The successful candidate will assist Employment Specialists and support clients throughout the process of developing or enhancing pre-employment and life skills and / or securing paid employment positions and retaining these jobs. Employment Specialist Assistants help interview clients to ascertain employment and educational history, transferable skills, career goals, interests, aptitudes and abilities of clients; assist each client to develop a service plan and implement this plan; facilitate the development and enhancement of life skills and pre-employment skills; assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies; collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings and skill requirements; teach clients how to write resumes and prepare for job interviews; counsel clients on work and career-related issues; facilitate pre-employment group sessions; prepare documentation, reports and statistics as required by service funders; seek out employment opportunities for clients through employer outreach and marketing; provide on and off site job coaching supports and post hire follow up. As well Employment Specialist Assistants advise employers on human resource issues, job accommodation matters and pre-select candidates for interviews.
Currently working toward an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or community college diploma in business and/or social services or equivalent and have one year of related experience in a business, social services, sales or educational setting. Highly motivated person that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment Available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients Certified or willing to enrol to be certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention (C.P.I.) training Must have reliable transportation to provide services to clie
To meet the funding requirements of the position and meet the eligibility criteria of the funder, you are:between 15 and 30 years of age; were enrolled as a full time student* in 2017/2018 and are planning to return to school full time in September 2018. and legally entitled to work in Canada and are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*) *Foreign students are not eligible.