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Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence as well as support local employers to meet their current and future hiring needs. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ programs and services. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

Web Developer

Full-Time Opportunity
Newmarket Location

Who we are:

A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market.

What we need:

A positive, highly skilled individual who:

  • Has a bachelor’s degree and/or technical training in computer science and/or design, from a recognized college or university.
  • Is proficient in website development, content management, web graphics, multimedia and online security with a minimum of 3 years recent and relevant experience.
  • Has demonstrated technical/professional knowledge and skills with experience in trend analysis, collaboration, communication, managing work, planning and organizing.
  • Has proven expertise working with core web technologies JS, HTML, CSS, and web protocols including internet related software (WordPress, SEO tools, etc…).
  • Has knowledge of AODA and web best practices ensuring that all web content is in compliance with current accessibility standards.
  • Has knowledge of Google Analytics and online survey tools.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve and attention to detail
  • Is able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently.
  • Has experience working with learning management systems (LMS).
  • Has design experience utilizing Adobe CC, is an asset.
  • Has proficiency in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc…).
  • Will have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
What you will do:

Support the Job Skills’ IT team by

  • Assisting the IT and Marketing departments with technical needs for proposed new website development (WordPress, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP) and ongoing maintenance projects.
  • Collaborating with IT and Marketing teams in identifying and building key front-end functionalities, for optimal SEO, UX, and responsive design.
  • Maintaining, supporting and managing key components of an LMS platform, including integration of online training materials into the LMS.
  • Collaborating with team members on an ongoing basis, to meet organizational needs and make improvements to the functionality and usability of all web assets.
What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

As a Web Developer you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to contributing to the economic and social viability of our community. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support Job Skills’ needs.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by September 26, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: PF073068
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

Resource and Information Specialist

Full-Time 1-Year Contract Opportunity
Keswick Employment Services & Programs Location

Who we are:

A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market.

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping Clients achieve their employment goals.
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Has a keen eye for maintaining accuracy and detail in a fast paced environment.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills including an excellent telephone manner.
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication, Building Trust, Information Monitoring, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills.
  • Coaching and working with multi-barriered youth (considered an asset).
  • Has Post-secondary education preferably in Career Counseling, Social Services and a minimum of 2 years’ administrative/reception experience is required.
  • Has a knowledge of Job search tools and techniques (Facilitation experience is considered an asset).
What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Employment Services and Programs by:

  • Managing the day-to-day clerical responsibilities of the program including answering telephone enquiries, file maintenance, preparing reports and database management.
  • Managing a diverse client group in the resource and information room and assisting the them with their job search.
  • Supporting general office activities including data entry, customer service and reception.
  • Use your effective communication skills, working cooperatively with staff providing administrative support to ensure client success.
What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary!

As a Resource and Information Specialist, with the Employment Services and Programs division, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support the administrative and Resource and Information functions of the Employment Services and Programs division.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by September 26, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: KES051759
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

Administrative Assistant/Program Support

Full-time Opportunity
York Region

Who we are:

A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market.

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals.
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Has demonstrated experience in Information Monitoring, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills.
  • Has a keen eye for maintaining accuracy and detail in a fast paced environment.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills including an excellent telephone manner and email etiquette.
  • Has Post-secondary education preferably in Administration and/or a minimum of 2 years’ administrative/reception experience is required.
  • Has project management skills and related experience.
  • Basic Accounting and/or Bookkeeping skills, an asset.
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ team and participants by:

  • Managing the day-to-day clerical responsibilities of the program including answering telephone enquiries, file maintenance, preparing reports and database management.
  • Assisting with operational needs of Programs such as scheduling appointments, provide general program information to applicants, and liaising with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Supporting general office activities including maintaining office facilities, ordering supplies, handle purchase order requests, liaising with suppliers, and expense tracking.
  • Working cooperatively with staff to ensure consistent and efficient reception coverage while providing excellent customer service.
What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

As an Administrative Assistant with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to contributing to the economic and social viability of our community. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support Job Skills needs.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by August 16, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: KES072967
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

Finance Manager

Full-time Opportunity
Newmarket

Who we are:

A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market.

What we need:

A results-oriented individual possessing the following qualifications:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant Designation (CPA)
  • Minimum of three years accounting and staff management experience
  • Strong knowledge and analytical skills to manage the full accounting cycle up to and including financial statement and audit preparation
  • Exceptionally detail oriented
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission, values and beliefs of the organization
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Motivated team player with a positive personality
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization considered an asset
  • Experience in Quickbooks accounting system considered an asset
What you will do:

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing monthly accounting functions by monitoring, analysing, forecasting, and reporting on programs and services to Management, including:

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all financial transactions and completes monthly and annual financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparing annual program budgets; updates and analyses variances of budgets and forecasts for all programs monthly
  • Ensuring processing of all government-related documents, claims and remittances
  • Processing monthly bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Supervision of Department staff
What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

As a Finance Manager with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience in counseling and networking to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by September 25, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: HO081370
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources