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About The Career Foundation: The Career Foundation is a dynamic non-profit organization that offers a wide range of employment, training, and HR services to job seekers and employers. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. Our team of dedicated professionals have described The Career Foundation as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team oriented. For more information about us and our services, please visit our website at CareerFoundation.com.

Some of the benefits and features available to our employees include: 

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive Health Benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, travel coverage, and much more
  • A comprehensive Dental Insurance plan
  • An Employee & Family Assistance program
  • An RRSP Matching plan
  • A Wellness program

Description of Programs and Position: The Foundations in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning), and Foundations in Network Cabling Bridging Programs assist internationally trained professionals to become certified and job ready.  Participants in each program are provided with training and certification to successfully integrate into the job market. The full-time Job Developer is an important member of the team who will be responsible for establishing new relationships with employers, finding appropriate job placement opportunities for program participants (internationally trained professionals), and ensuring that job retention is achieved. The Job Developer is also responsible for delivering pre-employment workshops, providing job coaching to participants, and other essential duties in both programs.

  • Position Type: Full-time, one-year contract with good possibility to lead to continuous employment
  • Reporting to: Project Coordinator
  • Location:  Base office located at Lawrence Avenue West & Allen Road in Toronto. The successful candidate must possess a valid Ontario G driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle to perform essential job functions across the GTHA. Some work will be performed from assigned base location, with potential to also perform some job functions remotely from home on a hybrid-remote schedule, as determined by management, contingent on the successful candidate having high-speed internet and an appropriate home office space. Company cell phone and laptop provided.
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Experience: 2 + years
  • Start date: Immediate

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The Career Foundation is committed to the health and safety of its workforce. As of December 16, 2021, successful candidates for our internal employment opportunities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of same prior to receiving an official employment offer. Accommodations will be made where possible for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Facilitates the placement of internationally trained professionals into full-time employment (HVAC and Network Cabling industries).
  • Conducts marketing and outreach activities to employers, community agencies, and within the community in general to promote the programs and recruit new, eligible participants.
  • Effectively presents the programs to community partners and potential participants in a clear manner ensuring that they understand the programs’ objectives and time requirements.
  • Establishes relationships with employers in HVAC and Network Cabling industries and continuously develops job placement opportunities for program participants.
  • Develops a minimum of 2-3 new employer contacts weekly and 8-12 new employer contacts monthly.
  • Attends networking events, conferences, and hiring fairs to connect with new employers to promote the programs.
  • Ensures that employers meet all eligibility requirements and conducts at least one site visit per employer prior to coordination of job placements to confirm that program participants are provided with suitable and safe work environment.
  • Assists program participants in targeting suitable employment opportunities based on certification and experience.
  • Prepares and supports participants for interviews.
  • Coaches and supports participants in the initial stages of employment while maintaining relations with employers.
  • Monitors all job placements, oversees training plan development, and conducts ongoing follow-up to ensure that successful employment outcomes for program participants are achieved.
  • Liaises with employers to identify and obtain job leads for program participants.
  • Works closely with the Employment Specialists to ensure that service reflects participants’ needs, abilities, and employment goals.
  • Prepares and submits job development activity report on a regular basis.
  • Conducts job search workshops and cold calling to employers as part of job coaching to program participants.
  • Conducts regular check-ins and follow-up calls with all active participants and employers.
  • Coordinates events including hiring fairs, webinars, and information sessions to support employer needs and attract new participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Services, Social Sciences, or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in job development, employer outreach, employment counseling, and/or recruitment is required.
  • Experience working with and supporting internationally trained professionals, job seekers with disabilities, and newcomers considered a strong asset.
  • Candidates who also possess experience or knowledge in the trades, especially in HVAC and Network Cabling industries or relevant fields, will be given priority.
  • Knowledge of current labour market trends, especially in the trades, the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market, job search techniques and employment research methods is preferred.
  • Proven track record in a results-driven environment and solid experience in meeting or exceeding targets is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicational skills with the ability to clearly community information and develop formal business documents.  
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to uphold the organization’s service standards, policies, and core values.
  • A professional and courteous approach to client service with a high level of respect for the diversity of the people served.
  • Flexible and positive approach to work and willingness to take initiative to lend assistance where needed to ensure that the team is successful in meeting project goals.
  • Proven ability to work independently and build strong working team relationships.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as Zoom, and Outlook 365 applications, including Teams, SharePoint, Forms, and Bookings.
  • Punctual, self-motivated, and self-directed.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive information, exhibit tact, diplomacy and good judgment, while upholding standards of professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality.
  • Flexible to work outside of normal business hours when needed, during peak periods.
  • Must possess valid Ontario G driver’s licence and access to reliable vehicle to perform essential job functions across GTA. Some work will be performed from assigned base office located at Lawrence Avenue West & Allen Road, with potential to also perform some job functions remotely from home on a hybrid-remote schedule, as determined by management, contingent on the successful candidate having high-speed internet and an appropriate home office space.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to submit official documentation to confirm vaccination status prior to job offer.  

Application Form

To apply for this position, please complete the application form below. We suggest using the latest version of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to complete the form, in order to ensure that your application is submitted correctly. 

*Should you experience any technical difficulties while submitting your application, please submit your résumé to jobs@careerfoundation.org, along with a Word document that addresses all of the questions in the application form.

About The Career Foundation

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. For more information please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation.  The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team-oriented.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program
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