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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.

Facilitator

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, October 10, 2017

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is able to develop working relationships with social services, community and employment agencies, to promote the initiative
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication, Formal Group Presentation & Facilitation, Coaching, Needs Assessment, Curriculum Development, Planning and Organizing
  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Is a self-directed, results-oriented team player
  • 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
  • Will have experience working with multi-barriered clients, demonstrating a non-judgemental and positive approach to challenges
  • Solid knowledge of all facets of job search and career development techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of/experience with sector specific employers, is a strong asset
  • Experience working in Employment Services field, in private and/or public sector an asset
  • At least two years recent, related experience in employment, group facilitation and/or providing job search assistance
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, excellent time-management and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in public speaking, developing PowerPoint presentations and facilitating/workshop delivery, in an adult educational environment
  • Strong outreach, organizational, team work and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Self-directed, results oriented team player
  • 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 Life Skills Coaching, Personality Dimensions and Common Assessment Training Level 1 & II, Level B Certified in the delivery of employability assessments, considered an asset
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Employment Services and Programs by:

  • Coordinate with Program Manager to assess where in York Region the program should be offered
  • Provide Program Manager with details on progress of individuals in the program
  • Meet with prospective participants to determine suitability for the Program
  • Perform client orientation to programs and services
  • Research and compile labour market and job search information relevant to the Program’s objectives
  • Design and develop curriculum/instructional material to meet individual and group needs and to reflect current labour market trends
  • Schedule, prepare and facilitate workshops using effective and varied facilitation techniques
  • Provide individual coaching and support to participants regarding employment/career related topics
  • Identify clients’ needs, abilities and interests, and develop individual profiles
  • Analyze, evaluate and collected interpret job information to assist clients in selecting the work environment best suited to them
  • Provide employment preparation and employability group and individual sessions
  • Assist with pre-employment and job maintenance issues, such as conflict resolution in the workplace
  • Aid clients in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviours, and attitudes
  • Conduct appropriate regular follow-up activities with participants
  • Assist in development of tools for presentations, networking and community events
  • Assist in the compilation of internal and external reports and statistical data
  • Work in close cooperation with administrative assistant during intake, to ensure all clients receive appropriate customer service
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client notes
  • Work collaboratively with various program staff to meet workshop and curriculum deliverables
  • Available to work in a mobile role and must have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Other duties as assigned

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 with the Smart Start 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 Job Skills’ Smart Start 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, October 10, 2017

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, October 27, 2017

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/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, October 27, 2017

Employment Settlement Specialist

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, October 13, 2017

What we need:

A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired to help recent immigrants achieve their employment goals
  • Has Post-secondary education preferably in Career and Work Counseling, and/or three years’ equivalent work related experience in Employment Counseling/Case Management
  • Has three years recent, related experience providing job-search assistance to Newcomers to Canada and/or experience in an employment related capacity
  • Has knowledge of assessment tools for career exploration to guide clients with clarifying preferences in terms of temperament, skills, values and interests
  • Has demonstrated ability to facilitate in Coaching, Needs Assessment, taking a holistic approach to assist clients in identifying alternative occupation and short and long term goals
  • Has demonstrated ability to facilitate and design career development workshops covering all aspects of the career development cycle from: Self-Assessment, Labour Market Information to Job Search Workshop Facilitation
  • Will be able to assist Newcomer clients in all of the employability dimensions
  • Is knowledgeable of the Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques
  • Has experience working with people from various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Has excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve in order to meet program delivery targets
  • Is demonstrably proficient in English
  • Must possess strong written English communication skills in order to edit technical resumes, cover letters and academic CV’s
  • Has knowledge of and fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, a strong asset
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Has a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

What you will do:

Support Job Skills’ Newcomer Services and Programs by:

  • Utilize assessment methods to determine client needs and assist in developing a Return to Work Action Plan
  • Assess need for additional assistance such as language/skills training, settlement support, accreditation assistance, mentoring, family services support, housing support, rehabilitation, and make appropriate referrals to those supports
  • Support clients on issues related to job searching and the ways and means of conducting an effective job search through coaching on effective job search strategies, improving resume writing, interview techniques and networking, including social media
  • Liaise with all Welcome Centre services and partner agencies, as well as Employment Ontario Employment Service providers and other social, employment and community agencies, on mutual clients, as needed, to facilitate progress

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 Employment Settlement Specialist with the Newcomer 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 Job Skills’ in the York Region Welcome Centre locations in collaboration with the Welcome Centre team.

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, October 13, 2017