Program Facilitator / Employment Counsellor

JVS Toronto - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector providing career and employment services. Our employees make a difference affecting local communities by connecting jobseekers to employment and helping employers build their workforce in Toronto and York Region. International Skills Applied for Geriatrics ( ISAGE) is a MTCU funded bridge training program for Internationally Educated Professionals in Healthcare, Education, Social Work, Psychology, Human Resources and other related licensed occupations delivered in partnership with George Brown College to gain relevant skills and explore alternative careers in the field of Gerontology and Social Services. It offers newcomers an opportunity to gain knowledge of the Canadian workplace, provides access to mentorships and the possibility of internships and employment in the field. .

Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a noticeable difference in peoples’ lives? JVS Toronto will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career and give back to our community. To reward employees’ hard work, JVS Toronto offers a paid vacation allowance, health, vision, & dental benefits, an employee assistance program (EAP), and corporate discounts.

Program Facilitator/Employment Counsellor, Job ID #8029


Full-time / 1 year contract with possibility of renewal / Starting ASAP / Keele & Finch

We are looking for an upbeat, outgoing individual who is comfortable delivering workshops and has the ability to keep internationally trained professionals motivated during their job search. This person will also bring with them their job search strategy and labour market expertise to ensure program and employment targets are met.

Your duties will include:
Conducting outreach to ensure adequate number of eligible and qualified participants apply to the program

Conducting orientation sessions, assessing participant eligibility and coordinating referrals

Facilitating, leading and instructing students; maintaining participants’ records, files and training materials

Providing job search and workplace communications training and completing participant profiles and action plans

Conducting extensive outreach to arrange and coordinate mentoring partnerships for program participants, monitoring work experience placements and visiting practicum sites; liaising with community partners

Conducting participant evaluations, liaising with program evaluator, and monitoring progress and developing action plans where necessary

Maintaining participant and program records and assembling data for use in reports and program evaluation and to implement improvements

Documenting and monitoring employment outcomes, assisting with the development of strategies to ensure employment targets are reached and track participant progress both during and after program completion

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.

Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.

Experience working with Internationally Educated Individuals in the immigration, employment and/or settlement sectors

Solid organizational, oral and written communication skills

Computer literate; proficiency in Microsoft Office is necessary for this position

A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position

Our ideal candidate will also have:
Knowledge of the labour market specific to geriatrics

Online curriculum development and facilitation is a definite asset

Certificate from a career and work counselling program

Certification from an organization such as VRA Canada or ICCI

Knowledge of and exposure to Employment Ontario

Familiarity with online communication tools (ie. Skype)

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter here .

JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.

Our agency 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.