This job is posted by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre on behalf of the employer

Employment Specialist

Job Description
Starting ASAP

Reporting to the Program Manager, an Employment Specialist provides employment-related guidance, counselling, resources, and referrals to clients on all aspects of employment search and career planning. 

 In this role, you will: 
-Evaluate client’s skills, interests and experiences to determine their strengths and areas for development; create solution-focused employment and action plans 

-Identify the activities, and supports that are most suited to the Client in achieving the desired outcome  

-Evaluate the need for additional support such as financial aid or further training/skills enhancement and refer accordingly 

-Ensure that the clients’ Employment Action Plans are developed for the client to allow for multiple components to be accessed simultaneously  

-Demonstrate client’s evidence of personal ownership, (i.e. sign-off, case note discussions, use of self-assessment tools, job search logs)  

-Provide ongoing monitoring and retention supports to ensure clients have the tools needed to remain employed  

-Develop and record clear achievable long-term and short-term employment goals and identify steps to reach the goals and for monitoring progress 

-Update the internal tracking systems, action plans and case notes regularly 

-Offer comprehensive labour market insights and job coaching to clients 

-Review monthly targets on an ongoing basis with the program manager 

-Attend job fairs and community events as required   

-Other duties and special projects as assigned 
Job Skills
-A bachelor's degree in a related field, such as psychology, social services or education 

-Experience in employment counselling or related field 

-Knowledge of Employment legislations, current local labour market trends and résumé writing and interviewing techniques 

-Ability to work independently, seek out new information, engage in self-directed learning and make the connections necessary to effectively support clients 

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English  

-Demonstrated problem-solving and multi-tasking skills 

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and touch typing of minimum 45 wpm 

-Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills;  

-Demonstrated ability to manage difficult, challenging, or disruptive clients and alleviate or resolve issues 

-Valid driver's license as the position requires some travel on occasion  

-Ability to provide a current vulnerable sector check upon being hired 
Job Hours
37.5 hrs per week
Job Type
Full Time
Workplace Type
On Site
Salary Range
Pickering, Ontario (1 position) Oshawa, Ontario (2 positions)
Posted Date
Minimum Education
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