Job Developer

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 11:45am


The ELT program combines advanced level language training (Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 6-8) with sector specific terminology training and job placement for foreign-trained professionals. The job developer will assist participants in finding employment in their fields of expertise.

This is a union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week. *


• Solicits placement opportunities in the professional sector relevant to clients’ past experience.
• Inquires employers about safety precautionary measures and conducts worksite inspections prior to placing clients.
• Prepares and confirms placement contracts with employers.
• Organizes and conducts pre-employment workshops blended delivery in class, via Zoom/MS Teams and other online tools.
• Facilitates employment skills development through Online Training Modules on Moodle.
• Identifies clients’ job readiness and employment training needs.
• Assists participants in developing individualized and self-directed job search work plans and career portfolios.
• Reviews, critiques and provides feedback on participants’ résumé development and finalization.
• Provides one-on-one counselling and support to program participants via telephone, email, virtual meeting tools and/or in person.
• Assists participants in identifying and networking with field professionals.
• Prepares clients for online and in-person job/work placement interviews, provides feedback and coaching.
• Monitors participants’ progress in their field placements and employers’ satisfaction.
• Assists participants in securing employment in the professional sector relevant to their past experience.
• Solicits feedback from participants and employers for program evaluation.
• Prepares and maintains narrative and statistical reports and other documentation as required.
• Inputs clients’ information into database system for services provided and maintains case notes of clients’ coaching sessions and records of employer contacts.
• Conducts follow-ups with participants upon completion of training and field placements.


• Career and Work Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
• Minimum of six (6) months of experience facilitating employment workshops and counselling.
• Must have nine (9) months experience working with employers and placing clients.
• Experience and sensitivity in working with Foreign Trained Professionals.
• Ability to work remotely and independently using the phone, computer and internet.
• Knowledge of Google Drive and Moodle.
• Experience using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom and MS Teams.
• Experience in facilitating online training through Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Internet, and email is essential.
• Knowledge of wage subsidies and/other Employment Support Programs offered through MAESD
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional multitasking skills.
• Knowledge of access to professions for newcomers and their pre-employment needs.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Car is required for travelling throughout the GTA
• Must be fully vaccinated or exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption

**Hours of work shall be scheduled in accordance with Article 12.01and shall consist of five (5) seven (7) hour days, Monday to Friday.

LOCATION: Richmond Hill Welcome Centre (9325 Yonge St., Unit 31A, Richmond Hill)
DURATION: April 17, 2023 to December 31, 2023
SALARY RANGE: $47, 790 to $51, 435 per annum + benefits
POSTING DATE: March 20, 2023
CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2023

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.

How to apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #79-23 to the below link: