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    Job Posting - Full-Time Employment Counsellor

    Job Title: Employment Counsellor
    Location: Danforth/Etobicoke – East/West Training Centre
    Hours: 35 hours a week 8:30 to 4:30 – Wednesday evening hours required (11:00 to 7:00 pm)
    Position: Full-time 
    Reports to: Program Manager

    Job Description: 

    The Employment Counsellor (EC) is responsible for delivering key components of employment services at PTP’s Job Solutions’ program. The role includes, but is not limited to, conducting client intakes and assessments, case management of clients, facilitating workshops on a variety of job search topics ensuring individual service delivery outcomes and standards are met.

    The Employment Counsellor is expected to keep up with changes in the field of employment counselling and have current knowledge of Toronto’s labour market, including current employment trends, as well as knowledge of apprenticeship, education and training opportunities and resources. Together with your colleagues, the EC responsible for developing and maintaining innovative services that achieve the highest standards in employment service practices.

    Responsibilities:        

    • Conducting intake and assessment with potential participants
    • Assessing participants employability readiness and identifying employment skills and supports required to be competitively employed
    • Referring clients to appropriate programs or other community services if suitable
    • Developing employment service plans required to meet participants vocational or educational goals
    • Providing individual guidance with all aspects of career decision-making, training research, and job search techniques to reach goals of sustainable employment
    • Assisting participants to develop resumes and cover letters ensuring they are effective and appropriate representations of the participants’ skills and qualifications
    • Supporting participants in conducting job search based on realistic and accurate assessment of qualifications and employer expectations through research of information provided within posting
    • Determining the need and suitability for job development services and making referrals
    • Working with Job Developer to assist with participants placements and job maintenance  
    • Liaising with community professionals and employers to create competitive employment opportunities
    • Facilitating training, including Second Career, application completion and submission
    • Planning and delivering individual and group workshops, internally/externally, on employability skills, local labour market information, apprenticeships, job search and interview skills, and information sessions
    • Developing and maintaining accurate and detailed, reports, cases notes and documentation related participants files
    • Managing individual and team administrative duties: scheduling appointments for participants, completing necessary paperwork, maintaining participant and filing system 
    • Attending meetings as required
    • Adhering to PTP policies
    • Undertaking other assignments as required

    Qualifications:

    • A post-secondary education in career and work Counselling,  Adult Education diploma or at least 3 years related experience
    • Experience in career and job search counselling
    • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of labour market trends, employment counselling / facilitation and presentation techniques to facilitate adult learning
    • Solid interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Computer skills: MS Office, the Internet; EOIS-CaMS,
    • Strong administrative skills, detail-oriented, and well-organized

    Posting Date: May 8, 2017

    Closing Date: May 22, 2017

    If you are interested in the position, please send your cover letter and resume to Maria Romaschin by email at mariar@ptp.ca.