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Employment Services Assistant- Summer Position

Job ID: 16,841

Date Posted:
Apr 25, 2019
Job Title:
Employment Services Assistant- Summer Position
Job Category:

Job Description:

This position is a temporary work experience ending Sept 1, 2019.
NOTE --- To be eligible to participate in Canada Summer Jobs, individuals must:
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative. As such, applicants must meet the requirements indicated above.


Are you driven by a commitment to help make our communities a better place to live? Are you looking for the opportunity to take initiative and use your critical thinking skills to assist people looking for work meaningful employment? Are looking for a choice position to provide you with `real-life', 'hands-on' experience to kick-start your career post-graduation? If you answered 'yes' to these questions than Bradford WORKS is the place for you!
Bradford WORKS is part of CONTACT Community Services- a not-for profit registered charity that has a long-standing history of taking a proactive approach to changing social needs. Our services include: free community information, housing, employment and volunteer services. Our community thrift store, The Clothes Line, offers gently recycled clothing and household goods and provides support to families and individuals in need.
CONTACT is contracted by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to run the Employment Ontario office in Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG). The Bradford WORKS office works extensively with members of the community to address barriers that affect entry into the workforce. We help people with resume development, interview skills, job search strategies, job retention and access to other supports.
Bradford WORKS is a one-stop community employment service operated by CONTACT Community Services. We provide support for local job seekers and employers in BWG. Located downtown on Holland Drive, Bradford WORKS is the known face of 'employment support' in BWG and has been working in the community since 2010.
  1. Administrative support to the Bradford WORKS Community Employment Service team by following standard procedures for receiving and directing calls and welcoming walk-in clients.
  2. Provide an overview of programs and services and processes to clients and when necessary, assist clients with completion of a self-directed needs assessment
  3. Provide an orientation /information to clients regarding job search tools and resources.
  4. Participates and assists with community events and job fairs
  5. Participate in outreach activities in the community
  6. Work collaboratively with Bradford WORKS team to support Employment Ontario programming.
  7. Faxing, photocopying, and administrative assistance.
  8. Assist the Resource and Information Specialist as required.
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Employment. Services Manager.

The Employment Services Assistant will report to the Employment Services Manager (ESM). The position will work closely with the ESM and fellow team members to support the work of the team in creatively and effectively executing the diverse employment services the office offers. Strict adherence to the organization's confidentiality policy is critical for this position.


CONTACT Community Services - Bradford WORKS


  • Previous relevant experience in social service/community service would be an asset.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • An ability to integrate and balance the often complex needs of clients.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and motivate others.
  • Superior communication skills: written, verbal and presentation.
  • Collaborative, a good listener.
  • Computer proficiency including Windows, Microsoft Office applications and databases
  • Valid First Aid certification an asset
  • Dependable, responsible and punctual.

How To Apply:

To apply, please submit a detailed résumé AND a cover letter indicating how your experience and education relate to the responsibilities of the position.

CONTACT Community Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We ENCOURAGE applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations during the hiring process can be made available to applicants who make their needs known in advance. We appreciate all applications, however, only those candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

Advertised Until:

May 13, 2019


  • "I believe that the support I received from the wonderful team at CONTACT Employment Services had a great impact on potential employers noticing me. It made my job search so much easier! I highly recommend using CONTACT Employment Services' friendly services!"

    Robert S
  • "I now find myself a student again, learning to cook, so I can do what I have always wanted to do as a career. I went through some ups and downs, but thanks to bradford WORKS, The Ministry of Training Colleges and University and Liaison College I am on my way to becoming a chef"

    Richard M
  • "Lisa at bradford WORKS became my “go to girl”. Her great recommendations on updating my resume, helping me prepare for job interviews, talking me through my fears, and her wonderful advice, helped me land a wonderful opportunity. This support is the reason I received work within 2 months of being laid off."

    Rachel A
  • "The consultant made me realize that I can do something with my life.  I have a lot of respect for him and already trust him.  Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words.”

    Employment Services' Client Comment
  • "With CONTACT Employment Services professional training curriculum and supportive staff, I was able to obtain my ACZ License and will be starting full- time employment with a large well established local transportation company. Without help from Heather and the CONTACT Employment Services team, I feel this outcome would not have been possible. Thank you."

    Ray K
  • "Without the help and caring support from Lisa of bradford WORKS and family/friend supports, I would still be wondering “can I really do this?” I would recommend bradford WORKS to anyone looking for work and wanting to find out information on government programs available to you."

    Angie H
  • "My experience with bradford WORKS was very positive and supportive. I would recommend bradford WORKS to anyone who needs help with their future career."

    Barbara S
  • "I want to encourage all of the internationally trained people in Canada to keep trying and believing that their ideal job is out there. With the right help and persistence on their part, they too can find their dream job. Thank you so much Lisa for the effort you put in for me. Thank you Bradford WORKS."

    Maria O