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13 Mar 2019

Full-Time HD 7218 Career Development Specialist – North Oakville

ssoleas Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Join our team as a FULL-TIME CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST for Goodwill, The Amity Group at our Trafalgar Ridge Career Centre, located: 2387 Trafalgar Rd., Unit B, Oakville, ON L6H 6K7.

This full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours (5) Five days per week, starting annual salary, $46, 895 and, includes Group benefits, Short & Long term illness and a Pension plan

 ABOUT GOODWILL

Goodwill the Amity Group is a leading human services organization based in Hamilton that serves the Hamilton/Halton communities. Goodwill’s mission is about the power of work in people’s lives.  We support individuals in overcoming barriers to employment and obtaining work.  Our Employment Services are partly funded by the government of Ontario and partly funded through our own social enterprise activities, which include retail thrift stores, a café/catering operation, leasing at our owned head office, and a light assembly division.  In addition to providing funding, these activities also provide additional training and employment opportunities for the individuals we serve.  This is a challenging and exciting time to join Goodwill and play a key role in contributing to our future directions. 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline
  • Ability to meet and exceed targets, with 2 years’ related experience
  • Strong background in developing action plans, employment counselling, apprenticeship, Second Career Strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s license and full time access to a vehicle
  • Strong case noting skills with the ability to build rationale for decisions that support clients with goals
  • Knowledge and/or experience of EO and Youth programs an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Intake new clients, assessing eligibility for service with government programs to assist with the job search
  • Providing employment support to clients, assessing attitudes and barriers affecting job placement and vocational training
  • Developing strategies, advising on job search techniques, and following up on action plans
  • Assisting clients to develop Employment Action plans geared to realistic outcomes
  • Ensuring accurate, timely, and complete records are maintained on each client, using various computerized databases, following ministry guidelines
  • Case conferencing with job developers, internal and community partners to discuss clients’ needs and eligibility
  • Maintaining knowledge of current labour market using newspapers, Internet and other available sources
  • Assisting clients to secure Second Career Strategy
  • Following up with employers for the purpose of assisting clients to become employed
  • Monitoring clients while on placements with employers
  • Establish community placements, conducting follow-up and providing employers with information
  • Marketing programs and services to the community and employers
  • Plan and/or conduct training sessions and make recommendations for new programs
  • Develop and support the team effort with clients, staff and other team members
  • Takes responsibility for understanding and addressing safety issues for the job and equipment operated

Condition of Employment

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Criminal Reference Check completed
  • Conform to all Safety Regulations and Procedures

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

 

How to Apply

Interested Individuals are asked to submit a Cover Letter and Resume by Wednesday March 20th, 2019  by e-mail to: humanresources@goodwillonline.ca No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

Job Categories: Employment Specialist, Not for Profit, and Office. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Salary.

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