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Youth Job Link Specialist


TCET is a not for profit, progressive corporation.

Position: Youth Job Link Specialist
Terms of Employment: 2 Full Time Temporary Contract Position
Location: 1 position – split between Brampton East & Brampton South | 1 position – split between Malton & Mississauga
Reporting to: Coordinator, Employment Services
Start Date- End Date: May 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Hours: Mondays – Fridays; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (some evenings and weekends may be required)
Annual Salary: $39,000 to $41,500 per annum pro-rated (depending on experience)
Benefits: No

Summary:  The Centre for Education & Training is a not-for-profit organization and is a leading provider of educational training and career resource services. With over 300 employees, the Centre for Education & Training provides a wide range of services to individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies. With our head office in the region of Peel, we operate seven (7) locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, please visit

As part of the Employment Ontario (EO) network the Centre for Education & Training works with individuals, employers and communities to build the highly skilled, highly educated workforce that Ontario needs to be competitive.

Working with the ES Coordinator and Resource & Information team, the YJL Specialist positions will focus on marketing and outreach efforts to promote the Youth Job Link program (YJL) and provide job matching services to clients and employer; administering limited incentives funds to employers and support funds to clients in accordance with provincial program guidelines.


  • Conduct active outreach to employers to identify opportunities and promote the Youth Job Link program and Job matching and Placement Support Services
  • Research companies/employers to develop potential employment and placement leads and job opportunities for youth 15-29
  • Contact targeted companies via cold calling, face-to-face meeting, social media, or other effective methods to inform them of the YJL ES services
  • Provide information to potential job seeking youth or unemployed individuals about the YJL services available to them including eligibility and suitability
  • Ensure that employers meet all eligibility criteria
  • Facilitate structured and individualized support for conducting successful job search to youth in a group setting or individually
  • Assist in organizing and promoting hiring/placement events to connect employers with job seekers
  • Provide financial Supports to participants to remove barriers to transitioning into their first job
  • Provide incentives to employers to hire youth with no previous work experience
  • Working with the R&I team, assist to gather and organize job postings for job and message boards
  • Promote the YJL services to organizations that provide services to Youth between the ages of 15-29
  • Assist with R&I front desk responsibilities as needed including answering calls, entering data into CETRA/CaMS, registering clients for information sessions, Scheduling appointments
  • Provide general direction and guidance to individuals and employers accessing the Resource & Information service as needed with print and online information, resources and activities that support independent employability support;
  • Assist with data entry and organization of placement information and agreements as needed
  • Ensure that weekly and monthly targets are met
  • Collect and keep data for statistical reporting
  • Other outreach /marketing, and job matching activities as assigned by site Senior Coordinator



  • Post Secondary Education and or related work experience coupled with a high school diploma
  • Previous job development and/or job matching support experience an asset
  • Cold calling experience is considered an asset, with demonstrated experience in developing professional relationships with clients, community partners and employers
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office) and precise data entry skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and knowledge of how to prospect new employer clients
  • Previous group facilitation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups – including youth, unemployed, newcomers to Canada-businesses or other groups with specialized needs
  • Experience organizing and promoting events would be an asset
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (speaking, listening and writing)
  • Goal oriented, highly organized , flexible and adaptable with superior time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage a high volume workload with accuracy
  • Reliable, dedicated team player who is self-motivated
  • Access to reliable transportation (Mileage is reimbursed at a competitive rate)
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends or split shifts as necessary

To apply: Please submit your covering letter and resume to Human Resource Department via Email:

Please indicate your location preference OR identify that you are interested in applying for both location.

All external applicants please quote: 2017-QCIC-052 – 2EXT in subject line of your email by Friday April 28, 2017 at 4:00pm.

Thank you in advance for your interest.  Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT:  The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities.  In compliance with AODA, TCET will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request.  If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring supervisor upon scheduling your interview

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