Employment Consultant
Niagara College Canada International Division
Welland, Ontario, CA
1d ago

Responsibilities include

but are not limited to :

  • Meets individually with unemployed clients to determine skills, strengths, needs and barriers which may be preventing client from obtaining suitable and sustainable employment
  • Provides support to clients in the following areas : job search skills, interview preparedness, resume development, exploring training opportunities, applying to government programs providing financial supports, labour market information;
  • referral to community agencies to assist in addressing life barriers to employment

  • Develops an individual Employment Action Plan, focusing on client’s employment goal, which may include skills development and work placements;
  • monitoring client’s progression throughout, providing support as necessary

  • Establishes positive relationships with community employers; identifies job opportunities; refers suitable clients, matching skills as requested by employer
  • Determines if financial incentives are required for employer to successfully provide on the job training and transition client to sustainable employment
  • Manages a client and employer caseload, monitoring and following up at regular intervals as per funder guidelines
  • Accurately completes all necessary documentation and electronic files. Enters information into funder database
  • Qualifications :

  • Three (3) year diploma or degree in a related field of study, i.e., Sociology, Psychology, Social Services, Human Resources or similar field of study
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in employment advisement or career development guidance to a diverse client group
  • Demonstrated experience working with unemployed individuals; job development or recruitment; working with at-risk youth in employment, training or educational environment
  • Ability to contact employers randomly and cold call’, as required
  • Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community services, labour market, occupational requirements and job search resources
  • Sound knowledge of government legislation related to the workplace (i.e., WSIB, Employment Standards)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to reach a resolution in difficult situations
  • Experience in client relations including caseload management
  • Previous experience with Employment Ontario programs an asset
  • Must have valid driver’s license and daily access to vehicle
  • The Position Description Form is available for review from Human Resources during the posting period. Please contact humres niagaracollege.ca to request a copy.

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