Job Developer/Outreach Worker

Job city: 
Malton/Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:00am
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Job Developer/ Outreach Worker
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.
• Must have working knowledge of Region of Peel.
• 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: 

Email cover letter and resume to zsuni @rapportyouth.com

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