NSLT - Emp Specialist

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11:45pm


This is a full-time contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week, from March 4, 2024, to August 31, 2024. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.


• Solicits placement opportunities in the professional sector relevant to clients’ experience.
• Inquires with 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 Teams and other online tools.
• 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 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 / Employment Counselling 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/Experienced Professionals.
• Experience using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom, MS Teams, and file sharing options like One Drive.
• 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.
• Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to request information establishing the validity of the exemption.

LOCATION: 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 206, Toronto ON
DURATION: March 4, 2024, to August 31, 2024
STARTING SALARY: $29.75 to $31.23 per hour
POSTING DATE: February 15, 2024
CLOSING DATE: February 29, 2024

How to apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, as one file one file quoting reference #25-24 to the below link: https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=29-24