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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
ONESTEP Media Coordinator

Ontario Job Creation Partnership

Position Title:    Media Coordinator
Reporting to:     Manager Career and Resource Solutions
Worksite:           Job Skills, Newmarket (2 - 3 days every two wks at ONESTEP)
Salary:               $490/week -
Primary Focus: Assist with implementation of our comprehensive days communications strategy

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.

Job Duties:

  • Familiarize with social media/communications strategy and selected vehicles
  • Establish media and online releases schedule in concert with online newsletters, Ed Talks and similar text releases
  • Develop performance measurement data collection
  • Identify key issues. Issue regular releases and identification of emergent topics
  • Collect performance metrics monthly
  • Monitor range of social media channels to assess positioning relative to sector
  • Present interim analysis report on response rates, return on effort for each social media
  • Advise on change/add/drop of specific media based on responses
  • Create/modify media posts and issue user survey(s) to confirm utility of postings/releases
  • Collect, collate and organize feedback on communications quality
  • Refine procedures manual and links to operational policies and strategic plan
  • Assist with summary report of activities and recommendations for staff and Board discussion and future planning.

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.
ONESTEP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications reflecting the full diversity of the Ontario population.
Jobs Ontario ID#807191
Due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Marketing Manager/Graphics Specialist

Full-time Opportunity

Based out of the Newmarket Head Office Location

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H051430 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

What we need:

An innovative, creative, goal-oriented individual who:

  • Has University Degree or College Diploma in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Design or in a related field
  • Has a minimum 5 years’ progressive experience in Marketing, Advertising or a related field
  • Proven experience developing and implementing marketing plans, including objectives, strategies and tactics
  • Demonstrates Project Management capabilities to track, direct and evaluate various ongoing projects, including assisting the 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
  • Has excellent analytical skills and completes all tasks and projects with the organizational mission, strategy and goals in mind
  • Has strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate others, develop rapport with coworkers, internal and external stakeholders and resolve conflicts as required
  • 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:

Provide leadership to the 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
  • 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, to deliver on objectives and meet project goals
  • Assisting with the Department’s hiring needs through all the facets of the recruiting process
  • Conducting the orientation of new Staff, including explaining job duties, agency and department policies and standards
  • Assisting with conducting annual performance reviews and meeting with Staff to identify professional development goals linked to the Strategic Direction for the upcoming year
  • Managing, partnering and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders (vendors and agencies) and working effectively with cross-functional teams to deliver organizational goals and lead the organization’s strategic direction
  • Utilizing various tools and strategies to track marketing efforts, monitor results and make recommendations for revisions/adjustments as needed
  • Working closely with the Marketing Team to provide guidance and feedback and ensure the Team manages tasks, sets priorities and meets required deadlines
  • 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
  • Monitoring Marketing Budgets and utilizing creative approaches to meet marketing demands while remaining within budget, especially when funding is limited
  • Providing constant communication and updates on the Department’s performance to the Director of Communications, including any staffing needs

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 Marketing Manager/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 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.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H051430 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

Facilitator

Full-time Opportunity
Keswick Employment Services & Programs Location

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: K050930 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

Please note: The successful candidate will be based in our Keswick Location

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has demonstrated experience in Outcome Management, Program Monitoring, Trend Analysis, Outreach, Facilitation, Client Management, Curriculum Development, Collaboration, Communication, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • 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 youth through outreach and has the ability to build relationships within the education system and with community partners
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Has post-secondary education preferably in Career and Work Counseling, Human Resources and/or a combination of education and relevant Newcomer work related experience
  • Certification in Life Skills Coaching, Personality Dimensions and Common Assessment Training Level I & II preferred
  • 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 Job Skills’ Employment Services and Programs by:

  • Maintaining knowledge of current employability issues and tailoring workshops to reflect these issues
  • Developing, evaluating and adjusting curriculum in support of service delivery requirements
  • • Delivering seminars and workshops to Youth both in-house and as part of outreach strategies (e.g. labour market information, job search strategies, resume & cover letter development, interviewing skills & techniques etc.)
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to participants
  • 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 and language assessment, 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 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 Facilitator for 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 help Clients achieve their employment goals.

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 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.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: K050930 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

Business Liaison Specialist Job Developer -

Brampton, Keswick and Markham Employment Services & Programs Locations

Full-time Roles

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H051128 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

What we need:

Results driven individuals 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

What you will do:

Coach Job Skills’ Clients towards successful and meaningful employment by:

  • Creating and implementing outreach strategies to engage Employers and find job placement opportunities for our Clients
  • 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
  • Developing meaningful partnerships within the community using your strong sales, marketing and communication skills
  • Actively promoting all Job Skills Employment Programs and Services to develop employment opportunities for our Clients
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

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 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.

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 the position title, your preferred location (Brampton, Keswick or Markham)and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H051128 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, June 1, 2018

Business Coach / Facilitator - Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

Full-time Opportunity

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: K030619 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018

Please note: This is a mobile role

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping young Entrepreneurs achieve their employment goals
  • Has experience working with Youth with multiple barriers
  • Has personal experience in small business ownership
  • Will be able to assist clients in all aspects of Business Plan development and implementation
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication (written and verbal), Formal Group Presentation & Facilitation, Coaching/Mentoring, Needs Assessment, Curriculum Development, Planning and Organizing, and Leadership
  • Has Post-secondary education in Business Management and/or related experience working with small business clients
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office Programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Program Clients by:

  • Developing and delivering in-class activities, workshops and curriculum to suit individual and group needs and learning requirements
  • Coaching program participants on the skills and abilities necessary to develop an idea into a viable business, learn operational and start-up procedures and develop a draft Business Plan
  • Participating in the marketing and outreach activities for the YEP Program
  • Working one-to-one with participants to develop and monitor individualized Business Plans
  • Participating in the screening, selection and orientation of Program participants

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 Business Coach / Facilitator, 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 YEP participants in planning and achieving their self-employment goals.

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: K030619 in the subject line.

Please apply in confidence by 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018

Administrative Assistant

Full-Time, Short-Term Contract Based in Northern York Region

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: K041022 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018

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 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 Post-secondary education preferably in Administration and/or a minimum of 2 years’ administrative/reception experience is required
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Access 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
    • Assisting with operational needs of Programs such as scheduling appointments and liaising with the Program Manager and Director
    • Supporting general office activities including ordering supplies, liaising with suppliers and expense tracking
    • Working cooperatively with staff to ensure consistent and efficient reception coverage while providing excellent customer service
    • As an Administrative Assistant 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 reception functions of the Employment Services and Programs division.

      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 quoting Job Reference Number: K041022 in the subject line.

      Please apply in confidence by 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018

Business Coach / Facilitator - Self-Employment for Persons With Disabilities (SEPWD) -

Mobile Program

Full-time Opportunity

Resumes may be submitted to resumes@jobskills.org quoting Job Reference Number: H050724 in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018

Please note: This is a mobile role

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping potential Entrepreneurs with disabilities achieve their employment goals
  • Has experience working with Persons with Disabilities
  • Has personal experience in small business ownership
  • Will be able to assist clients in all aspects of Business Plan development and implementation
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication (written and verbal), Formal Group Presentation & Facilitation, Coaching/Mentoring, Needs Assessment, Curriculum Development, Planning and Organizing, and Leadership
  • Has Post-secondary education in Business Management and/or related experience working with small business clients
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office Programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Self Employment for Person with Disabilities Program by:

  • Developing and delivering in-class activities, workshops and curriculum to suit individual and group needs and learning requirements
  • Coaching program participants on the skills and abilities necessary to develop an idea into a viable business, learn operational and start-up procedures and develop a draft Business Plan
  • Participating in the marketing and outreach activities for the SEPWD Program
  • Working one-to-one with participants to develop and monitor individualized Business Plans
  • Participating in the screening, selection and orientation of Program participants

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 Business Coach / Facilitator with the Self Employment for Persons with Disabilities Program, 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 SEPWD participants in planning and achieving their self-employment goals.

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: H050724 in the subject line.

Please apply in confidence by 4:30 pm, May 25, 2018