Job Developer/Outreach Worker

Job city: 
Malton/Mississauga, Ontario
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 3:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Location: Mississauga (Malton), Ontario
Pay rate: $28/- per hour
Days: Monday to Friday (Some evenings and weekends will be required)
Hours: 40 hours per week (30 minutes unpaid lunch break and two 15 minutes unpaid break) 35 paid hours per week, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Community Outreach:

  • Plans and executes an effective outreach plan targeting appropriate clientele;
  • Recruits 12-14 clients per group and ensures that 12 participants start the program in each session;
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with community partners and develops strong referral relationships;
  • Initiates and maintains documentation of contacted community organizations in an organized manner (including a database);
  • Reports on referral sources and uses this information to develop and expand upon established marketing and outreach initiatives;
  • Develops ideas for outreach and with supervisor’s approval, implements those ideas and maintains such strategies;
  • Participates in community events, job fairs, and other activities to inform jobseekers about the project and to recruit them to the program;


  • Employer Engagement and relationship Maintenance:

  • Visits employers to initiate and maintain strong professional relationships;
  • Develops 3-4 new employer contacts each week and 12-14 new employer contacts each month;
  • Arrange sufficient and appropriate and results-focused hiring fairs, job interviews, employer meetings and job search outings;
  • Ensures diverse employment opportunities are available so that youth will be employed in realistic employment of their choosing;
  • Collects and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and all other job development activity for information retrieval;
  • Populates an Employer Database with notes regarding current recruitment status and job development activities;


  • Job Development:

  • Develops 8-10 new company contacts each month;
  • Assists participants in targeting the most suitable employment based on their experience, education, and existing labor market factors;
  • Coaches and motivates participants during the job search and after placement to ensure job retention;
  • Collects and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and all other job development activity for information retrieval;
  • Populates an Employer Database with notes regarding current recruitment status and job development activities;
  • Prepares participants for position-specific interviews through activities such as mock interviews;
  • Arranges sufficient and appropriate hiring fairs, job interviews, employer meetings, and other job search supports for participants;
  • Participates in networking events on a monthly basis;


  • Placement of Participants:

  • Places a minimum of 12-14 participants per intake session into full-time employment by the deadline and immediately replaces participants into work experiences, as needed;
  • Places a minimum of 32-40 youth into full-time employment throughout the contract period according to the funder’s requirement;
  • Complete all necessary placement paperwork, including supporting employers in submitting invoices for timely reimbursement;
  • Collects employer/participant attestations and ensures that all necessary paperwork is completed fully and accurately;
  • Ensures the quality of the placements by appropriately matching the candidates’ skills with the job requirements and meeting the funder’s requirement;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with hiring employers and continuously visits employers to initiate and maintain strong relationships in support of employment retention and future placement opportunities;
  • Ensures that all calls are returned before the end of the next business day and employers are always aware of the recruitment process;


  • Job Search Support:

  • Analyzes, evaluates and interprets collected information to assist youth in targeting the most suitable employment based on their skills, experience, and education and existing labor market factors;
  • Reviews all participants’ job search materials prior to sending them to employers, including updating addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and new employment information;
    Conducts position-specific interview preparation with each participant, i.e. conduct mock interviews as needed;
  • Conducts engaging cold calling and job search workshops arranges for youth to practice these skills with staff guidance and coaching;
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the positions that youth are applying; a strong ability to source information in order to clarify questions youth may have and /or anticipate information they will need to successfully start employment;
  • Works with participants to modify and build their master skills sheet and to develop their resumes for the positions to which they are applying;
  • Provides effective individual/group job search support to all participants (Internet job search, interview preparation, employment research methods, employer contacts, job postings, cold calling etc.);
  • Assists participants in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviors and attitudes during their participation in the program and in the workplace;
  • Assists participants in selecting the most suitable occupation based upon their demonstrated skills and experience;
  • Maintains regular and consistent follow up with participants during both the workshop and retention phases of the intervention to ensure positive outcomes;


  • Job Coaching:

  • Provides individual job coaching to participants, encouraging them to apply the skills learned through the workshops;
  • Conducts position-specific interview preparation with each participant;
  • Performs regular monitoring visits and calls with youth Coaches and motivates participants during their job search and during their placement;
  • Provides one-to-one or group sessions on job maintenance skills to ensure that participants are able to handle challenges on the job with professionalism and maturity;


  • Recruitment & Selection:

  • Recruit 12-14 clients per group and to ensure that 12 participants start the program in each session;
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with community partners and fosters strong referral relationships;
  • Forward documentation of contacted community organizations for reporting requirements;
  • Conducts accurate and thorough assessments of youth based on the program eligibility requirements and ensure all mandatory forms are completed;
  • Qualifications/ Skills Required:

    • College Diploma or University Degree in Social Services, Human Resources or Child and Youth Care Worker.
    • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in recruitment, job development and/or social services related fields.
    • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience working with youth.
    • Must have knowledge of the current labor market.
    • Strong supervision and program planning skills.
    • Good decision making and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated understanding of community resources, programs and services.
    • Goal oriented, highly organized and flexible and adaptable with superior time management skills.
    • Computer literate with internet and database experience and familiar with using career resources including computerized assessment tools.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, marketing and teamwork skills.
    • Strong one to one coaching skills.
    • Understanding of the sales process and the ability to effectively applying its principles to generate job leads and secure positions for participants.
    • Vocational counselling/ placement experience with multi-barrier youth considered a strong asset.
    • Employs flexible and creative approach to work to ensure that all requirements of the program are met.
    • Strong command of both written and spoken English (proficiency in a second language which reflects the service area would be an asset) with strong presentation skills and resume writing ability.
    • A valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle for local travel.

    How To Apply

    Interested candidates please submit covering letter and resume to zsuni@rapportyouth.com addressed to The Hiring Committee.
    No phone calls.

    How to apply: 

    Email cover letter and resume to: zsuni@rapportyouth.com

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