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Employment Services Consultant - Orangeville

Full Time
5 days ago
Department: Centre for Career and Employment Services
Campus: Orangeville, Edelbrock Centre
Classification: Support Staff
Posting Date: April 14, 2022
Salary Range: $33.05 (start rate) - $38.37 (4-year rate)
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Status: Contract (Appendix D)
Effective Date: April 25, 2022 - March 31, 2023

THIS IS A TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT POSITION FOR A BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEE. Terms and conditions of employment are as outlined in the Support Staff Collective Agreement.

Georgian College, as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program (YESS), will be implementing a Youth Employment program. This program supports youth, especially those facing barriers, with interventions and supports to enable them to develop their skills and employability and navigate through the labour market to ensure a successful transition into sustained employment. The program activities will take place on the Barrie and Orangeville Campus.

Reporting to the Employment Services Coordinator, the incumbent the incumbent will provide career decision making, enhanced job search and support local employers on creating hiring and training plans meeting funder criteria. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Developing detailed employment service action plans for participants, including matching their needs with approved services, assessing for possible employment opportunities and offering ongoing support
• Providing information regarding community supports and resources to support job search, career decision making and informed education, training and employment decisions
• Assisting participants, up to the age of 30 in career decision-making, conducting a job search and developing training plans with clients
• Providing and sourcing support, mentoring and coaching for participants during the job search and throughout training process
• Job developing and negotiating career exploration opportunities for program participants, including volunteer experiences and unpaid / paid placements
• Administering employment supports and training incentives as the funder agreement to deliver services using program guidelines, work placement contracts, and timely processing of financial incentive payments
• Supporting employers with their hiring needs, identifying the skills and requirements needed, selecting the appropriate candidate, and identifying areas where the candidate might require additional support or learning
• Preparing and maintaining detailed participant case notes during participant interactions in electronic as well as web-based databases in a timely manner
• Designing and conducting workshops and other group programs on topics such as job search, workplace readiness and employment standards
• Representing the program at community functions, making presentations to various groups in the community, and marketing the program to employers and community/business organizations

• Successfully completed a three-year postsecondary diploma in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to human or social services, business, psychology or sociology
• Three years' experience in a role providing career / vocation advising, employment assistance training, preparing training incentive agreements and working with Human Resource development practices and administrative procedures
• Experience with workshop development and facilitation to promote the program
• Experience working with labour market trends and information to assist in the development of service plans
• Demonstrated ability to work within specified employment program guidelines and work placement contracts
• Computer skills and experience with databases (entering, analyzing and maintaining statistical data), career planning software (i.e. Career Cruising, web-based assessments, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel Outlook, etc.), and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)
• Proven communication (written and oral) and conflict resolution skills with the ability to work under pressure and respond effectively in difficult / sensitive situations
• Organizational and time management skills to handle multiple responsibilities
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team to achieve site targets
• Ability to maintain and adhere to confidentiality guidelines set out by program funder and Georgian College
• Ability to travel to off campus sites as required
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and non-mandatory statutory holidays
• Experience with multiple video/communication platforms and online program delivery/facilitation.
• Experience working with service plans in EOIS-CaMS is an asset

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 22, 2022. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.
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