Employment Placement Counsellor

Job city: 
Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:30am
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


As a branch of the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, the YMCA Employment, Training & Settlement Services delivers Employment Services, Youth Employment Initiatives, Literacy & Basic Skills, Summer and Part-time employment Experience Programs, Youth Outreach and Immigrant Settlement Programs.


  • Assess clients’ employment and educational needs through various assessment tools and develop an action plan based on the decision-making model
  • Refer qualified candidates to employers and match/ place clients to available jobs through all available strategies and negotiates appropriate accommodations necessary for client placements
  • Provide quality support to both employers and clients during job search, job application and hiring process and on the job and advises clients and employers on employment supports available through all levels of government
  • Effectively adapt and deliver a marketing strategy to build and grow relationships with employers to achieve job placement outcomes through presentations, job fairs, special events, agency committees, team meetings etc.
  • Monitor placements through site visits and regular telephone or electronic contact with employers and clients to monitor clients’ job performance and training plan and provide post-employment support and services as needed
  • Maintains Management Information System by ensuring client and employer statistical and financial information, job development activities and follow up reports are data entered in timely and accurate manner and the privacy and confidentiality of client/employer records are maintained
  • Plans, develops and delivers workshops for employers and clients on employment, training, recruiting, occupational health and safety, workplace accommodation etc based on current and future needs


  • Demonstrated 2 years’ experience in Career and Employment Counselling with individuals, including youth, who are experiencing barriers and with demonstrated successful employment placement initiatives/recruitment; sales and marketing experience an asset
  • Degree or Diploma in Employment Counseling, Human Resources or related program
  • Demonstrated sales and marketing, recruitment and job development skills with a proven track record to achieve service and employment targets and outcomes and take initiative and build relationships by being self-directed and results oriented
  • Work collaboratively with partnerships, corporations and associations to represent YMCA and/or the network in a professional manner while achieving agreed upon results
  • Able to understand employment barriers and client assets with ability to communicate to adults, newcomers, persons with disabilities and youth and other clients from various cultures, social and economic backgrounds
  • Advanced skills utilizing all Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel
  • Well organized, team player who is able to take initiative, manage change/transitions with the ability to prioritize and multi-task and meet deadlines and targets
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and verbal
  • Certification in Crisis Intervention, First Aid, Occupational Health and Safety and workplace accommodation an asset
  • Driver’s License and own transportation required
  • Arabic Speaking considered an asset

This is a full-time 1 year contract position with benefits.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please forward your cover letter and resume by July 24, 2017 to:

Una Gibbons, Program Manager
YMCA Employment Services

E-mail: Una.gibbons@ymcahbb.ca

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.