Current Employment Opportunities - The Regional Municipality of Halton

Job Posting

Integrated Employment Specialist

Department:

Social and Community Services

 

Division:

Employment and Social Services

 

Position:

Integrated Employment Specialist

 

Pay Range:

$34.37 - $40.16 per hour (CUPE 3732)

 

 

Note:

 
CUPE Local 3732 applicants will receive first consideration for this position.

Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

This is a temporary full-time position working 35 hours per week, until March 23, 2018.

 

Preferred Background:

Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural or Social Sciences or Community College Social Services Worker Diploma with a minimum of 3 - 5 years in the employment field including both employment counseling, supporting job seekers towards obtaining/maintaining employment and placement services, working with employers/community agencies/training providers in the area of recruitment and relationship management. Excellent knowledge of vocational and employment counseling / interviewing techniques, identification of employment barriers and employment action planning. Proven ability to learn, organize thought and employ a variety of solutions. Superior interpersonal skills including good listening, verbal and written communication. Working knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, as well as, Microsoft Office applications is also required. Understanding of the Ontario Works Act and SAMS is an asset. 

You make a positive difference in people's lives because you provide high quality customer centered services.  You operate within a highly ethical environment and you will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to your customers, creatively meeting needs and always being respectful to those you serve.  As a result, you will be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness and flexibility.

 

Working Conditions:

The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening by the first day of employment. Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment. Flexibility in working hours may also be required.

 

Duties:

  • Assess job seekers to determine barriers to employment, career interests/goals, training eligibility and labour market re-integration potential
  • Assist job seekers, through the development/ creation of a resume, mock interviews, skills testing etc. to prepare for referral and application for employment/placement opportunities
  • Assist job seekers to research/prepare and submit successful applications for training
  • Screen and Refer active job seekers for internal and external training/employment/placement opportunities
  • Refer active job seekers to internal and external programs to support/overcome employment barriers
  • Promote, Support and Maintain services (screening, resume and job search assistance) within the Resource Centre
  • Deliver orientation sessions, workshops and other employability skills training for job seekers
  • Communicate with internal supports and community agencies for mutual referral and program purposes
  • Coordinate opportunities for community agencies to participate in various aspects of Regional Programs (Job Fairs, Employer Panels, Mock Interviews, Presentations etc.)
  • Coordinate education and awareness training for job seekers and community agencies
  • Follow Up on exit plans and provides post program support to participants
  • Intensively support, through weekly contact, participants to maintain employment through job task analysis/identification and assisting job seekers to overcome past strategies that negatively impacted on their success
  • Maintain regular and consistent follow up through weekly contact with internal supports/community agencies and participants to monitor progress and problem solve/trouble shoot when necessary
  • Liaise with other internal and external professional staff to provide service coordination on behalf of participants
  • Compile monthly statistics and related reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  

Posted:

February 17, 2017

Posting Expires:

February 27, 2017

Posting #:

SS-109-17

 

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