Work at PTP

At PTP, we are passionate about our work. We support innovation and embrace new ideas. We understand the importance of fostering a positive, diverse, and collaborative work environment for our team members; a workplace reflective of our core values. That's where you come in. You might just be the perfect fit! 

Please take a look at our current job openings below to learn more about working at PTP. 


There are currently three openings. 

PTP – Internal/External Job Posting for Job Developer

Part-time contract position

Job Title: Job Developer Location: Dundas - West Training Centre – Across TorontoHours: 35 hours a week – some evening hours requiredLength: Immediately to March 31, 2019 (with possibility of an extension)Reports to: Manager of Employment Services

Job Developer Position 

PTP is looking for an individual with exceptional interpersonal communication skills and proven experience as a Job Developer to help our clients, who often have multiple barriers to employment, find and keep a suitable job.  We’re looking for someone who wants to go the extra mile and who cares passionately about working with our client group, someone who develops strong relationships with employers and who will work closely with team members across PTP programs and services to ensure all clients receive the highest level of customer service, care and support in their job search efforts. 


You will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Developing relationships with employers in a variety of industries to ensure successful job placements for job search participants
  • Conducting marketing and outreach activities to employers, community agencies and organizations
  • Monitor all placements, oversee training plan development and conduct on-going follow-up to ensure successful employment outcomes for program participants
  • Assisting job search participants in targeting suitable employment based on experience and education
  • Preparing and supporting participants for interviews
  • Coordinating appropriate job interviews for participants
  • Coaching, supporting and monitoring participants in the initial stages of employment while maintaining relations with employers 
  • Liaising with employers to identify and obtain job leads 
  • Working closely with the employment counsellors to ensure the service reflects participants’ needs, abilities and employment goals
  • Maintaining and updating employer database and files with accurate documentation
  • Other duties as assigned by Management


Important skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Business Degree or equivalent
  • 3 or more years’ experience in job development, employer outreach, employment counseling and/or recruitment
  • Experience working with adults who may have low literacy, low educational attainment, learning challenges, disabilities and other, complex barriers to employment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and the challenges experienced by hard-to-serve clients
  • Advanced skills in developing resumes with limited information
  • Use of own vehicle is an asset to the job
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication, customer service, organizational and presentation skills 
  • Sound decision making, judgment and problem solving skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment with limited supervision

 A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle would be an asset 

Internal Posting Date: August 14, 2018         Internal/external Closing Date: August 21, 2018

If you are interested in the position, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Milena at

Internal/External Job Posting – Math Upgrading Instructor

PTP – Internal/External Job Posting for Math Upgrading Instructor

Are you passionate about teaching and want to take on the challenge of helping women from diverse backgrounds acquire the qualifications to access post-secondary training?

PTP Adult Learning & Employment Programs, in partnership with Seneca College offers academic upgrading as part of WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound Phase 1 program. This is an intensive 13week program that prepares women for college entrance. Classes run Tuesday mornings 9am-12pm at WoodGreen Community Services (251 Cosburn Avenue).


  • Develop and deliver math programming for all levels of math, including numeracy (+ - x /)
  • Develop and deliver course in ACE curriculum mathematics (grade 12 equivalency, this component of the program is in partnership with Seneca College)
  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment that respects the experiences and needs of adult learners
  • Evaluate, report and track student progress
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students regarding their work and progress
  • Devise and implement strategies to support student retention and progress
  • Work closely with Program Manager on program delivery to ensure issues are addressed in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Work with Program Manager, and Seneca College representative to ensure compliance with college and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) requirements for ACE program
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Adhere to PTP policies, procedures and standards


  • A post-secondary degree in a related area
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and demonstrated experience teaching math to adult learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work with disadvantaged populations using supportive and encouraging methods
  • Ability to be self-directed but flexible; organized and meet deadlines; ability to work independently with minimal supervision but collaboratively with the Program Manager
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and human relations skills to interact effectively with a diverse student and staff population
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Knowledge of government sponsored training or upgrading programs (as asset)


In your cover letter, please

include a one-paragraph statement describing your teaching philosophy

 Hours of Work:  Part time contract/13-weeks (10 weeks/3hours week and 3 weeks/6hours week)


If you are interested in the position, please email cover letter and resume (as ONE [1] file) to:

Simone Morrison, Program Manager - PTP East Centre

 Email address:

 Internal/External Posting Date: August 17, 2018

Internal/External Closing Date: August 24, 2018


PTP – Internal/External Job Posting for Part-Time Employment Essentials Facilitator

 Job Title:             Workshop Facilitator Location:                              Danforth - East Training Centre Hours:                 18 hours/wk

Position:             Part-time Contract 15 wks (with possibility of renewal)

Reports to:         Program Coordinator


About PTP:

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs (PTP) is a community-based organization with two locations in Toronto. Our vision is to empower people to learn and find work they value.

Our mission is to provide basic skills education, job search and related services to individuals preparing for employment, training, or further education. We work to enhance the economic and social circumstances of our participants by creating a rich learning environment where participants identify their interests, develop literacy and Essential Skills, explore employment goals, and discover individual pathways to success.


Program Description:

Building for the Future, an Employment Essentials Pre-Apprenticeship Program, is a 12-week program for OW clients with literacy as a barrier to employment who need assistance in developing an Individual Plan of Action, and who are exploring the trades as a possible career option. Program includes weekly workshops on a variety of topics, pre- and post- academic testing and assessments, employment focused inventories, as well as one-on-one counselling, guidance and support. All components will inform and guide the development of a Final Individual Plan of Action for each participant.


Job Description:

The Workshop Facilitator holds responsibility for the delivery of the following series of workshops:

1.    Life Skills - Identifying issues, Strategies for Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Vocational Assessments - Goal Setting: Setting and Achieving Short and Long-Term Goals/The Importance of an Action Plan
Time and Personal Management – Attendance/Punctuality/Making Commitments
Health - Health/Nutrition/Stress Management/Exercise and Fitness
Communication - Effective Communication/Conflict Resolution
Money Matters – Budgeting/Saving/Credit Card and other Debt
Community Resources – Community and Social Supports/Field Trips/Guest Speakers
Occupational Research – Skills at Work/Skills Training/Job Planning
The World of Work - Employment Standards/Rights at Work/Workplace Culture/Employer Expectations/Job Maintenance
Teamwork – Volunteering at PTP/Community Projects/Planning and Organizing/Skills needed for Teamwork

It is the Facilitator’s responsibility to ensure the highest standards in programming and delivery are maintained.


Duties and Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of PED workshop delivery
  • Arranging guest speakers for some of the workshops
  • Working closely with coordinator/counsellor to ensure excellence in workshop content and design
  • Liaising with Program Coordinator/Counsellor on a regular basis to assist in the development of Final Individual Plan of Action for each participant
  • Bi-weekly case conferencing with Coordinator and/or Program Manager
  • Consulting with Program Coordinator on participant intake, screening and selection process
  • Responsible for collecting a pre-questionnaire to be delivered at onset, and completion of program
  • Responsible for workshop evaluation at the end of 12 week period
  • Preparing all reports and documentation as required by the Program Coordinator

·         Education and experience in adult education, employment counselling and/or educational counselling

·         Life Skills Coach certificate

·         A minimum of 2 years of experience in workshop development and facilitation for participants who may have multiple barriers to employment

·         A good understanding/knowledge of the trades and/or routes to apprenticeship would be an asset

·         Experience delivering programming to a multi-level literacy group with a variety of needs

·         Experience adapting materials to meet the needs of participants

·         Experience instructing and/or counselling adults who are facing multiple barriers to employment (one of which is literacy)

·         Experience working in a community-based setting 



External Posting Date: August 20, 2018                        External Closing Date: August 27, 2018

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Andrew Shaver at

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. PTP will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position; however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!