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Employment Advisor/ Job Coach

  • Posted:Oct 21, 2020
  • Apply by:Nov 04, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Position Type: Full time 1-year contract (good possibility of renewal)

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Location(s): Hamilton

Number of positions: 1

Experience: 2 + years

 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

Job Coaching/ Client Management Support

  • Provides job coaching to participants on appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes during participation in the Empowering Abilities program and in the workplace
  • Maintains regular consistent follow-up with participants during both the workshop and retention phases of the intervention to ensure positive outcomes
  • Conducts regular monitoring visits and calls with clients
  • Provides one–on-one sessions on job maintenance skills to ensure that participants can handle challenges on the job
  • Delivers employability skills workshops, focusing on overcoming barriers to employment and job maintenance
  • Assists participants to develop resumes, cover letters and interview skills
  • Provides effective individual/group support to all participants to develop personal management skills (positive attitudes, self-awareness and workplace expectations, flexibility and adaptability on the job, budgeting etc.)
  • Supports clients in selecting immediate job goal, helping to understand the conditions and specifications of job goal selected
  • Helps clients discover educational and career paths for selected occupations, including training certification or apprenticeships
  • Possess a strong ability to source information to clarify questions individuals with disabilities may have and /or anticipate information they will need to successfully start employment
  • Manages individual and team administrative duties: scheduling appointments for participants, completing necessary paperwork, maintaining participant and employer files and Simple CTS/ DNA database

Job Development/ Job Retention

  • Places approximately 20 participants per contract year with wage subsidy
  • Generates 2-3 new relationships with employers each week in a variety of industries to ensure successful job development for clients 
  • Explores client’s vocational interests, aptitudes, and abilities, matching them to appropriate employment opportunities
  • Administers placement agreements with wage subsidies, monitors wage subsidies throughout participant placements
  • Helps with job retention by monitoring placements and successfully finds additional employment for clients that experience job loss
  • Consistently follows up with employers and clients to mitigate potential issues
  • Develops relationships with employers in a variety of industries to ensure successful job development for clients in their areas of interest, thus enhancing retention
  • Assists employers with identifying their employment and training needs and conducts site visits to ensure employers can provide suitable and safe workplace environments
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the positions that are suitable for individuals with disabilities
  • Travels on a regular basis to visit employers and community partners

Outreach/ Recruitment

  • Assists in the recruitment of new clients through community outreach
  • Presents the program to community partners and applicants in a clear manner ensuring they understand the program objectives and time requirements
  • Strong familiarity with community partners, employers, and stakeholders
  • Holds events such as hiring fairs to support employer needs as well as to attract new participants to the program

Qualifications/ Skills Required

  • Must possess a Degree from a Human Services field combined with relevant experience
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Worker Certification is considered a strong asset
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience is required
  • Vocational counselling/ mental health counselling considered an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years direct experience in recruitment, job development and / or job coaching
  • Superior written communication skills and detail orientation are a must
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Understanding of and ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate leads for wage subsidy placements
  • Vocational counselling / placement experience with individuals with a disability considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies and techniques and the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market
  • Strong resume and cover letter writing skills
  • Must be willing to travel on a regular basis for work
  • Must be equipped to work remotely with ability to provide virtual workshops and individualized services to program participants
  • Proficient in the use of online platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle is essential for local travel
  • Flexible approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the project are met
  • A second language is an asset

 

How to Apply: Please visit our website at https://careerfoundation.com/join-our-team and select the position you’d like to apply for from our list of vacancies. You can complete the application form directly through our website. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.

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