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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.

Resource and Information Specialist

Full-Time 6-Month Contract Opportunity
Brampton 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 and benefits package!

As a Resource and Information Specialist 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: PF073068
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

Human Resources Administrator

Full-Time Opportunity
Newmarket, Head Office 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 creative, motivated individual with a high level of energy and a positive attitude who:

  • Has a post-secondary education preferably in Human Resources, and/or a combination of education and relevant work-related experience.
  • Has at least 1-2 years of Human Resources experience.
  • Has experience in payroll and benefit administration and budgeting.
  • Is proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Experience with QuickBooks considered an asset
  • Has high levels of integrity, honesty, tact, and diplomacy, with a demonstrable ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills, excellent time-management and a high attention to detail.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional or Leader (CHRP or CHRL) designation, considered an asset
  • Will have a valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle, as some travel may be required.
What you will do:

Support the Job Skills’ HR/Finance team by:

  • Administering employee benefit plan.
  • Co-ordinating full-cycle recruitment activities
  • Maintaining current knowledge and understanding of regulations, laws.
  • Maintaining Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • Maintaining confidential employee files in hard and soft copy.
  • Producing, analyzing and preparing personnel/human resources reports as required.
  • Maintaining, review, updating, and publishing Personnel Policies as needed.
  • processing the bi-weekly payroll and assists in maintaining and updating the comprehensive month-end Staff budget.
  • Guiding 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 an HR Administrator 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: NE050856
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

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

  • Maintaining and supporting the components of an LMS platform.
  • Assisting with the development and integration of online training materials into the LMS.
  • Performing security and quality control audits to ensure all components meet industry standards.
  • Updating and maintaining policies and procedures relating to content management ensuring compliance with business and technical requirements.
  • Managing users and overall client support.
  • Designing and producing reports from LMS analytics (ie. user sessions, course completion, etc…).
  • Ensuring continuous development of the platform based on new technologies.
  • Developing and integrating online survey tools to gather feedback from clients.
  • Collaborating with team members on an ongoing basis, to meet organizational needs and make improvements to the functionality and usability of the platform and other web assets (ie. Job Skills’ website).
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 August 16, 2019

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

Facilitator

Full-time Opportunity (35 hours per week)
Mobile Location – Within 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 demonstrated experience in communication, formal group presentation & facilitation, coaching, employability/needs assessments, curriculum development, 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.
  • Has 2 years recent and relevant experience in employment, group facilitation and/or providing job search assistance.
  • Has solid knowledge of all facets of job search and career development including the current Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques.
  • Has experience working with barriered clients.
  • Is outgoing and experienced in engaging clients through outreach and has the ability to build relationships with community partners.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Has certification in Life Skills Coaching, Personality Dimensions and Common Assessment Training Level I & II, considered an asset.
  • Has intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
What you will do:

Support the Job Skills’ team and participants by:

  • Delivering seminars and workshops in-house and as part of outreach strategies (e.g. labour market information, job search strategies, resume & cover letter development, interviewing skills & techniques etc.).
  • Maintaining knowledge of current employability issues and tailoring workshops to reflect these issues.
  • Developing, evaluating and adjusting curriculum in support of service delivery requirements.
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to participants as required.
  • Working with clients to facilitate peer-led support groups around employability and job maintenance issues.
  • Participating in outreach activities to promote Job Skills and develop working relationships with community partners, employment agencies, trainers, and employers.
  • Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing intake, assisting with resume/interview preparation, self-assessments, researching and analyzing labour market and sector-specific trends, preparing Program reports, supporting networking events, and coordinating meetings, as required.
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 Facilitator 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 August 16, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: KES062462
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 August 16, 2019

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

Business Liaison Specialist (Job Developer)

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 results-driven individual who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals and enjoys building relationships with the employer and business community.
  • Have demonstrated experience in sales, negotiation, building partnerships, innovation, coaching and facilitating change.
  • Have post-secondary education in a Social Services related field, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience.
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community.
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
What you will do:

The Business Liaison Specialist is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with employers and Job Skills clients, to engage employers and find job placement opportunities for our clients. This “hands on role” involves identifying and addressing participant needs and issues, as they work towards meeting their employment goals.

In this role, the Business Liaison Specialist will establish a direct relationship with employers by contacting and meeting with them, as well as encouraging them to provide opportunities for clients. In addition, the Business Liaison Specialist will provide clients with assessment and career development services, such as mock interviews, résumé, cover letter assistance, and facilitation of employment related workshops in order to increase their knowledge of the job market, career options and themselves.

The Business Liaison Specialist will coach Job Skills’ clients towards successful and meaningful employment by:

  • Creating and implementing outreach strategies to engage employers and help them understand the benefit of hiring Job Skills’ clients.
  • Helping employers determine needs, developing job descriptions for meaningful training and arranging for interviews of potential employees.
  • Screening employers for suitability and relevancy, securing buy-in commitments and participation in Job Skills Employment Programs, coordinating and negotiating for job contracts.
  • Working collaboratively with clients to support the achievement of their employment objectives through the assessment of client needs, clarification of employment goals and coaching to promote client success and employment retention.
  • Ensuring suitable clients are matched with the appropriate work placements and mentoring opportunities.
  • Actively promoting all Job Skills Employment Programs and Services to develop employment opportunities for our clients through networking and outreach opportunities.
  • Developing meaningful partnerships within the community using your strong sales, marketing and communication skills.
  • Meeting targets and objectives as set by management and the funding requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining accurate, up-to-date, documentation of employers and clients, including updating databases and client files when necessary, monthly summary reports and other administrative duties as required.
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 Business Liaison Specialist 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 August 16, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: MES071965
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

Social Media/Marketing Specialist

Full-time Opportunity
Newmarket (Head Office)

Who we are:

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

What we need:

A creative, outgoing, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is capable of managing their time efficiently and work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-driven environment.
  • Is a strategic thinker and self-starter, specifically in identifying emerging trends and innovative opportunities with our social media platforms.
  • Has strong design skills, comfortable conceptualizing ideas and managing a campaign from concept to execution.
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys partnering with multiple functional roles to meet objectives and achieve goals.
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Has 2-3 years’ relevant experience in social media, advertising, publishing or marketing communications.
  • Has a diploma or degree in social media marketing, design, communications, or a related field.
  • Has graphic design experience utilizing Adobe CC, considered an asset.
  • Is proficient in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc…).
  • Will have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
What you will do:

Work with the Job Skills’ marketing team to enhance the Job Skills’ brand and increase awareness of its programs and services by:

Social Media

  • Collaborating with the Marketing Manager to develop the social media strategy that aligns with the overall marketing strategy, drives significant growth, awareness and engagement for Job Skills’ programs and services.
  • Creating social media campaigns and support to meet objectives including client engagement, brand positioning, lead generation and program awareness.
  • Identifying target audiences on social media channels and curating content that appeals to each audience segment.
  • Growing qualified followers on all social channels.
  • Using in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and how users engage with each to deliver dynamic and engaging content that converts.
  • Being responsible for client and community support on social media channels.
  • Planning and executing online paid advertising campaigns (Google AdWords, Facebook, etc.).
  • Preparing monthly social media reports and analyze/review analytics to improve social performance.

Marketing

  • Becoming familiar with the agency’s overall marketing strategy, as well as the strategies for individual programs/services.
  • Ordering printed and promotional material.
  • Assisting with the creation/revision of marketing materials.
  • Attending marketing strategy meetings.
  • Aiding in the distribution of marketing materials to appropriate venues.
  • Proofreading and editing of marketing materials.

Event Support

  • Managing event registration and organizing event requirements with program managers (i.e. staffing, promotional materials, refreshments, etc…).
  • Coordinating with the marketing team on the development and design of printed materials.
  • Liaising directly with staff, venues, community partners and vendors, as required.
  • Maintaining up-to-date schedule of events and social media roadmap.
  • Assisting with the set-up/tear-down of events (on-site and off-site).
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 Social Media/Marketing Specialist 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: NE073069
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources

Business Liaison Specialist (Job Developer)

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 results-driven individual who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals and enjoys building relationships with the employer and business community.
  • Have demonstrated experience in sales, negotiation, building partnerships, innovation, coaching and facilitating change.
  • Have post-secondary education in a Social Services related field, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience.
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community.
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
What you will do:

The Business Liaison Specialist is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with employers and Job Skills clients, to engage employers and find job placement opportunities for our clients. This “hands on role” involves identifying and addressing participant needs and issues, as they work towards meeting their employment goals.

In this role, the Business Liaison Specialist will establish a direct relationship with employers by contacting and meeting with them, as well as encouraging them to provide opportunities for clients. In addition, the Business Liaison Specialist will provide clients with assessment and career development services, such as mock interviews, résumé, cover letter assistance, and facilitation of employment related workshops in order to increase their knowledge of the job market, career options and themselves.

The Business Liaison Specialist will coach Job Skills’ clients towards successful and meaningful employment by:

  • Creating and implementing outreach strategies to engage employers and help them understand the benefit of hiring Job Skills’ clients.
  • Helping employers determine needs, developing job descriptions for meaningful training and arranging for interviews of potential employees.
  • Screening employers for suitability and relevancy, securing buy-in commitments and participation in Job Skills Employment Programs, coordinating and negotiating for job contracts.
  • Working collaboratively with clients to support the achievement of their employment objectives through the assessment of client needs, clarification of employment goals and coaching to promote client success and employment retention.
  • Ensuring suitable clients are matched with the appropriate work placements and mentoring opportunities.
  • Actively promoting all Job Skills Employment Programs and Services to develop employment opportunities for our clients through networking and outreach opportunities.
  • Developing meaningful partnerships within the community using your strong sales, marketing and communication skills.
  • Meeting targets and objectives as set by management and the funding requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining accurate, up-to-date, documentation of employers and clients, including updating databases and client files when necessary, monthly summary reports and other administrative duties as required.
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 Business Liaison Specialist 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 August 16, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: PF062663
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources