Employment Counsellors-GTA

Job Order ID:7320
Employment Type:Yearly Salary
Web Publication Date:5/16/2023
Number of Positions:1
Job Function:

Employment Counsellors, Employment Source
Full-time / 1-year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Various locations: Markham, Toronto North, Scarborough, Downtown, Jane/Finch  


The employer
The employer believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, the organization has been giving the power of employment and improved learning serving 10,000 new individuals annually through career, employment, and assessment services in Toronto and York Region. They also help businesses recruit the workforce they need to be successful. The employer is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of their services without charge.


Program Overview
The program run by the employer is funded by MLITSD, provides a range of employment services (information and referral, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops, job development/placement services) to unemployed individuals of all ages, financial backgrounds and skills to help them gain employment within their field or a related field.

The successful candidate will be driven and have an outcome-focused case management style along with a friendly, approachable demeanor.


They’re looking for someone who will:  
•     Provide individual employment counselling and facilitate employment workshops in the office and in the community
•      Interview and assess clients for the appropriateness of Employment Service Program, including all  youth programs –YJC, YJCS, TYJC, and YouthReach
•     Assess client needs and develop service plans that demonstrate the coordination of appropriate interventions to support employment goals
•     Demonstrate an outcome-focused case management ability; promoting Employment Ontario Services, and identifying and supporting opportunities for itinerant services in the community  
•     Provide clients with information and referral services, and administer and discussion Better Jobs Ontario applications
•     Maintain client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up; produce statistical documentation
•     Coordinate provision of services with the Job Development team; ability to effectively assess clients’ motivation, reliability and dependability to determine placement readiness
•     Assist participants with the use of a variety of tools for further career training and job search
•     Have knowledge of current local labour market trends, community services, and resources across the GTA
•     Have working knowledge of the EOIS and CAMS system

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
•     Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
•     1-2 years of employment counselling experience
•     Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to write reports
•     Strong interpersonal skills; sensitivity to diversity and the ability to deal effectively with many personality types
•     Effective organization and time management skills; ability to meet targets and deadlines
•     Demonstrated problem-solving skills
•     Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
•     A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position


Their ideal candidate will also have:
•     Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
•     Certification from a Career and Work Counsellor Program
•     Certification from VRA Canada or ICCI
•     Knowledge of a second language