Employment Engagement Specialist - YMCA

Jul 09, 2024
Hanover, Ontario

Position Title: Employment Engagement Specialist

Department: Employment

Worksite Location: Owen Sound, Ontario with regular travel through Grey and Bruce counties.

Position Type: Permanent full-time Category: #1

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Shifts: Days; Monday – Friday

Salary: $26.18 - $29.76 per hour. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Process:

Email resume, cover letter and YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to:

Manager of Client Services

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an individual who brings energy and compassion to their everyday work! Someone who is seeking meaningful employment and is passionate about helping other. We are looking for someone who believes in a client centered approach to creating collaborative Employment Action Plans. This position requires a positive team player who is open minded, respectful and welcoming to all individuals.


  • Ability to establish rapport and provide compassionate and strength-focused services
  • Provide services in a manner that is consistent with the values outlined in the program guidelines, including: hope; client centered; inclusive and accessible; collaboration; and accountability
  • Work with people to assess needs that should include but not be restricted to: life stabilization, career development, literacy and basic skills training, job retention requirements, specialized supports, and disability accommodation
  • Work with community partners and local agencies to provide comprehensive client-centred case management to remove barriers from employment
  • Provide 1-year of Job Retention support

We are building a community where everyone can reach their full potential; including you! Join the YMCA and become part of a global movement that:

  • Values diversity.
  • Sees the potential in everyone.
  • Has been helping people grow in spirit, mind, and body for 175 years.

Help Build a Stronger Community and Better World:

This is the opportunity for you if you have a:

  • Genuine desire to help others take the first steps towards lasting health.
  • Welcoming spirit and are ready to invite people to join the YMCA.
  • Positive outlook that contributes to a YMCA community that people want to keep coming back to.
  • Willingness to learn about the YMCA standards of service and to deliver exceptional YMCA member experiences.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including evenings, opening shifts, and/or weekends.
  • Fundamental belief that it takes a team effort to put YMCA members at the centre of all we do.

Just Some of the Benefits of Working at the YMCA…

  • Comprehensive and ongoing training.
  • Free YMCA membership.
  • Great long term and upward career opportunities.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Medical, dental, and pension benefits (based on #hrs)
  • Working with fun, passionate and dependable co-workers.

The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust and Safety:

As part a of trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent service and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:

  • Confirm you are minimum 18 years of age.
  • Confirm you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check / Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than ninety (90) days preceding your start date.
  • Provide 3 professional references.
  • Demonstrate your sincere interest in employment services by:
  • Confirming post-secondary diploma in Social Services or related discipline plus related experience.
  • Familiar with government employment programs.
  • Excellent communication/organization skills.
  • Detail oriented with high expectations ensuring quality service provision and documentation.
  • Understanding the local labour market.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and is disciplined in setting priorities and outcomes.
  • Minimum Class G Driver’s License; able to travel throughout Grey and Bruce Counties; must have own vehicle.

The YMCA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality:

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $26.18-$29.76 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: On the road

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