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Job Developer - Power of Trades (Taggart)
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Position Details

POSITION:                   Power of Trades - Job Developer                     

DEPARTMENT:           Housing, Employment and Newcomer Services

PLACEMENT:              Full-Time Contract, Preferred start date, January 21, 2019

LOCATION:                 Taggart Y, 5th floor

CLOSING DATE:          January 16, 2019


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in the National Capital Region, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. Serving more than 70,000 people across our region annually, we are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.


The Job Developer will work as part of the team that provides employment services to new immigrants and the unemployed wishing to pursue a career in the Skilled Trades in Ontario.  Reporting to the Director of the Pre-Apprenticeship Program and the Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services, the Job Developer is responsible for the planning and recruitment of employers for co-op and job placements, as well as providing employment consultation as required. As part of a team, the Job Developer will assist in meeting the strategic achievement of all desired outcomes and targets.  The successful candidate will demonstrate personal commitment to and understanding of the Y’s mission, vision, values and participant outcomes.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Intake, assessment, development of activities and case management with immigrant clients seeking employment in the skilled trades
  • Marketing employment services and programs to clients and employers, developing employer contacts, providing current labour market info, client support and assisting in curriculum adjustment and facilitation
  • Research specific trades and industries to ease the transition for clients into their field or related fields
  • Providing employment consultation to clients and maintaining and developing career action plans
  • Assisting client with job search and making direct contact with potential employers
  • Arranging and monitoring co-op work placements for Power of Trades clients in collaboration with school board and Employment Ontario partners
  • Arranging guest speakers and site visits for participants
  • Ensure effective, efficient use of resources, provide statistical data as required
  • Ensure quality of the Y experience for program participants
  • Prepare all statistical and required reports and appropriate file documentation
  • Implement procedures for operation of programs within the guidelines and contractual obligations


  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset
  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in a related educational field
  • Experience in job development/marketing, employment counselling
  • Regular access to a vehicle; local travel required
  • Marketing and human resources experience
  • Knowledge of the Skilled Trades in Ontario
  • Ability to work with employers and build and maintain relationships
  • Experience with diverse individuals, specifically immigrants, and employers in an employment context
  • High level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Superior problem solving, research and creative skills
  • Ability to work with clients with diverse backgrounds and skill levels


  • Must provide a Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, as per Association policy
  • Must have access to transportation


  • ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term work goals.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify and issue, gather and process relevant information, determine possible solutions, select appropriate responses and implement and evaluate them.
  • COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Ability to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings.  Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results.  Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • TEAMWORK:  Participates actively in a team for program quality and effectiveness.


Cover letter and resume must be submitted no later than the closing date to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, to Sebastien Martin, hiring manager:

Please use the position title as the subject line in your application e-mail.

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.

CLOSING DATE: January 16, 2019

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to providing a safe environment for children. Candidates will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process.

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