Location: Y Employment Access Centre – 150 Isabella St. Suite 201, Ottawa
Type: Full time Permanent
Preferred Start Date: Friday, Mar 05, 2021
Closing Date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021
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 90,000 children, youth, and adults across our region annually, we are committed to 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, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.
Nature and Scope
The Job Developer will work as part of the team that provides employment services. Reporting to the Director of the Employment Access Centre, the Job Developer is responsible for the planning and recruitment of employers 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 a 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 highly barriered clients seeking employment
- 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 sectors 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
- Monitor job placements and ensure training objectives are achieved as outlined in the training agreement
- Organize and participate in various event planning (example: Canada Career Week, Opportunities Expo)
- Coordinate and facilitate outreach activities for programs and services
- Arranging guest speakers and hiring events for the centre
- Ensure effective, efficient use of resources and provide statistical data
- Ensure quality of the Y experience for program participants
- Prepare all statistical and required reports and appropriate file documentation
- Implement procedures for the operation of programs within the guidelines and contractual obligations
- Support different organizational projects as needed
- 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.
Qualifications and Skills
- Fluent in English; French preferred, and other languages considered an asset
- Post-Secondary degree or diploma in a related educational field
- Experience in job development/marketing, employment counseling
- Access to a vehicle: local travel required
- Marketing and human resources experience
- Strong leadership skills to facilitate program operations
- Ability to work with employers and build and maintain relationships
- Experience with diverse individuals 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
- Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
- Must provide a Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not older than 6 months, as per Association policy
- Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion
How to Apply
Cover letter and resume must be submitted no later than the closing date to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, to Kathleen Holloway Jun, hiring manager: email@example.com
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.
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.
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.