Employment Counsellor/Mentoring Coach -

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:30am
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Programs Overview
Recruitment for Equity, Accessibility and Diversity (READY) is a MLITSD funded bridge training program for Internationally Trained Professionals with a background in Human Resource and Recruitment to integrate into commensurate employment in Canada in the recruitment sector. It also prepares skilled immigrants in industries that are in low demand in COVID and post-COVID economy to transfer their skills and experience into employment in this area.

The program will be delivered in partnership with George Brown College and Ares Staffing. It offers newcomers an opportunity to gain knowledge of the Canadian workplace, provides access to mentorships and the possibility of internships and employment in the field.

We’re looking for someone who will
• Work with the program team to conduct outreach and recruit participants for each cohort;
• Facilitate program information sessions, assess participant eligibility, conduct intake, coordinate referrals and work with the program team to select participants
• Constantly review and update program curriculum to reflect labour market trends
• Conduct program information sessions, assess participant eligibility, conduct intake, coordinate referrals and work with the program team to select participants. Prepare cohort delivery schedule
• Facilitate employment preparation workshops and lead meaningful discussion to ensure participants engagement
• Arrange relevant guest speakers and moderate sector specific presentation sessions
• Maintain participants’ records, files and training materials
• Provide individual employment counselling to support client needs with resume preparation,
cover letter, LinkedIn profiles and all job search strategies
• Utilize internal/external platforms to secure effective mentoring matches
• Screen and match mentors/mentees, conduct online mentor/mentee orientation, capture accurate data
• Case manage and monitor mentoring relationships to ensure mentee/mentor goals are met
• Maintain client case files in internal and funders’ databases; monitor clients’ progress and provide ongoing follow-up to ensure 3, 6, and 12 month’ retention
• Document and monitor employment outcomes, to ensure employment targets are reached and track participants progress both during and after program completion

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.

Qualifications & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling or Social Services with placement experience, or a related degree with 3-5 years of counselling experience. International degrees must be evaluated for Canadian equivalency.
• Experience in group facilitation and workshop delivery
• Experience working with internationally trained professionals in employment and/or settlement sectors.
• Knowledge of job search strategies and career development including understanding of labour market trends and resources
• Experience working in the employment and job development industry
• Solid organizational, oral and written communication skills
• Computer literate; proficiency in Microsoft Office, LMS and online delivery platforms is necessary for this position
• A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position

Our ideal candidate will also have:
• Knowledge of the labour market specific to recruitment
• Online curriculum development and facilitation is a definite asset
• Certificate from a career and work counselling program
• Certification from an organization such as VRA Canada or ICCI
• Knowledge of CAMS and exposure to Employment Ontario

How to apply: 

Please email your resume to the program manager : farnaz.raofi@jvstoronto.org

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