Employment Consultant Various Locations - ACCES Employment

Jun 12, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Employment Consultant Various Locations 

1. Program: Safe Return to Class Project (working with youth)
Location: Toronto or Peel
Contract: until August 31, 2021 with Possibility of Extension
Previous Experience working with Youth is an asset 

  • ACCES’ Safe Return to Class Project is a summer program that will provide youth with access to paid summer employment, 20 hours of paid job search support, health and safety training, and wraparound supports, while they complete a high school summer credit course. The program will be delivered virtually using ACCES’ online platforms. ACCES will work with school boards and high school administrators/teachers to support youth and mitigate any possible learning gaps they are experiencing.  This project will serve communities and individuals who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including Black and racialized youth.  Eligible employers can access wage subsidies to support them to hire youth for summer roles.

2. Program: Engineering Connections
Location: Mississauga
1 Year Contract with Possibility of Extension
Previous experience working with Engineers is an asset

3. Program: Employment Services
Location: North York
1 Year Contract with Possibility of Extension

4. Program: Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival Program 
Location: Toronto
1 Year Contract with Possibility of Extension
Previous experience working with Entrepreneurs is an asset

5. Program: Canadian Employment Connections (Virtual Program)
Location: Toronto
1 Year Contract with Possibility of Extension
Strong online/virtual faciliation skills is an asset 

6. Program: Employment Connections for Women
Location: Brampton
Contract until September 31, 2021 with Possibility of Extension

 

 

 

ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting qualified jobseekers from diverse backgrounds with employers across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario and Canada. ACCES helps more than 39,000 job seekers each year at seven locations in the GTA. As a charitable not-for-profit organization, ACCES provides job search services that connect newcomers, jobseekers, youth, women and refugees to jobs that reflect their skills and experience.  We provide over 30 customized job search programs that meet the unique needs of our jobseekers. Our vision is to achieve a fully inclusive labour force that reflects the diversity, skills and experience of Canada's population.

We are looking for skilled talent who thrive in a flexible and innovative environment. ACCES offers an excellent benefits package, a RRSP matching program, and an Employee & Family Assistance Program.

The position of Employment Consultant is responsible for providing employment services for clients. The individual in this position will work in collaboration with their project team and other ACCES employees, along with community partner agencies. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide culturally sensitive employment services including intake and assessment, one-to-one and group employment counseling and referrals
  • Facilitate workshops that will prepare clients to market themselves to employers and to find and maintain employment
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community organizations and partners to make appropriate referrals
  • Maintain an active caseload, including all file management responsibilities
  • Advocate on behalf of clients whenever necessary, including support in areas of employment, skills training, social assistance and equitable access to services
  • Meet monthly statistical requirements and maintain professional and effective information tracking systems on all activities performed
  • Conduct needs assessments and career testing in individual and/or group settings
  • Provide professional support to clients using ACCES resource services
  • Develop relationships with private and public sector employers in order to market ACCES services and clients and place clients in jobs
  • Participate fully and responsibly as an equal member of an employment consulting team
  • And other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A post-secondary education in Career and Work Counseling, Adult Education or a related field and/or 5 years directly related work experience
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and self-management skills to work effectively with clients, co-workers, outside agencies and employers
  • Thorough knowledge of all facets of job search and career development including an understanding of labour market trends and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct outreach\marketing of clients and services to employers
  • Demonstrated experience in case and file management
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience working in an MSOffice environment; familiarity with online platforms and database management programs (ex. Salesforce)
  • Online facilitation experience is a strong asset (in particular, experience with using Zoom, MS Teams, and Webex). All programs are currently run virtually.
  • Sector specific knowledge 
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, including youth and newcomers who may be experiencing employment barriers is an asset
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate is an asset
  • Fluency in a second language will be considered an asset
  • Flexible to work occasional evenings and weekend hours

Job status: Unionized

Salary: $53,928.28 per annum (as per Union salary grid), prorated to contract duration

Job Application Instructions

Interested persons should send their resume with a covering letter to:

ACCES Employment Hiring Committee

By email:   hr@accesemployment.ca  

Candidates should state the position and location of interest in the subject of the email.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates who are contacted may be requested to complete a screening video interview using Spark Hire.

This position will be posted until it is filled. We will be reviewing resumes as they are submitted.

Please Note: ACCES Employment is an equal opportunity employer, strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, people of colour or members of racialized communities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Accessibility and Accommodation: ACCES Employment is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative or hiring manager of the accommodation measures if required which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

COVID-19 Response Plan:

ACCES continues to actively monitor the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario. We will assess any new provincial and public health directions. At this time, ACCES is exercising caution to protect our community members by suspending the delivery of our in-person services. ACCES will continue to deliver all of our programs and services virtually and over the phone. To learn more about our comprehensive COVID-19 Response Plan click here: https://accesemployment.ca/images/policies/ACCES_Employment_Covid-19_Response_Plan_Sept_15_2020_v3.pdf

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