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Job Developer/Workforce Specialist

Job Developer/Workforce Specialist

Full-Time, Office Work
Posted 1 month ago

As a member of the NEW Employment Services team at Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, the Job Developer/Workforce Specialist will be expected to be involved in all aspects of delivering Employment Ontario services to all members of the community, with an emphasis in supporting the needs of multi-barriered newcomer and/or racialized women and youth (15-29).

Duties Include:

Source employment and placement opportunities for Women, Men and Disadvantaged youth with multiple barriers to employment by first strategizing with the full Employment Programs Team, NEW’s priority areas of focus for targeting Employers
Meet with employers and assess suitability of the workplace
Employment opportunities: to be sought within the NEW catchment area OR in the communities with Employers who offer the greatest opportunity
Negotiate financial incentives with employers based on: skill requirement, on-the-job training available, transferable work experience, growth opportunities and/or skill level/employability assessments of participants.
Outreach to employers to identify opportunities in the “hidden” job market.
Contact employers, using cold or warm calls, on-site meetings, etc. to determine employment opportunities for clients, promote ALL NEW services and determine current and future labour market skill needs of the employer.
Match client interests, skills and experience to job leads, assess suitability for positions, forward resumes, co-ordinate interviews with client and employer and follow-up to determine next steps.
Maintain contact with client and employer throughout placement and for scheduled follow-ups at 3, 6 and 9 months to encourage employment maintenance. Also, maintain contact with clients not yet placed, continuing to search for employment opportunities and provide ongoing support.
Meet or exceed contractual job development targets, completing and submitting required statistical information on a weekly and monthly basis.
Market services of NEW to the community, including attending job fairs when requested and meeting with employers.
Operate all of the above within a Sustainable Livelihoods Framework that takes a client-centred approach that starts where clients are at and takes a comprehensive approach to building their assets.
Maintain client case files in compliance with the Employment Ontario model requirements; monitor clients’ progress with ongoing follow-up; produce statistical documentation

Team Contributions and Expectations:

Participate in training and orientation of new staff, practicum students and volunteers as required
Attend workshops and training as recommended by NEW
Take an active role in the upkeep of staff areas and offices
Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work related duties, wherever applicable
Participate as a responsible member of the agency
Participate on committees as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

Human Resources/Business Administration/Marketing degree or diploma from a recognized institution or 3 years equivalent work experience in recruitment/job development is preferred
Highly adaptable and able to build rapport and negotiate effectively
Ability to prioritize workload, manage time effectively and coordinate multiple activities
Commitment to an anti-oppression framework and a willingness to support the socio-economic advancement of newcomer and/or racialized youth
Second language is an asset

Contract Duration: September 3, 2019 to April 3, 2020.

Salary: $48,830.60 per annum (as per Union salary grid), prorated to contract duration

Salary will commensurate with experience. Benefits commence after the successful completion of a 3 month probation period. This position is open to both internal and external candidates.

Please send resume and covering letter by August 30, 2019 to

No Phone Calls Please.


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