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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Facilitator-Youth Services

COSTI REQUIRES A FACILITATOR FOR ITS YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM AT WESTON EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Duties:

  • Conducts an initial client Needs Assessment to determine service eligibility requirement(s) or referrals to other community services.
  • Registers clients and records services provided in various databases including CIS and CAMs.
  • Facilitates structured job search, life skills/job readiness, job retention and LMI workshops for youth.
  • Instructs Youth on resume development and self-marketing strategies, effective interview skills and the use of other job search tools/techniques such as websites & social media.
  • Provides feedback on resumes, cover letters, employment solicitation, follow up & thank you letters
  • Recruits employers for job fairs and other events; invites guest speakers to present on relevant work search topics / strategies and employer hiring expectations.
  • Prepares and facilitates access to online workshops in areas related to employment/pre-employment and training courses.
  • E-facilitates on-line groups as required/scheduled & uses on-line resources & methods to supplement regular programming
  • Provides technical and professional Customer Service support to all clients using Centre services.
  • Maintains daily workshop attendance, evaluates & records clients’ participation and records these observations in clients’ files.
  • Obtains and interprets the results of in-depth career and employment assessments for Youth using formal assessment tools or external testing resources to assist clients in developing their Employment Action Plans and/or preparing them for placement opportunities.
  • Assists Youth to identify, outreach & market themselves to employers, relevant career exploration and developmental skills training services.
  • Works with youth service team to discuss client’s employment action plans, job opportunities and need for non-employment services and education/skills training.
  • Researches, and maintains updated materials/links relevant to employment, education and skills training,
  • Conducts outreach activities to employers, community service providers, schools, libraries, regulatory bodies to promote program, obtain resource material and prospective job leads.
  • Assists in developing paid employment placements for youth in various occupations
  • Compiles statistics both electronically and in hardcopies using designated forms and procedures.

    Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum twelve (12) months group facilitation and employment counselling experience with youth at risk.
  • Strong marketing background with experience placing youth at risk in paid employment.
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience providing e-facilitation via distance learning.
  • Experience in developing placements for Youth in various occupations.
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and industry trends.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of community agencies and resources.
  • Level B Certification in Career Assessment tools is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of current computer packages: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Email, Internet.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Access to a car is an asset.
  • Location:

    35 King Street, Toronto

    Duration of Position:

    June 4, 2018 to March 29, 2019

    Starting Salary Range:

    $24.98 to $26.89 per hour

    Posting Date:

    2018-05-10

    Closing Date:

    2018-05-24

    Notes:

    COSTI Weston Employment Services offers Employment Ontario Youth Services programs to assist Youth aged 15-29 transition between school and work.

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #71-18
    and send your resume with a covering letter to:

    Saniyah Farid
    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Email: resumes@costi.org
    Fax: 416.658.8537

    "We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

    COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.