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Employer Engagement Specialist, Employing Young Talent Incentive

Employer Engagement Specialist, Employing Young Talent Incentive
  • Part Time
  • Toronto
  • This position has been filled

Website St. Stephen's Community House


STATUS: Part time, union, CUPE 2289
DEPARTMENT: Employment & Training Centre
# HRS / WEEK: 21 hour work week
REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Employment Service
HOURLY RATE and BENEFITS: $ 25.78 plus 4% in lieu of vacation and 4% in lieu of benefits

Employing Young Talent Incentive Program is funded by the provincial government that promotes economic growth and lowers costs for small- to medium-sized businesses while assisting youth in securing decent work job opportunities. Participating employers can receive up to $2,000 per youth hired through the Employment Service and Youth Job Connection Programs.

The EYTI Employer Specialist will conduct employer and youth outreach to match youth aged 15 to 29 to suitable employment opportunities with small to medium-sized employers in the Toronto Area. The Employer Specialist will administer the program for the ETC to meet the assigned targets and allocate the funding ensuring a high quality of service to both employers and youth.


Employer Recruitment and Job Development

1. Promote and coordinate the Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) program to youth and employers using various outreach and communication strategies

2. Contact employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current youth participant job search needs, and advocate on behalf of the participant

3. Build productive, ongoing relationships with potential employers

4. Support employers in understanding the EYTI program and facilitate access to it

5. Facilitate the hosting of hiring fairs and work in partnership with the Job Development team to market the event and recruit youth

6. Work with the Employment Service team to identify youth who meet the EYTI eligibility requirements and help them to market the program to a prospective employer

7. Complete EYTI paperwork with employers and process timely employer invoices ensuring St. Stephen’s and program’s guidelines and polices are followed

8. Perform on-site visits for assessment, paperwork completion and monitoring of placements

9. Provide individual guidance and support to participants before and during their job match

Administration, Case Management, and Target Management

1. Meet funder assigned participant job matching and retention targets

2. Prepare and maintain associated file documentation and process payment paperwork in accordance with St. Stephen’s and Ministry service standards

3. Keep up-to-date data on EYTI outcomes and expenditures including placement numbers, employer contacts and retention statistics

4. Conduct follow ups with employers and participants to support ongoing retention issues and identify strategies to maintain participant success

5. Conduct follow-up with all participants as stipulated by the program and agency guidelines and standards and communicates with employers and all relevant agencies/professionals ensuring an appropriate level of support according to participant needs

6. Enter follow-up information into the Ministry’s CaMS (Case Activity Management Database)

7. Enter all employer outreach, leads, positions and matching data into Salesforce ensuring data integrity and quality

8. Maintain participant tracking and filing systems; ensure written documentation and statistics for each case file is consistently up to date, adheres to audit guidelines and is properly stored


1. Actively participate in and prepare for regular team and individual supervision meetings with the direct supervisor including the establishment and evaluation of an annual goal plan

2. Participate in service planning for the agency in relation to other departments, community and individual needs

3. Adhere to all SSCH, ETC policies and procedures and ensure that confidentiality is maintained

4. Ensure a team approach in all aspects of program development

5. Assist with coordination of volunteers in program operation

6. Participate in SSCH house-wide program activities/meetings as appropriate and/or as assigned

7. Support community development and social action activities as they arise both within the agency and within the communities we work with.

8. Cooperate with health and safety procedures and policies


  • B.A. in Business Administration, Marketing, Employment/Career Counselling, Human Resources and two years’ service experience in employer recruitment and job development, or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Recent demonstrated experience in job development in non-profit and government – funded projects
  • Committed to decent work principles and applies these principles to their daily work with employers and participants
  • Recent knowledge and understanding of the participant group, labour market trends, and related social services/programs for youth
  • Recent successful achievement of targets in a similar employment environment
  • Strong judgment, empathy and ability to convince others
  • Familiarity with Asset Based Community Development practice is an asset.
  • Past achievement in successful implementation and delivery of employment services in an outcome-based funding environment
  • Recent comprehensive knowledge of employment and training resources, labour market information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated professionalism in all contacts.
  • Superior organizational, time management and group facilitation skills
  • Proven computer skills in MS Outlook and MS Office along with strong ability to use online database systems and social media
  • A current police reference check is required


Work location:

1415 Bathurst Street with the ability to travel to various locations within Toronto.

St. Stephen’s Community House is committed to diversity, equity and accessibility in accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Administrator will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of hiring process.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected will be contacted for an interview.


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