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Nature and scope
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. The Etobicoke Albion Road YMCA Centre is a part of YMCA Employment and Community Programs which provide a variety of employment and counselling programs to youth and adults throughout the GTA. The members we serve are unemployed youth, youth in transition from school to work, youth having multiple barriers to employment.

The Employment Resources Consultant provides encouragement and helps members to clarify their personal needs, set goals and establish a focus in their quest of employment. The Employment Resources Consultant liaises with local employers to provide information and recruitment opportunities. The Employment Resources Consultant provides ad hoc assistance to members using the Resource Centre to find information and to conduct a self-directed job search.

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Responsibilities Conducts youth case-management including needs and risk assessment, contracting, implementation and follow-up as it pertains to employment/vocational goals and other needs. Identification and assessment of youths’ need for job coaching. Provides one to one coaching and motivation. Prepares youth for employment through the facilitation of life skills, job search, pre-employment and job maintenance workshops. Assists in identifying barriers to employment. Counsels members on proper résumé and job search technique. Assists members in the use of computers and other tools to conduct information searches. Assists members in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes for the workplace. Facilitate group based life skills and employment workshops, both on site and out in the community. Completes case note documentation and handles confidential data; ensures quality audit measures are achieved in accordance with the YMCA and funder’s standards. Actively recruits employers and seeks out job placement opportunities, including identifying and contacting new prospective employers in industries/labor market that members have identified as area of interest. Develops and monitors training plan and agreements with member and employer. Acts as a liaison between youth and employer. Advocates on behalf of the youth to community employers, services and programs that will move them closer to their employment goals and provide co-ordinated service. Consults with team members and community partners to find employment opportunities, and monitor progress in the work environment. Participates in outreach events/ activities through collaboration and relationship development with community partners. Ensures self management of program targets related to the employment program delivery and funder expectations; completes and maintains youth's files as per funder and YMCA quality standards. Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner. Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services. Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications University Degree in a related field preferred or completion of a Community College Diploma in Employment Counselling, Human Resources Management , Social Services or related field A minimum of two years related experience an asset; Sound knowledge of relevant legislation relating to employment and local labour market opportunities Demonstrated knowledge of the local labour market and self-marketing techniques Superior presentation and facilitation skills Ability to work in an efficient manner independently and as part of a team. Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers Excellent written communication skills Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity Proficient with Internet and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point Access to a motor vehicle is recommended, travel between two sites Flexibility regarding assigned schedules, including occasional evenings and weekends The position requires the following Core Association Competencies: advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion; fundamental competence in: Ethics and Self-Management; Teamwork and Collaboration; being Results Focused;

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416-928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024

Toronto, ON

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