The Career Foundation

Job Developer/ Outreach Worker

Oct 26, 2018
Etobicoke, Ontario

Organization Profile:  The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information, please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.

At The Career Foundation, we value inclusiveness and embrace diversity in the workplace. We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team-oriented.

We also offer the following:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program

The Youth Job Connection program is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 who face multiple barriers to employment.  It provides access to employment skills development, along with education/training and work experience.  The YJC Job Developer/ Outreach Worker will support the Facilitator/ Job Coach and will work closely with the Progra Coordinator to ensure the program meets and exceeds all project goals and objectives.

Position Type: Full-time contract

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Number of Positions: 1

Location: Etobicoke

Years of Experience: 2+

Contract dates: Immediately – March 31, 2019 (good possibility of renewal)

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Employer Engagement and Program Outreach

  • Visits employers to initiate and maintain strong professional relationships
  • Arranges specific number of results-focused hiring fairs, job interviews, and employer meetings on a weekly basis
  • Ensures diverse employment opportunities are available so that youth will be employed in realistic employment of their choosing
  • Collects and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and all other job development activity for information retrieval
  • Regularly participates in community and business networking events, meetings, job fairs and other activities to inform the community, employers and job seekers about the program
  • Develops positive relationships with community partners and fosters strong referral relationships
  • Ensures that the required number of participants have been connected to employment opportunities at the start of each session

Placement of Participants

  • Places a minimum of 6-8 participants per intake session into full-time employment
  • Ensures the quality of placements by appropriately matching the participants’ skills with the job requirements and meeting the funder’s criteria
  • Completes all necessary registration forms, placement agreements, monitoring documents, client case notes and surveys in a timely manner and in accordance with program guidelines
  • Prepares, tracks and submits employer claims in a timely manner
  • Maintains ongoing communication with hiring employers and continuously visits employers to initiate and maintain strong relationships in support of employment retention and future placement opportunities
  • Develops a resource pool of mentors; links participants with appropriate mentors/ coaches to provide support during and after job placement

Job Search Support

  • Analyzes, evaluates and interprets collected information to assist participants in targeting the most suitable employment based on their skills, experience, education and existing labour market factors
  • Provides effective individual/group job search support to all participants (Internet job search, interview preparation, employment research methods, employer contacts, job postings, cold calling etc.).
  • Works with participants to develop and modify resumes for the positions to which they are applying
  • Conduct position-specific interview preparation with each participant as needed
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the positions which participants are applying for
  • Strong ability to source information to clarify questions which participants may have and/or anticipate information they will need to successfully start employment
  • Maintains regular and consistent follow up with participants during both the workshop and retention phase of the intervention to ensure positive outcomes

Other Duties as Needed

  • Conducts workshops to instruct participants on effective job search strategies (cold calling, job posting analysis, salary negotiation etc.)
  • Supports program staff with any clerical duties (document creation, hard copy file retrieval)
  • Willingness to support agency events, job fairs, and The Career Foundation fundraising activities and events
  • Maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Coordinator

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • College Diploma or University Degree in Career and Work Counselling, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development or related field
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in recruitment, job development and/or social services related fields serving multi-barriered youth
  • Understanding of, and ability to effectively apply, the principles of the sales process to generate job leads and secure positions for clients
  • Vocational counselling/ placement experience with multi-barriered individuals considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies and techniques
  • Employs flexible and creative approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the program are met
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English (proficiency in a second language which reflects the service area would be an asset) with strong presentation and resume writing ability
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle for local travel

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@careerfoundation.org and addressed to The Hiring Committee.  Remember to quote the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.  Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.   

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