engage and operate within Job Skills’ policies and procedures


Staff Support

  • Create a menu of virtual and in-person professional development, wellness and stress management tools and crisis intervention resources for staff
  • Facilitate a platform for staff to interact in groups and individually, in person and virtually, to confidentially engage, discuss strategies and facilitate solutions
  • Provide counselling to staff to assist in identifying sources of stress or problems, strengthening coping skills and finding effective solutions
  • Establish positive, trusting rapport with staff
  • Refer to outside specialists or agencies when necessary
  • Consult with Senior Management, staff and HR to determine staff needs and opportunities


  • Minimum education requirement is a Master’s Degree in Social Work and registered member of the OCSWSSW
  • 3-5 years of experiecounsellingling individuals and groups, specializing in stress management and mental health and workplace wellness
  • Minimum 2-4 Years experience in the Social Service sector


  • Effective Communication (Listening Skills)
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Self-Confidence
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Planning and Goal Setting Abilities


What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!


If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!


Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new Programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.


As a Social Worker with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counseling and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.


Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.


We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.



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