Employment Consultant

Job city: 
3100 Rutherford Rd, Vaughan
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 11:15pm
Job terms: 


This is a Union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week. The current incumbent is on secondment.


• Conducts an initial assessment for clients to determine eligibility for Pathways for Early Childhood Education (ECE) for International Trained Individuals Program
• Coaches and provides ongoing employment counselling services to clients
• Records services provided in various databases including COSTI internal systems
• Delivers job search strategies workshop sessions including, industry-specific resume development, self-marketing, effective interview skills and phone calling techniques, among other job search techniques.
• Assists clients with resume development, cover letters, employment solicitation, follow-up and thank you letters, critiques and provides feedback,
• Assists clients in developing action plans towards career goals, employment and credential recognition
• Develops job placement, internship and mentoring opportunities for clients
• Liaises with other COSTI Employment Consultants for client cross-referrals
• Maintains an up-to-date material in Resource & Information (R&I) area for ITI professionals including flyers, books, job search materials, relevant to career planning and development, job search strategies, employment opportunities and pathways to credential recognition.
• Creates and revamps employment and pre-employment workshop materials and maintains an up-to-date e-copy and hard copy.
• Conducts outreach to employers to place participants in internships and employment
• Organizes and arranges virtual and in-person workshops, information sessions, job fairs, special events and activities for the program
• Works closely with regulatory bodies and professional associations to assist clients in pursuing the pathways to their credential recognition in Canada
• Liaises with and makes presentations to other community organizations, ethno-specific agencies, training institutions, etc. to increase awareness of the programs and services
• Compiles statistics both electronically and in hardcopy using designated forms and procedures
• Maintains complete electronic case notes and service entries throughout the client relationship and compiles written and statistical reports as needed.
• Maintains a schedule for follow-up with clients at 3 and 6 months to track outcomes and credential recognition progress.


• Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience in an employment program.
• Minimum one (1) year of full-time employment counselling, facilitation and job placement experience Demonstrated experience delivering virtual services using Zoom and other social media applications
• Extensive knowledge of career assessments and job search techniques
• Knowledge of newcomers and barriers to employment
• Knowledge and familiarity with Professional and Regulatory bodies
• Knowledge of the current labour market and industry trends.
• Experience in developing job search workshop materials
• Experience in developing placements for a variety of professions/occupations.
• Excellent knowledge of community agencies and resources.
• High organizational skills with ability to work in a team.
• Knowledge of current computer packages: Word, Email, Internet.
• The ability to speak another language would be an asset
• Must be willing to work at various locations throughout York Region.
• Required to travel to sites throughout the GTA and access to a reliable vehicle is necessary.
• Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption.

How to apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters,
quoting reference 86-23 to: