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EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Job ID: 19,254

Date Posted:
Jan 11, 2022
Job Title:
EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
Salary:
$41,860 $45,500 annually
Job Category:
Health, Education & Social Services
Location:
Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON

Job Description:

Position: EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Hours: Full time- 35 hours per week, permanent

Reporting to the Employment Services Manager

This position also requires some job development experience as the specialist will also assist in implementing the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program when required.

The Employment Specialist will support clients from assessment through to employment. This will be done by providing ongoing assistance and follow up to monitor progress by linking clients with appropriate community and employment supports, providing job coaching and training opportunities.

The Employment Specialist will:

  • Work collaboratively with employment assisted individuals to develop an 'Employment Action Plan' and provide support in working toward a mutually agreed employment related outcome
  • Conduct standardized assessments to determine client interests, aptitudes and abilities on a one on-one basis, where appropriate
  • ldentify barriers to employment and assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies
  • Assess need for additional assistance and make appropriate, supported referrals to community, government and employment related services
  • Support clients in accessing employment related programs where appropriate
  • Follow up with clients at appropriate intervals to assess and record progress, provide job coaching support or facilitate re-engagement with CONTACT Employment Services (CES)
  • Conduct outreach to community organizations to promote CES, develop quality partnerships, establish referral protocols and conduct direct work with clients when appropriate
  • Assist clients in determining employment support needs
  • Liaise with job developer, facilitator, information and resource personnel, government departments and other social, employment and community agencies on mutual clients as needed to facilitate client progress
  • Conduct employment workshops based upon identified clients' needs
  • Enter accurate client data into the Employment Ontario information System, EOIS CaMs in a timely manner
  • Maintain case notes and appropriate documentation about client progress
  • Complete required paperwork for clients wishing to access training
  • Possess Job Development skills and knowledge of the Canada Ontario Job Grant program, specifically.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Employment Services Manager

Organizational Support:  

As a charity, our organization relies on fundraising activities and events. We encourage all staff to volunteer at our events/activities. 

Hiring Conditions

Vaccination Requirement – As a condition of employment, CONTACT requires all new hires to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, may provide such documentation for accommodation consideration.

*Full vaccination is any World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines. For the most up-to-date information visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website: https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Vaccine-and-Immunization/Key-things-to-know-about-COVID-19-vaccines

Screening - As a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening.

 

Employer:

CONTACT Employment Services

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to: ram@contactsouthsimcoe.ca

CONTACT Community Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations during the hiring process can be made available to applicants who make their needs known in advance. We appreciate all applications, however, only those candidates being considered for the position will be contacted. 

 

Advertised Until:

Jan 28, 2022

Testimonials


  • "I believe that the support I received from the wonderful team at CONTACT Employment Services had a great impact on potential employers noticing me. It made my job search so much easier! I highly recommend using CONTACT Employment Services' friendly services!"

    Robert S
  • "I now find myself a student again, learning to cook, so I can do what I have always wanted to do as a career. I went through some ups and downs, but thanks to CONTACT Employment Services, The Ministry of Training Colleges and University and Liaison College I am on my way to becoming a chef"

    Richard M
  • "Lisa at CONTACT Employment Services became my “go-to girl”. Her great recommendations on updating my resume, helping me prepare for job interviews, talking me through my fears, and her wonderful advice, helped me land a wonderful opportunity. This support is the reason I received work within 2 months of being laid off."

    Rachel A
  • "The consultant made me realize that I can do something with my life.  I have a lot of respect for him and already trust him.  Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words.”

    Employment Services' Client Comment
  • "With CONTACT Employment Services professional training curriculum and supportive staff, I was able to obtain my ACZ License and will be starting full- time employment with a large well established local transportation company. Without help from Heather and the CONTACT Employment Services team, I feel this outcome would not have been possible. Thank you."

    Ray K
  • "Without the help and caring support from Lisa of CONTACT Employment Services  and family/friend supports, I would still be wondering “can I really do this?” I would recommend CONTACT Employment Services to anyone looking for work and wanting to find out information on government programs available to you."

    Angie H
  • "My experience with CONTACT Employment Services was very positive and supportive. I would recommend CONTACT Employment Services to anyone who needs help with their future career."

    Barbara S
  • "I want to encourage all of the internationally trained people in Canada to keep trying and believing that their ideal job is out there. With the right help and persistence on their part, they too can find their dream job. Thank you so much Lisa for the effort you put in for me. Thank you CONTACT Employment Services."

    Maria O