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Work at Job Skills

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

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 Business Liaison Specialist supports the activities of Job Skills’ employment programs and services by:

  • 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 a 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
  • 2-4 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!

As a Business Liaison 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 and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

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, September 11, 2020.

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: MES071774
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

What we need

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has demonstrated experience in communication, formal group presentation & facilitation, coaching, employability/needs assessments, curriculum development, planning, organizing and follow-up
  • Has 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
  • Has experience working with clients with barriers
  • Is outgoing and experienced in engaging clients through outreach and has the ability to build relationships with community partners
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Has certification in Life Skills Coaching and Personality Dimensions, considered an asset
  • Has intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Will 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 by:

  • Developing and delivering curriculum in support of service delivery, evaluates and adjusts accordingly
  • Providing individual coaching as necessary to participants
  • Working with clients to facilitate peer-led 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 completes 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!

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.

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 Monday, August 17, 2020

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: MES071776
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

What we need

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping Clients achieve their employment goals.
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Has a keen eye for maintaining accuracy and detail in a fast paced environment.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills including an excellent telephone manner.
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication, Building Trust, Information Monitoring, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills.
  • Has a knowledge of Job search tools and techniques (Facilitation experience is considered an asset).

What you will do

The Resource and Information Specialist supports the activities of the Job Skills Employment Programs and Services activities by:

  • Managing the day-to-day clerical responsibilities of the program including answering telephone enquiries, file maintenance, preparing reports and database management.
  • Managing a diverse client group in the resource and information room and assisting the them with their job search.
  • Supporting general office activities including data entry, customer service and reception.
  • Use your effective communication skills, working cooperatively with staff providing administrative support to ensure client success.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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 a Resource and Information Specialist 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 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, September 25, 2020.

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: KES091077
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: resumes@jobskills.org

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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