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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Employment Consultant


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement,
employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI,
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  • Conducts employability assessments with clients using Employment Service suitability indicators, potential employer requirements and labour market opportunities.
  • Obtains and interprets the results of in-depth career and employment assessments of clients using formal assessment tools or external testing resources, interprets collected data to assist clients in developing their Employment Service Plans.
  • Writes rationales for clients seeking Second Career, Self-Employment Benefit, Job Creation and other training opportunities.
  • Assists clients to prepare and meet the objectives of their Second Career and other training Applications.
  • Provides employment counselling services to un-/under-employed persons including newcomers, disadvantaged youth and adults.
  • Conducts Employer Outreach in order to develop placement opportunities for clients in need of employment placement and where appropriate initiates training on the job incentives for the employer(s).
  • Follows up with clients and monitors their progress to ensure their employment service plans are fulfilled.
  • Maintains complete case notes and service entries throughout the client relationship and compiles written and statistical reports as needed.
  • Coaches and provides clients with pre-employment and post-employment mentoring opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Business Liaison positions regarding employer contacts/labour market conditions and client placement options.
  • Develops marketing strategies targeted at specific clients and employers.
  • Liaises with community agencies, other youth serving organizations, boards of trade and professional groups for labour market and occupational information as a program resource.
  • Conducts exit interviews upon employment and monitors client and employer for job retention, feedback on service quality and long term impact.
  • Facilitates structured individual, small group and e-counselling workshops to develop effective job search strategies.
  • Assists with job fairs, employer and special events as needed.
  • Facilitates networking/special speaker events to support and motivate employed clients and supports career advancement.
  • Works collectively within a team to meet contractual targets and deadlines.
  • Qualifications:

  • Social Services Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year of full-time employment counselling experience including job development and placement.
  • Must have strong case management and client employment service plan development skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job creation programs, education and training programs and subsidized training programs.
  • Knowledge of the current labour market, industry trends and youth employment issues.
  • Experience in outreaching to youth, internationally trained professional, apprentices employers and the community.
  • Thorough knowledge of job search techniques.
  • Knowledge of multicultural community and sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural background.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and interpersonal skills. The ability to speak another language would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of current computer packages: Microsoft Office Suite, Email, Internet, access is required.
  • Level B Certification in Career Assessment tools is considered an asset.
  • Some evenings may be required.
  • Car is necessary, as frequent travel is required in the GTA.
  • Location:

    10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300. Brampton

    Duration of Position:

    July 29, 2019

    Starting Salary Range:

    $46,385 to $49,922 + benefits

    Posting Date:


    Closing Date:



    This is a full-time Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

    Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #74-19
    and send your resume with a covering letter to:

    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Fax: 416.658.6590

    "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.