Career Specialist, Employment Services


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POSITION:Career Specialist, Employment Services
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:Full Time, Permanent
LOCATION:Toronto-Parliament Employment Services
REPORTING TO:Coordinator, Employment Services
START DATE:September 30, 2015
SCHEDULE:Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Some evenings & weekends may be required)
HOURS:35 Hours per week
ANNUAL SALARY:$44,000 to $45,591 per annum (depending on experience)
SUMMARY: As part of Employment Services (ES) the Career Specialist will assist individuals with their employment goals and job search who are deemed appropriate for assisted services. Under the job search component of Assisted Services, individuals would access individual assistance in career clarification, goal setting, skills and interest assessment, interview and employment preparation. The Career Specialist may also provide Job Retention assistance, for those clients who need additional coaching and mentoring in order to maintain employment or to make the next step on their career path. The Career Specialist role may be required to provide part or all aspects of the Assisted Services model.

Job Search
* Facilitate structured and individualized support for conducting successful job search to individuals in a group setting or individually
* Provide career exploration, identification and clarification of interests, abilities, skills, education and experience in relation to short and long term career and employment goals in a group or individual setting
* Facilitate an orientation to the workplace- rules and expectations of employers, rights and responsibilities of employers & Canadian workplace culture
* Provide counselling and coaching in life skills that support successful employment
* Support individuals for disclosure of disabilities that may affect employment participation
* Preparation of job search tools including resumes and applications, interview and job search strategies, school and training record
* Provide support to client in assessing their qualifications against job requirements
* Provide information about and access to professional accreditation, language credentials and prior learning assessments
* Support mentoring and coaching during the job search process
* Provide supported referral and access to other services including but not limited to education & training

Job Retention
* For those individuals who need enhanced support when an on the job placement, employment and or advancement are unlikely without further assistance – develop a resource pool of mentors/coaches to support
* Identify those in need for additional support with individuals and or the employer as appropriate
* Develop support plans with the individual the mentor/coach and the employer as is appropriate
* Link participants with mentors and coaches to provide support during and after the job placement
* Monitor the mentor/coach relationship and its impact on workplace success, facilitating adjustments as required
* Provide documentation of a clear rationale to support the participant accessing the job retention part of the ES service including the service plan and any preliminary work done that supports the clients need for retention services.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
* All aspects of the Career Specialist positions will utilize the EOIS system for tracking clients, conducting follow up and recording activities
* Career Specialists will liaise with Client Service Planning and Coordination for updating individual action plans and supports
* Provide assistance to both Resource and Information and to other areas of the ES delivery model as required
* Flexibility to deliver all aspects of the ES model as required

* University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline
* Extensive knowledge of Employment Services; must have 1-2 years’ experience in an ES role
* Extensive experience with MTCU’s Case Management System (EOIS CaMS)
* Knowledge of Ministry Delivered Programs and related guidelines for administration (i.e. Second Career, OSEB)
* Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in some or all aspects of Job Search, Job Placement and Incentives or Job Retention including employment/coaching
* Minimum of 2  years’ experience facilitating job search related sessions with knowledge of current job search techniques and assessment tools in a group setting to adult learners
* Ability to learn new technology tools such as the TCET’s parallel data management system (CETRA).
* Demonstrated knowledge of LMI, job search and recruitment and community resources
* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups – including adults, youth, newcomers to Canada or other groups with specialized needs
* Demonstrated understanding of community resources, programs and services
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
* Experience working in a fast paced environment
* Goal oriented highly organized and flexible and adaptable: with superior time management skills
* Demonstrated use of computer technology including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Open Office, various web browsers, Internet networks, on-line employment tools and Web 2.0.
* Ability to deliver service in both official languages (English/French) or other languages  is considered an asset
* Ability to administer and interpret Level B tests /psychological instruments, Personality Dimensions, MBTI, COP System  or Life Skills Certification would be an asset
* 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:

*All External Applicants please quote: 2015-QCIC-081 2EXT in subject line.
By Monday September 28, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your interest.  We will only consider complete applications.  Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted



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