Start Date: ASAP
The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre recognizes the dignity and potential of each person. We offer an employment culture where a positive attitude and commitment to continuous improvement are highly valued and considered the foundation of our decision making, work practices and success of the organization.
- Source employment and placement opportunities for youth with multiple barriers to employment
- Meet with employers and assess suitability of the workplace
- Employment opportunities: to be sought within Durham Region
- Negotiate financial incentives with employers based on: skill requirement, on-the-job training available, transferable work experience, growth opportunities and/or skill level/employability assessments of participants.
- Outreach to employers to identify opportunities in the “hidden” job market
- Contact employers, using cold or warm calls, on-site meetings, etc. to determine employment opportunities for clients, promote the services of the Help Centre and determine current and future labour market skill needs of the employer.
- Match client interests, skills and experience to job leads, assessing suitability for a position, forwarding resumes, coordinating interviews with client and employer and following up with both to determine next steps.
- Maintain contact with client and employer throughout placement and for scheduled follow-ups to encourage employment maintenance. Also, maintain contact with clients not yet placed, continuing to search for employment opportunities and provide ongoing support.
- Meet or exceed contractual job development targets, completing and submitting required statistical information on a weekly and monthly basis.
- Market services of the Help Centre to the community, including attending job fairs when requested and meeting with employers.
- Develop and maintain client and employer files, including employer information form, client and employer case notes to ensure compliance with guidelines
Requirements and Qualifications
- A post-secondary education in related field preferred.
- 2 to 3 years’ experience in job development/ related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong sales experience and exceptional communication skills
- Proficient computer skills – Word, Excel and Outlook
- Valid G Driver’s License and must have daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle – $2 Million Liability
The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre encourages applications from members identified of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
We wish to thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.