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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. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. 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’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

Unless otherwise stated in the posting, resumes may be submitted to the email address indicated in the job posting, with the job title in the subject line. They may also be faxed to 905-898-4830, or mailed to the attention of the Hiring Committee, Job Skills, 14-130 Davis Drive, Box 34, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2N1.

All Job Skills' employees will:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Commit to and support the Organization’s Mission Statement and Objectives
  • Promote open communication within all levels of the Organization
Media Assistant

Ontario Job Creation Partnership

Please note: Onestep is hiring for this position, the successful candidate will be based at Job Skills' Head Office location in Newmarket

Contract position - October 2 2017 to June 30 2018
Position Title: Media Assistant
Reporting to: Manager Career and Resource Solutions, Onestep
Worksite: Job Skills, Newmarket
Salary: $423/week for 35-hour week
Primary Focus: Assist with implementation of our comprehensive communications strategy

Job Duties

  • Build on new communications and branding strategy using selected social media channels
  • Analyze return on time investment in piloted media vehicles and recommend additions or changes
  • Receive training on Quora and Slideshare applications and use to monitor social media environment and report on trends, RoI Support integration of social media with established communications vehicles including website, Forward Online e-newsletters and Constant Contact
  • Prepare user manual for social media and online communications.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with a variety of Social Media formats including Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Two or more years work experience in communications and marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. French fluency an asset.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivating, proven initiative-taker and results oriented. A creative thinker.
  • Some meetings off site involved.

Work Experience Outcomes

  • Direct role in delivery of a multi-vehicle communications/media strategy
  • Familiarity with non-profit sector and principal stakeholder relationships
  • Research, analytical and presentation skills and techniques
  • Increased self-confidence in personal initiative and team collaboration.

To apply, email your resume to hiringcommittee@onestep.on.ca

This is an Ontario Job Creation Partnership (OJCP), which is an employment program sponsored by Employment Ontario. To participate, you must be unemployed and have an established claim (or an established claim that ended in the last three years) for Employment Insurance Benefits, or received Maternity / Parental benefits that began in the last five years after which you remained out of the labour market, and are now seeking to re-enter the work force.

Jobs Ontario posting number pending.

ONESTEP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications reflecting the full diversity of the Ontario population. Accommodation is available for persons with disabilities, upon request.

Due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Bilingual Resource & Information Specialist

Part-time

Contract opportunity - 21 hours/week

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: N092915 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

Please note: The successful candidate will be based at Job Skills' Office located in Markham

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is proficient in the French language (spoken & written)
  • 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/or 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 working for an organization that supports individuals to reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part our growing Job Skills Team!

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. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our clients.

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.

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’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: N092915 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

Administrative Assistant

Full-time

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

Please note: The successful candidate will be based at Job Skills' Office located in Newmarket

What we need:

A motivated administrative professional, with a high level of energy who:

  • Has previous administrative experience
  • Is exceptionally detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task
  • Has experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office - e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Has excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Is an enthusiastic and motivated team player

What you will do:

Reporting to the Director of Finance/HR, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing Administrative support to the Finance and Human Resources departments, which will include the following:

  • Interacting with Staff at other Job Skills’ locations, regarding Finance and/or HR related matters
  • Providing assistance with the preparation of financial reports and spreadsheets, internal/ external correspondence, as well as the co-ordinating of interviews, training sessions and meetings
  • Assist with other general office duties, as required

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from working for an organization that supports individuals to reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part our growing Job Skills Team!

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. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. 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’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

Senior Communications/Graphics Specialist

Full-time

Based out of the Newmarket Head Office Location

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H110121 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

What we need:

An innovative, creative, goal-oriented individual who:

  • Has College or University Degree or Diploma in Advertising/Marketing/Graphic Design
  • Has a minimum 5 years’ experience in a related position
  • Has the ability to assist with the development, implementation and tracking of Marketing Strategies
  • Demonstrates Project Management capabilities to track various ongoing projects and assists Director with the coordination of staffing/budgetary resources
  • Possesses advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills (including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver)
  • Has knowledge of HTML 5.0 and CSS 2.0
  • Has exceptional Microsoft Office capabilities (especially MS Word, MS Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Has experience with a variety of Social Media platforms, including content curation/development, policy development and risk management
  • Is analytical and results oriented
  • Has strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and competent understanding of writing fundamentals including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Not for profit experience an asset

What you will do:

Work as part of a Marketing team to enhance the profile of the organization in the community by:

  • Assisting with the development, implementation and monitoring of Marketing Strategies (utilizing digital and other communication strategies) to promote Job Skills’ brand as well as individual programs and services
  • Developing content and creative design of marketing and promotional materials (including logos, print and digital components) as well as manipulating graphics for use in various traditional/digital media
  • Developing and overseeing the creation of web content, graphics and multi-media design for organization’s website
  • Assisting with the project coordination of the Marketing Team to ensure appropriate division of workload, delivery on objectives and meeting project goals
  • Coordinating tracking of marketing efforts to monitor results and make recommendations for revisions/adjustments as needed
  • Ensuring high quality and standards are met in all marketing and promotional products, as per Job Skills’ policies and funders’ visibility and accessibility guidelines; and assists with the development and monitoring of specific Marketing policies and procedures as required

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from working for an organization that supports individuals to reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part our growing Job Skills Team!

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. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our clients.

As a Senior Communications/Graphics Specialist, 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 Marketing Department to enhance the profile of the organization in the community.

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’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H110121 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

JSW Facilitator/Assessor

Job Search Workshop Program - Supporting Locations in York Region

2 Opportunities Available - Markham & Newmarket

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication, Formal Group Presentation & Facilitation, Coaching, Employability/Needs Assessments, Curriculum Development, Coaching, Planning, Organizing and Follow-up
  • Has Post-secondary education preferably in Career and Work Counseling, Adult Education and/or a combination of education and relevant work related experience
  • Certification in at least one of the following would be an asset - Personality Dimensions/Myers Briggs
  • Preference given to candidates who have a JSW Ontario Certificate and/or previous experience delivering the new JSW Model
  • Experience using the ACEC model in employability assessments
  • Previous experience with proprietary database systems and iCARE
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience providing employment counselling and workshop facilitation to a diverse client group
  • Knowledge of community services, labour market occupational requirements and job search resources
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Will be able to assist clients in all of the employability dimensions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and be flexible regarding assigned work hours and location

What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Employment Services and Programs by:

  • Delivering employability assessments, workshops and information sessions to clients in support of their employment goals
  • Work with clients to facilitate peer-led support groups around employability and job maintenance
  • Develop curriculum for Workshops/Seminars/ Information sessions for in-house delivery and as part of outreach strategy.

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from working for an organization that supports individuals to reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part our growing Job Skills Team!

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. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our clients.

The Job Search Workshop Program offers individual pre-employment counseling (JSW Assessments using the ACEC model), as well as short term pre-employment workshops that have been specifically designed to assist new and recent immigrants to Canada with the initial stages of their job search The program provides pre-employment training and assists internationally trained individuals to accelerate the job search process by equipping eligible newcomers with the knowledge and skills to better understand the strategies, business perspectives and next steps of their job search process through individualized job search coaching, practice sessions and professional networking events.

The Facilitator/Assessor will conduct one-on-one employability assessments/employment coaching sessions and will deliver JSW Workshops Modules 1 and 2 where they will provide participants with job search tactics that are successful and current including, social media based networking, targeted resumes and interview preparation in workshops that have been carefully designed to address common career-related concerns and tackle job search challenges specific to newcomers to Canada.

As a Facilitator/Assessor 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 to support Job Skills’ Job Search Workshop Program.

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’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017