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Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

Job Skills is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence as well as support local employers to meet their current and future hiring needs. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporating a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ programs and services. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

Would you like to join our team?

If you:

  • have a desire to make a difference in your community
  • have professional training and experience in the employment industry
  • are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity
  • are passionate about helping others
  • are a “people person”

Come work with us!

Current Job openings

York Region

Who we are:

Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

What we need:

Results-driven individuals who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals and enjoys building relationships with the employer and business community
  • Have demonstrated experience in sales, negotiation, building partnerships, innovation, coaching and facilitating change
  • Have post-secondary education in a social services related field, human resources, marketing, recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community
  • Will have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

What you will do:

The Employer Relations Specialist supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:

 

  • Achieving targets (both job starts and retention)
  • Creating and maintaining working relationships with employers
  • Helping employers determine needs, develop job descriptions and arrange for interviews of potential employees
  • Promoting the organization and its pool of talent
  • Performing on-site visits to employment locations for follow-up and monitoring
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting collected job information to assist clients in selecting the work environment best suited to them
  • Meeting with clients regularly and follow up with their progress and needs
  • Assisting in developing employment objectives, identifying barriers to success, building action plans, and strategies for evaluating progress
  • Providing assistance and guidance in areas such as résumé writing, cover letter and interview preparation
  • Ensuring suitable clients are matched with the appropriate work placements and mentoring opportunities; supporting workplace success; facilitating adjustments as required
  • Implementing marketing strategy and attend with specific promotional activities
  • Using excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person to deal tactfully and effectively with partners, organizations, government, and the general public
  • Meeting targets and objectives as set by management and the funding requirements
  • Developing monthly summary reports and complete other administrative duties as necessary
  • Maintaining hard files and the electronic database as required
  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date, documentation of employers and clients
  • Researching and analyzing current and future job market trends; identifying opportunities in the hidden job market that are relevant to the client base

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/certifications:
    • Post-secondary education, preferably a Job Developer certificate and/or related university degree with experience in job development
    • Post-secondary education in a social services related field, human Resources, marketing/sales, recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the Social Service sector

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Building Collaborations/Partnerships
  • Self-Confidence
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Problem Solving

 What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

 

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

 

Job Skills is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

 

As an Employer Relations Specialist with Job Skills, you will work for a high-performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counseling and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

 

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter. Also, please discuss how you’ve been involved in job development or related skills such as sales, negotiation, people skills and managing a caseload to achieve targets.

 

Please reply in confidence by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023

 

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee

Job Reference Number: KES093080

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

http://www.jobskills.org

Who we are:

Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

What we need:

Results-driven individuals who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Have demonstrated experience in Career Counselling/Career Development Theory, Individual Counselling/Assessment Skills, Information/Resources, Consultation/Case Management, Diverse Populations, Ethical/Legal Issues, Research/Evaluation and Technology.
  • Have demonstrated experience in Communication, Building Trust, Information Monitoring, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, and Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills. (Facilitation experience is considered an asset)
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Have intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community
  • Facilitation skills are considered an asset
  • Experience working with multi-barrier youth considered an asset
  • Have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

 

What you will do:

The Employment Consultant supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:

 

  • Interviewing all clients to obtain employment history, educational background, and career goals, among other information, by using the Common Assessment Tool (CAT), which identifies client Stream A, B, and C
  • Using the Initial Assessment (IA), identifying barriers to employment and assisting clients in developing job readiness skills and job search strategies through an Employment Action Plan (EAP)
  • Achieving individual targets towards overall team outcomes
  • Assessing the need for additional assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or further vocational training and making appropriate referrals
  • Liaising with job development services, facilitation team, resources and information team, government departments, and other social, employment, and community agencies on mutual clients as needed to facilitate clients’ progress
  • Participating in delivering outreach and marketing activities within the community; including job fairs, community and employment agencies, and performing outreach to clients and employers
  • Following up with clients at appropriate intervals to work towards progress and record outcomes
  • Using the Motivation Interviewing (MI) counselling approach when working with the most vulnerable clients
  • Ensuring all client notes and data entry is completed with accuracy and within a timely manner
  • Delivering high-quality service as outlined in Job Skills’ customer service standards

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requirement is a Post-secondary education, preferably in Career Development, Employment Counseling, or Social Service and/or related experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the Social Service sector

COMPETENCIES:

  • Effective Communication/Listening Skills
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Multi-tasking Abilities
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

 

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, and how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

 

Job Skills is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

 

As an Employment Consultant with Job Skills, you will work for a high-performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counselling and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

 

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.

 

Please reply in confidence by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023

 

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee

Job Reference Number: MES102081

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

http://www.jobskills.org

Who we are:

Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

 

What we need:

Results-driven individuals who:

 

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Have demonstrated experience in communication, formal group presentation & facilitation, coaching, employability/needs assessments, curriculum development, planning, organizing and follow-up
  • Have solid knowledge of all facets of job search and career development including the current Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques
  • Have experience working with health care professionals or in the health care industry considered an asset
  • Are outgoing and experienced in engaging clients through outreach and has the ability to build relationships with community partners
  • Have excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Have intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

 

What you will do:

The Facilitator supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:

 

  • Developing and delivering curriculum in support of service delivery, evaluating and adjusting accordingly
  • Providing individual coaching as necessary to participants
  • Working with clients to facilitate peer-lead support groups around employability and job search and job maintenance issues
  • Conducting employability workshops
  • Participating in developing working relationships with community partners, employment agencies, mentors, trainers, employers to promote Job Skills and its services
  • Assisting in delivering outreach and marketing activities/strategy within the community
  • Participating in community activities and job fairs
  • Networking with community and employment agencies as required
  • Conducting outreach to clients and employers as necessary
  • Developing monthly summary reports and completing other administrative duties as necessary including budget tracking for purchase orders such as client binders and supplies
  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date, documentation of client workshop activities
  • Researching and analyzing current and future job market trends that are relevant to the client base
  • Collecting, summarizing and reporting customer satisfaction surveys for workshop activities

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/certifications: Post-secondary education, preferably in adult teaching and/or related experience
  • 2-4 Years’ experience in the social service sector

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Oral Communication
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Functional, Technical and Organizational Proficiency
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Self-Confidence
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Planning and Goal Setting Abilities

 

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

 

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

 

Job Skills is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization constantly developing or implementing new Programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to our community’s economic and social viability. We are ethical, client-focused, and performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, community, and clients.

 

As a Facilitator with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals.

 

Job Skills is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. We invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply to meet these objectives. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.

 

Please reply in confidence by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023

 

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee

Job Reference Number: NES010584

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

http://www.jobskills.org

Who we are:

Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

 

What we need:

Results-driven individuals who:

 

  • Is inspired to help recent immigrants achieve their employment goals
  • Has post-secondary education preferably in Career and Work Counseling, and/or three years’ equivalent work related experience in Employment Counseling/Case Management, specifically for newcomers to Canada
  • Has experience working with people from various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Is knowledgeable of the Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience conducting community outreach and coordination
  • Have experience staffing an employment resource center (considered an asset)
  • Has excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve in order to meet program delivery targets
  • Is demonstrably proficient in English oral and written communication; knowledge of and fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, a strong asset
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Has a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

 

What you will do:

The Employment Settlement Specialist supports the activities of the Job Skills Newcomer Employment Programs and Services activities by:

                                   

                                    Newcomer Services

  • Interviewing clients to conduct needs assessment for additional assistance such as language/skills training, settlement support, accreditation assistance, mentoring, family services support, housing support, rehabilitation, and make appropriate referrals to those supports
  • Participating in delivering outreach within the community, developing an awareness of community and social services and supports; including job fairs, community and employment agencies, and performing outreach to clients and community partners
  • Liaise with all Welcome Centre services and partner agencies, as well as Employment Ontario Employment Service providers and other social, employment and community agencies, on mutual clients, as needed, to facilitate progress
  • Watching for trends and provide supporting data to management for future report and proposal writing submissions
  • Monitoring resource area activity: Assisting clients in accessing e-mail, computers, internet, fax and photocopy equipment to support their job search
  • Maintaining file notes and appropriate documentation about clients’ progress as required

 

                                    Case Manager

  • Support clients on issues related to job searching and the ways and means of conducting an effective job search through coaching on job search strategies, improving resume writing, interview techniques and networking, including social media
  • Providing information to clients; assisting in the orientation sessions and workshops; evaluating candidate suitability for JS programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in the Social Service sector
  • Minimum education requirement is a Post-secondary education, preferably in Career Development or Social Service and/or related experience

COMPETENCIES:

  • Effective Communication (Listening Skills)
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Functional, Technical and Organizational Proficiency
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Multi-tasking Abilities
  • Coaching
  • Information Seeking Abilities
  • Planning and Goal Setting Abilities

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

 

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

 

Job Skills is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, and performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

 

As an Employment Settlement Specialist with Job Skills, you will work for a high-performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counselling working to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

 

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.

 

Please reply in confidence by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023

 

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee

Job Reference Number: MNWC013085

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

http://www.jobskills.org

Peel Region

Co-op/Field Placement

Unpaid field placement/practicum and co-operative education programs provide students with a means to gain a greater understanding of the student’s academic program, through practical work experience. Job Skills supports these educational initiatives by participating, where possible, in a work placement related to the student’s current program/curriculum, career objectives and personal learning goals.

Students who are interested in available unpaid placement opportunities are invited to contact Job Skills HR Department.

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