123-21: Facilitator Youth Employment Pathways

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

COSTI requires a facilitator for its youth employment pathways for success program in the greater Toronto area. COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org. This position is designed to facilitate delivery of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Career Planning Program for vulnerable newcomers and refugees/claimant youth between the ages of 17 – 25 interested in exploring their career paths in STEM

This is a full-time Non-Union contract position, scheduled to work 35 hours per week*

Duties:

• Provides client direct service and carries a small case load including follow up activities
• Conducts outreach activities and presentations to local Ontario Works offices, youth serving organizations and other community partners to ensure program targets are met
• Develops workshop schedules and delivers pre-employment workshop topics including introduction to online assessment tools including MineGage Virtual learning Software/ App.
• Assists youth especially those with lower digital literacy to effectively utilize virtual tools, such as Zoom, Google Doc, and Microsoft Word applications in order to complete program activities and assignments.
• Assists youth in participating and completing the Soft Skills and Customer Service certification workshops
• Engages guest speakers and assists in the planning and holding virtual events, job fairs and other Centre activities such as employer networking events, mentoring, and related employment-training sessions
• Develops and maintains employer contacts to create STEM mentoring, volunteering or related job opportunities for participants during or upon completion of the program.
• Supports marketing and outreach activities to promote programs and services to youth and employers.
• Liaises with program partners and refers clients to appropriate services in the community such as short-term skills training, EO/Employment Services, Mentoring, Mental and other Health supports, etc. as required.
• Maintains client database and conducts client follow ups on a needed basis supporting program by planning and meeting program targets
• Assists in preparing regular monthly, quarterly and annual statistical and narrative reports and maintains records.

Qualifications:

• Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
• Knowledge or background in STEM careers would be a valuable asset
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in job development for vulnerable newcomers, refugees, successfully placing individuals within their professions and/or chosen career paths
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in group facilitation and employment counselling experience, specifically with vulnerable newcomers and/or refugee youth on OW.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of online virtual software ie my Blueprint, career cruising and MS office.
• Demonstrated experience using Zoom and Google Doc
• Demonstrated experience working in a team environment with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.
• Verbal and written fluency in English. The ability to speak any other language would be an asset.
• Must be available to work variable hours occasionally, depending on Centre activities and events.
• Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months

Due to COVID work will be performed virtually. Post COVID work will be performed on site.

 

How to Apply:

Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.
Subject to the response of those on Notice of Recall, this position may be open to Union
members on a secondment basis.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file by
quoting reference #123-21, clicking on the below link:
https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=123-21

How to apply: 

Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.
Subject to the response of those on Notice of Recall, this position may be open to Union
members on a secondment basis.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file by
quoting reference #123-21, clicking on the below link:
https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=123-21