GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Part-Time Youth Job Developer works with approximately 78 clients annually ages 15-29 years old who have had no work experience, and assists them in career exploration and management, job search, matching and placement. This role reports into the Senior Manager, Employment Services. Scheduled hours of work are 21 hours per week. Additional hours may be available on occasion based on funding.
- Develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies to encourage the target population clients and employers to become involved with the project.
- Ensure that the individuals from 15 to 19 years old with no work experience connect with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.
- Liaise and visit with community professionals and employers to assess potential employment environments and create competitive employment opportunities.
- Assist clients with skills assessment to enable them to determine realistic career goals.
- Assist clients to develop tools for job search success, such as resumes, cover letters and interview skills.
- Negotiate placements with employers for individual clients.
- Monitor intakes and client outcomes to ensure all targets are met or exceeded.
- Establish relationships with community and social service organizations to provide information and referrals, to increase understanding of community needs, and to promote awareness of the needs of youth.
- Make presentations to individual employers ,community and business groups.
- Maintain accurate documentation and provide statistical information as requested.
- Maintain client and employer files according to program standards and coordinate employer invoicing and billing with the Finance Department.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- A post-secondary diploma from a recognized institution, in social sciences, Career and Work Counselling or other relevant discipline.
- Three or more years of related professional experience working with youth in an employment context.
- Knowledge of a second language would be an asset
- Professional experience in employment marketing and outreach.
- Experience in individual employment counselling, and employment workshop development, facilitation and evaluation.
- The ability to provide high quality, client focused service, delivered in a positive, professional, compassionate manner.
- Experience in recruiting and maintaining relationships with employers for the purpose of hiring participants.
- Superior case file management and data collection skills.
- The ability to work with minimal supervision, and to organize and coordinate activities.
- The ability to work as a member of a team, particularly in a career decision-making and job-search setting.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- An understanding of and sensitivity to, the issues facing youth entering the job market.
- Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
- The skill and patience to deal with and resolve the concerns, conflicts and issues expressed by clients, staff, volunteers, and others in a professional, respectful manner.
- Strong knowledge of labour market issues, the community; its demographics, businesses, and resources, and the willingness to upgrade through participation in workshops and conferences.
- Proficient in MS Word, use of the Internet, and maintaining information in a database.
This is a brief summary, for a complete job description please contact Human Resources.
Terms: Part-time, bargaining unit position, 21 hours per week
Pay Rate: Level 6, Step 1 $44,850.00 per annum pro-rated to the hours of work
TNG is committed to reflecting the communities we serve and to nurturing a respectful and inclusive work environment for all. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply. Candidates invited for an interview are encouraged to inform Human Resources in confidence of their accommodation requirements.