Employment Counsellor - North

JVS Toronto

  • Toronto, ON
  • Temporary
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
  • Apply easily
Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8114
Employment Source North and Markham / Full-time / 35 hours per week / 1-year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / North office and MarkhamWho is JVS
JVS Toronto believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, JVS Toronto 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. We also help businesses recruit the workforce they need to be successful. JVS Toronto is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of our services without charge. Learn about the work we do: www.jvstoronto.org.Our employees benefit from a group benefit plan, a friendly work environment, monthly wellness initiatives, access to an employee assistance program (EAP), opportunities for continuous learning and a variety of corporate discounts. JVS Toronto also offers permanent employees a generous vacation package, a pension plan in addition to paid sick time, family care and wellness days.Program Overview
The JVS Employment Source offices, 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, professional backgrounds and skills to help them gain employment within their field or a related field.We’re looking for someone who will:
  • Provide individual employment counselling and program referrals, including the ability to complete common assessments
  • Assess client needs and develop service plans that support each clients employment and retention goals
  • Demonstrate outcome-focused case management ability; applying knowledge of current local labour market trends and community services in Toronto and York Region
  • Maintain complete client case files in compliance with the new Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up
  • Interview and assess clients for a variety of employment backgrounds, including ensuring clients have an appropriate resume, interview adeptness, job search skills, etc. discuss and administer Better Jobs Ontario applications involving a review of eligibility, financial feasibly, etc.
  • Collaborate with community partners and cultural specific organizations to provide high volume service in Farsi in the community
  • Assist trainees/clients in securing and maintaining employment, including advocating for client’s successful placement and job retention
Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience.
  • 1-2 years of employment counselling experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Farsi
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work with a wide range of personality types; sensitivity to diversity
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (i.e. MS Teams, Outlook & CaseFlo)
  • Must have a vehicle in order to travel to itinerant locations in York Region
Our ideal candidate will also have:
  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure
  • Familiarity with common assessment
  • Certification from a Career & Work Counsellor program
  • Fluent in Farsi and/or Hindi
  • Police background check
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter here.
JVS Toronto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact HR.
JVS Toronto embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.Powered by JazzHR

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