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Employment Specialist

Job ID: 17,488

Date Posted:
May 20, 2020
Job Title:
Employment Specialist
Job Category:
Health, Education & Social Services
Bradford, ON

Job Description:

Hours of work: 35 hours per week.
Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury
The Employment Specialist will support clients from assessment through to employment. This will be
done by providing ongoing assistance and follow up to monitor progress by linking clients with appropriate community and employment supports, providing job coaching and training opportunities.
The Employment Specialist will:
  • Work collaboratively with employment assisted individuals to develop an 'Employment Action
  • Plan' and provide support in working toward a mutually agreed employment related outcome
  • Conduct standardized assessments to determine client interests, aptitudes and abilities on a one on-one basis, where appropriate identify barriers to employment and assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies
  • Assess need for additional assistance and make appropriate, supported referrals to community, government and employment related services
  • Support clients in accessing employment related programs where appropriate
  • Follow up with clients at appropriate intervals to assess and record progress, provide job coaching support or facilitate re-engagement with Bradford WORKS
  • Conduct outreach to community organizations to promote Bradford WORKS, develop good
  • quality partnerships, establish referral protocols and conduct direct work with clients when appropriate
  • Assist clients in determining employment support needs
  • Liaise with job developer, facilitator, information and resource personnel, government departments and other social, employment and community agencies on mutual clients as needed to facilitate client progress
  • Conduct employment workshops based upon identified clients' needs
  • Enter accurate client data into the Employment Ontario information System, EOIS CaMs in a timely manner
  • Maintain case notes and appropriate documentation about client progress
  • Complete required paperwork for clients wishing to access training
  • Other duties as assigned by the Employment Services Manager


CONTACT Employment Services


  • College Diploma or University Degree in Career and Work Counselling, Human Resources, Social Work, Social Services or related
  • Experience in a similar role in non-profit sector
  • Counselling/placement experience with multi-barrier individuals will be considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of local labour market
  • Familiarity with legislation related to employment, i.e., Employment Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Human Rights Code, WSIB.
  • Familiarity with Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works employment supports.
  • A satisfactory and current Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • A second language reflecting the local community is preferred.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for local travel.

How To Apply:

Organizational Support:
As a charity, our organization relies on fundraising activities and events. We encourage all staff to volunteer at our events/activities.

Candidates, please submit cover letter and résumé no later than June 12, 2020 to Charity Village, addressed to The Employment Services Manager. Quote the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

CONTACT Community Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome 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:

Jun 12, 2020


  • "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 CONTACT Employment Services, The Ministry of Training Colleges and University and Liaison College I am on my way to becoming a chef"

    Richard M
  • "Lisa at CONTACT Employment Services 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 CONTACT Employment Services  and family/friend supports, I would still be wondering “can I really do this?” I would recommend CONTACT Employment Services to anyone looking for work and wanting to find out information on government programs available to you."

    Angie H
  • "My experience with CONTACT Employment Services was very positive and supportive. I would recommend CONTACT Employment Services 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 CONTACT Employment Services."

    Maria O