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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Employment Consultant Apply Now

This is a full-time non-union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week



  • Provides employment counselling services to un-/under-employed persons including newcomers, persons with disabilities, seniors, indigenous, disadvantaged youth and adults.
  • Conducts intakes and employability assessments with clients using the Common Assessment Tool and 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 utilizing the Employment Ontario Information Systems for tracking client activities follow-ups and outcomes. Administers and records financial supports for clients and employers.
  • Assists clients to prepare and meet the objectives of the Better Jobs Ontario and other training Applications.
  • Writes rationales for clients seeking Better Jobs Ontario, Job Creation and other training opportunities.
  • Conducts Employer Outreach to develop placement opportunities for clients in need of employment placement and where appropriate initiates on the job training financial incentives for employer(s).
  • Conducts scheduled follows-up with clients, monitors and supports their progress and job retention to ensure their employment service plans are fulfilled.
  • Provides one-on-one assistance in resume/cover letters/interview skills as required.
  • Maintains up-to-date job search and social support information and resource materials to support clients and make appropriate referrals as required
  • Coaches and provides clients with pre-employment and post-employment mentoring opportunities.
  • Maintains complete electronic case notes and service entries throughout the client relationship and compiles written and statistical reports as needed.
  • Collaborates with Community and Employer Engagement Representative regarding employer contacts/labour market conditions and client placement options and to support client job retention.
  • Conducts exit interviews upon employment and monitors client and employer for job retention, feedback on service quality and long-term impact.
  • Facilitates structured individual, e-counselling workshops to develop effective job search strategies.
  • Assists with job fairs, employer and special events, and other duties as needed.


  • Social Services Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Completion of Career and Work Diploma or Social Services Diploma or diploma in Business Administration, Human Resource, or related discipline
  • Experience in employment counselling, facilitation and job placement experience.
  • Experience working with CaseFlo, MLITSD Case Management System (EOIS CaMS), or other databases and online employment tools
  • Demonstrated experience delivering virtual services using teams
  • WCG CaseFlo an asset
  • Must have strong case management and client employment service plan development skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of job creation programs, education and training programs and subsidized training programs.
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and industry trends.
  • Experience working with youth, internationally trained professional, apprentices, employers and the community.
  • Thorough knowledge of job search techniques, strategies, information and resources.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current computer packages: word, email, Teams, internet, access is required.
  • Level B Certification in Career Assessment tools is considered an asset.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption.
  • Will be required to work from the office five (5) days a week


1885 Weston Road, York, ON, M9N 1V9

Duration of Position:

August 6, 2024 to February 28, 2025

Starting Salary Range:

$53,796 - $56,399 per annum with benefits

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #110-24 to the below link:

"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.