Employment Specialist (Job Developer)

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, ON
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Jun 25, 2015

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST (JOB DEVELOPER)

The Organization
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an expert in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI).  Founded in 1945, our mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation.  SCI Ontario values and recognizes the contributions of its employees and prides itself for supporting a personal work-life balance and being a workplace of choice.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Employment Services; the Employment Specialist provides comprehensive service to our partnering employers to understand and fulfill their hiring needs, as well as to clients with disabilities to facilitate meaningful paid employment and community participation. This includes the active development of paid employment opportunities.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for assisting our talented job seekers with disabilities to find suitable employment opportunities; matched with skills required to attract and meet the needs of our partnering employers. This includes recruitment, account management and sales techniques.

Our Employment Services Team is currently looking for a dedicated individual for a full time Employment Specialist to work out of our provincial office.

Responsibilities:
•    Actively conduct marketing and outreach activities with new employers to establish partnerships to develop competitive employment opportunities for our clients
•    Develop and maintain long term recruitment relationships with employers by understanding their corporate culture, recruitment needs, and provision of excellent customer service
•    Provide customized support for clients in the job development phase by; customizing resumes, identifying and targeting employers, supporting self directed job search skills, and providing motivational support during the job search phase
•    Match suitable clients with employment opportunities and facilitate the interviewing and hiring process with employers
•    Provide follow up support, job coaching and/or job maintenance to clients and employers to sustain a job placement
•    Provide training to employers and community agencies  in the areas of disability awareness, AODA Standards, and best practices in hiring and retaining employees with disabilities
•    Coordinate supports as required to address job accommodation and disability related issues
•    Meet monthly statistical/reporting requirements and maintain client and employer data bases
•    Work collaboratively with other members of the Employment Services team to ensure the varying and comprehensive needs of our clients and employers are met

Qualifications:
•    Undergraduate degree in sales & marketing, business, disability studies, or related discipline
•    A minimum of three years experience in sales or account management, with a sound ability to apply marketing and negotiation techniques (i.e. cold calling, needs analysis,)
•    Possess a holistic knowledge of, or passion to learn about, physical disabilities and their functional implications
•    Knowledge of disability issues, labour market trends and job accommodations
•    Effective interpersonal skills, with strong listening, collaboration and negotiation skills
•    Proven planning/organization and time management skills
•    Ability to work collaboratively and apply a team approach to achieving successful placement outcomes
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to facilitate oral presentations to employers and other community partners
•    Strong self-management skills to work effectively with clients, employers, co-workers, and outside agencies
•    Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment, familiarity with databases
•    Experience with social media (ie.linkedin, twitter) to connect with potential employers

This is an excellent opportunity for you if you: *are solution-oriented, *work effectively with employers while providing client-focused services, *welcome professional development and personal growth, *work well both independently and as a member of a strong and passionate team, and *employ creativity and determination in your daily work.  Your positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of dependability, commitment and performance based outcomes make you the ideal candidate for this position.

If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to our communities while working with a team whose credo is “Work Hard, Be Fair, Care”, we look forward to receiving your application.  We offer a competitive salary, and a great working environment that takes into consideration a work-life balance.

Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. SCI Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please forward your resume in confidence by June 25, 2015 to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, e-mail: hr@sciontario.org quoting Employment Specialist (Job Developer) in the subject line.

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