Workforce Specialists(GTA)

Job Order ID:7323
Employment Type:Yearly Salary
Web Publication Date:5/17/2023
Number of Positions:1
Job Location:North York
Brief Description:

Workforce Specialist positions available in various locations in the GTA.

Job Function:

Workforce Specialists
Employment Services  
Full-time / One year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Toronto North, Scarborough, Markham, Jane/Finch, Tycos


Who is the employer?
The employer believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, the employer 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 organization is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of our services without charge.


Program Overview
The employer is looking to hire Workforce Specialists for their Employment Services  programs in various locations across the GTA which provide a range of services at one location, including information and referral services, one-on-one employment counselling, employment workshops and job development placement services. The company provides their services to a variety of clients and many of their clients are internationally trained professionals whom they help gain employment in their field.

The company’s Workforce Specialist (WFS) team works to develop relationships with employers and market the clients in an effort to help them secure work. The company is looking for an outgoing individual who is comfortable building meaningful relationships to develop connections for employment opportunities. This person will also bring with them their job search strategy and labour market expertise to ensure program and employment targets are met.


They’re looking for someone who will:  
•     Meet client job placement and retention targets.  
•     Assess client strengths, needs and job placement readiness. Negotiate employment opportunities that meet both client and employer needs  
•     Carry out job development using consultative sales model including prospecting (cold calling), networking, employer needs analysis, features/benefits and other EOPII job development and sales techniques.  
•     Build productive ongoing relationships with potential employers for agency programs/clients, contacting employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current client job placement needs, and advocating on behalf of the client  
•     Follow up with employers and clients to support ongoing retention in employment or work assignment; monitor placements; assess work environment and identify strategies to maintain client success  
•     Organize and facilitate on/off-site and virtual events, such as employer sessions, hiring events, info sessions, and networking panels  
•     Maintain detailed employer and client records; enter all required information into database system; ongoing updates and reporting of outcomes to project team
•     Negotiate ‘Training Incentives’ with employers and ensure that all necessary agreement details are finalized and documentation completed
•     Conduct on-site ‘Monitoring Visits’ to closely monitor co-op and job placements, providing assistance with work-related issues and job performance
•     Continually monitor labour-market trends, conduct labour market related workshops as well as employer and community outreach to increase visibility and jobseeker participation in the company programs  

Flexible hours / some evenings or weekends may be required on occasion for these positions.

Job Requirement:

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
•     College diploma in Social Services, Marketing, or Human Resources; or evaluated as the Canadian equivalency  
•     1-2 years of job development, sales, outreach, or recruitment experience
•     Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to prepare and write reports
•     Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop relationships with a wide range of individuals, including community professionals, clients, colleagues, staff, volunteers, and employers
•     Effective organization and time management skills
•     A Police Vulnerable Sector check may be required for this position


Our ideal candidate will also have:
•     A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle as travel is required for this position  
•     Experience placing internationally trained professionals
•     Knowledge of the labour market
•     Knowledge of and exposure to Employment Ontario